Throughout the life of a business, owners and executives constantly explore options that can make the organization stronger and more profitable. Whether this means merging with another business, acquiring another business, selling all or part of the business or restructuring the way the original business operates, it is important to discuss your options with a legal professional. Whether you are targeting another business for purchase or readying your business for sale, our Atlanta business and tax attorneys can provide the guidance you need to get the deal done.

At Friedman, Dever & Merlin, our attorneys have years of business transaction, financial and tax experience representing buyers (both financial and strategic) and sellers in a variety of mergers and acquisition transactions.


We provide advice on all aspects of the process, from initial deal discussions and negotiating the letter of intent to due diligence, structuring, financing, drafting the documents and ultimately closing the deal.

All of our business attorneys also have advanced degrees and/or substantial experience in tax law. This means that we are particularly attuned to the tax consequences of various transaction structures and strive to find creative solutions that minimize the tax consequences for our clients.

We are experienced in representing buyers and sellers in a variety of different M&A transaction structures, such as:

  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Stock / LLC Interest Purchases and Sales
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Nontaxable reorganizations and recapitalizations
  • Spin-offs and other business divisions
  • Joint Ventures

As an established law firm with a long track record of success, we are prepared to explore innovative strategies and forward-thinking approaches to get the deal done.

When you need to discuss business growth and expansion with a knowledgeable lawyer, call or email our office. While we maintain offices in Atlanta, we are prepared to represent clients throughout Georgia and the United States.


At Friedman, Dever & Merlin, we encourage you to meet with us to discuss your current and future legal needs. We encourage you to call us at 404-236-8600 or send us a confidential email to schedule your consultation with a lawyer.

Although our office is in Atlanta, we know that business happens everywhere. We are able to accommodate your company’s legal needs whether they arise in Georgia or elsewhere.