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Episode 122: S11E2 The Complex Roles of M&A Lawyers

  • By holly-brezee
  • February 23, 2024
  • Season 11

On this episode of The Blackletter Podcast, Tom Dunlap is joined by Sharon Heaton, the president, founder, and CEO of sbLiftOff. Together, Tom, Sharon, and Wright Lewis, a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, uncover the role of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers in helping businesses sell through preparation processes like business valuation and business succession strategies.

On the show, Sharon and Wright explain how M&A lawyers work with clients on estate planning and business succession tasks and help businesses increase their company value. Together, they detail the effort involved in preparing a business for sale and discuss the essential roles of M&A teams, including the advisor, lawyer, and accountant. Finally, Sharon explains the challenges of valuing and selling businesses and emphasizes the importance of considering various factors when determining a business’s valuation, including growth, margins, backlogs, and more.


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