HR Legal Troubles That Spoil M&A: Texas Lawyer

Texas Lawyer has signed up Alan Bush and Meghan Hurse as freelance contributors.  Their latest article, "HR Legal Troubles That Spoil M&A," appeared in the April 20, 2015 issue.

Here's what Alan and Meghan had to say about HR legal in mergers and acquisitions:

Love is in the air. Company meets company; they fall in love and do a deal. When the honeymoon is over, overlooked HR liabilities can haunt the buyer. Only one problem: By now, breaking up is hard to do. What can a buyer’s deal team look for in due diligence? And what can a seller do before going on the market? Let’s talk it out...

Read the full article for more.  In it, Alan and Meghan lay out some practical thoughts on:

  • Nasty surprises that can follow all buyers – from asset sale buyers to PE groups – after a deal close;
  • What a buyer could look for in due diligence;
  • What a seller can do to make itself more attractive to buyers.