For decades, BSW has been home to one of the largest mergers, acquisitions and transactional groups in Louisiana. Today, our corporate group has more than 200 years of combined practice experience, and handles acquisitions, sales, mergers, separations, equity placements and other transactions for a wide variety of private and public clients. As the structure of most transactions is heavily tax law dependent, the majority of our transactional attorneys have a masters of law in taxation and/or are board certified tax specialists. Complex transactions typically require experience across a number of different legal areas, and our corporate group is supported by our large labor group, governmental relations group, commercial litigation group, insurance regulatory group, and banking and finance group. In addition to the basics of corporate practice such as devising marketing and negotiation strategies, designing deal structure, and drafting transitional document packages, our attorneys offer many years of experience with helping our clients: identify potential buyers or targets, identify sources of venture capital and other equity to fund transactions, identify lending resources for leveraged transactions, and value and price businesses for transactional purposes across most industries, including insurance, health care, retail, manufacturing, construction, software, oil and gas, petrochemical, environmental, maritime, and service industries, to name a few.