Blank Rome’s leading aerospace, defense, and government (“ADG”) M&A practice provides legal counsel and advice on all aspects of M&A transactions in the ADG sector, representing clients in structuring, documenting, negotiating, and closing transactions (as well as advising on post-closing integration and regulatory matters). Blank Rome is one of the few firms with top-tier national Corporate/M&A and Government Contracts practices, enabling us to effectively and efficiently address the web of complex considerations that are unique to transactions in the ADG sector.
How We Can Help
An Integrated, Business-Minded Approach
Our team is distinguished by its strong collaboration and breadth of expertise across the many disciplines required to successfully structure and close ADG transactions, including government contracts, government relations, insurance, securities, intellectual property, tax, real estate, construction, international trade, aviation, maritime, ERISA, employment, and environmental law.
Our team’s experience extends to the full panoply of ADG industry issues, including small business program eligibility and affiliation matters, facility and personnel security, the mitigation of foreign ownership, control and influence, Anti-Assignment Act and novation issues, intellectual property and data rights, cybersecurity, cost accounting and audit matters, approvals by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), U.S. export controls (including those administered by the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce), U.S. economic sanctions programs, False Claims Act matters, organization conflicts of interest, and suspension and debarment. We also handle the full range of post-closing integration matters, including preparing and processing novation agreements, change-of-name agreements, ethics and compliance program enhancement, and addressing employee retention and key personnel issues.
What Sets Us Apart
Our Nationally Recognized M&A and Government Contracts Practices
Blank Rome’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice has been ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500, as well as in Chambers USA. Our Government Contracts practice is also nationally ranked by Chambers USA and The Legal 500, and was recognized as a Law360 Government Contracts Practice Group of the Year for 2018 (one of only six practices nationwide). Our team closely follows developments involving ADG M&A, and is active in the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.