Mergers, Acquisitions and Downsizing

There are many labor, employment and employee benefits law issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and downsizings. Fisher & Phillips attorneys advise both buyers and sellers on issues such as severance compensation, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability, health plan and other benefit plan termination issues, development of criteria for the buyer to use in determining which employees to hire, union bargaining and representational rights, successorship issues, and decision and effects bargaining. We also assist companies involved in mergers and acquisitions in the labor, employment and workers' compensation aspects of the due diligence process.

We advise companies that are engaged in downsizing or "right-sizing" their operations on issues such as compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("WARN") and similar state statutes, avoidance of discrimination claims, severance pay, COBRA issues and compliance with the Older Workers Benefits Protection Act.

Related Attorneys

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Shayna H. Balch Partner Phoenix (602) 281-3400 vCard
Steven M. Bernstein Regional Managing Partner Tampa (813) 769-7513 vCard
D. Albert Brannen Regional Managing Partner Atlanta (404) 240-4235 vCard
Robert C. Christenson Partner Atlanta (404) 240-4256 vCard
Laurel K. Cornell Associate Louisville (502) 561-3987 vCard
Brent A. Cossrow Partner Philadelphia (610) 230-2135 vCard
Amber L. Elias Attorney Boston (617) 532-9327 vCard
Brian J. Finucane Partner Kansas City (816) 842-8770 vCard
Lonnie D. Giamela Partner Los Angeles / Irvine (213) 330-4454 vCard
Mark J. Gomsak Associate Louisville (502) 561-3972 vCard
Rick Grimaldi Partner Philadelphia / Washington, D.C. (610) 230-2136 vCard
H. Victor Hansen Senior Counsel Atlanta (404) 240-4200 vCard
Christopher C. Hoffman Regional Managing Partner San Diego (858) 597-9610 vCard
David R. Kresser Partner Atlanta (404) 240-4208 vCard
Jina Lee Associate  / Los Angeles vCard
Lawrence L. Lee Partner Denver (303) 218-3650 vCard
Emily N. Litzinger Associate Louisville (502) 561-3978 vCard
Scott M. Mahoney Partner Las Vegas (702) 252-3131 vCard
Claud L. (Tex) McIver Partner Atlanta / San Antonio (404) 240-4234 vCard
Christopher H. Mills Partner New Jersey (908) 516-1068 vCard
Steven M. Nobil Regional Managing Partner Cleveland (440) 838-8800 vCard
Daniel P. O'Brien Partner Cleveland (440) 838-8800 vCard
Ann Margaret Pointer Partner Atlanta (404) 240-4223 vCard
Jonathan Shapiro Regional Managing Partner New England / Boston (207) 774-6001 vCard
Jeffrey D. Smith Partner Cleveland (440) 838-8800 vCard
J. Hagood Tighe Partner Columbia (803) 255-0000 vCard
Pavneet Singh Uppal Regional Managing Partner Phoenix (602) 281-3400 vCard
Joshua H. Viau Of Counsel Atlanta (404) 240-4269 vCard

Related Practices

  • Layoffs and Plant Closings
  • Multi-Employer Pension Liability
  • Reductions in Force
  • Severance Agreements
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act