Practice Areas

Corporate Reorganizations, Mergers and Acquisitions

Our corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions practice serves our corporate clients in designing appropriate transactional structures for corporate acquisitions, combinations, and mergers. The firm's attorneys counsel clients regarding taxable transactions and tax-free reorganizations and the concepts and consequences associated with stock and asset acquisition structures. The firm handles complex acquisition structures while emphasizing critical aspects of financing techniques, special applications of tax code opportunities, preservation and usability of loss carryovers and tax attributes, acquisition-related compensation issues, techniques for disposing of unwanted assets, and allocation of risks between buyers and sellers of a business.

Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint can assist you in a wide range of public and private transactions in nearly all types of transactions, including negotiated acquisitions, combinations, and sales; public and private mergers; tender and exchange offers and bids; pursuit and defense of friendly and hostile unsolicited offers; private equity-sponsored mergers and acquisitions; and going-private transactions.

The firm's attorneys have extensive experience with corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, including the recent representation of numerous Georgia banking clients in the formation of banking holding companies, which included preparation of regulatory applications, registration of securities, development of shareholder proxy materials, drafting the agreement and plan of merger, guidance regarding the shareholder meeting, disposition of dissenting shareholders, and consummation of the merger; a marina developer in multiple private placements of securities in facilitating marina acquisitions and development; numerous commercial real estate interests in multiple private placements of securities in a syndication of real estate acquisitions and development, including the identification of private subscribers, preparation of confidential private placement memoranda, compliance with blue sky laws, and the consummation of the offering; and a logistics company in strategic acquisitions of market-share competitors, yielding accretive growth and economies of scale.

This practice area is led by Barry L. McGraw. For any questions or additional information about our commercial real estate practice, please contact Barry at 404-681-3450 or

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