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Mergers and Acquisitions Attorneys

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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 619,530 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

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney

Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney

Associate Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney