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Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys


Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) attorneys make sure laws are followed when a company merges with another company or when a company acquires another company. They may work in-house on the company's staff or, more commonly, as a specialist in an outside legal firm. They are knowledgeable about federal and state law. They must also have a working knowledge of tax law, employment and labor laws, environmental law, antitrust, intellectual property, corporate finance, and commercial law, among other areas. M&A lawyers oversee all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including creating and reviewing contracts, permits, memorandums, transaction agreements, and other legal documentation. There are about 823,900 lawyers, including those that specialize in mergers and acquisitions, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Law Degree




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