We advise public and private companies in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and strategic alliances, including those structured as asset or stock purchase agreements, statutory mergers or joint ventures. As a part of our services in this area, we advise you as to the optimal structure, draft and negotiate the applicable memoranda of understanding and agreements (including confidentiality, non-competition, employment, consulting, guarantee, letters of credit, security, pledge, subordination, escrow and registration rights, as appropriate) and perform legal due diligence to minimize post-closing surprises. We also coordinate and manage the real estate, labor, environmental, intellectual property, bankruptcy, antitrust and tax experts with whom we have affiliations as their specialized services become necessary.