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Lane & Waterman LLP

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 1IowaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leading team in eastern Iowa assisting publicly and privately held companies with corporate and financial mandates. Experienced in handling a wide range of matters, including asset sales and purchases. Regularly advises clients in the banking and healthcare sectors. Also acts on corporate governance matters and the formation of new companies.

Strengths

"Their attention to detail is impressive," notes a client, going on to add: "They left nothing unturned or unexamined. They provided options, research and direction as we reached the end of our time frame."

Another client endorses the team's "strong legal knowledge and excellent negotiation skills," adding: "They are easy to deal with and collaborate within the organization to best represent the client."

Work highlights

Represented Lee Enterprises in its acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway Newspaper Operations and in the refinancing of Lee’s debt with the latter.

Notable practitioners

Dana Waterman is a seasoned practitioner with deep experience in corporate finance. He also has a strong record in handling acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

Scott Van Vooren often acts for publicly traded and private companies on sensitive corporate transactions. He is well placed to act on acquisitions, sales and mergers.
"He is very knowledgeable in drafting contracts which favor his clients and negotiates with strong convictions." "Scott's attention to detail was impressive. He talked to us in layman terms, using his experience to guide us in the right direction."

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Corporate/M&A


Dana Waterman III
Senior Statespeople
Scott Van Vooren
Band 2