Due Diligence & Audits

Pattishall represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, and conducts due diligence reviews and audits in all the areas of our practice. We help value brands for sellers and buyers, as well as the IRS, on behalf of clients and as independent experts.

In many M&A transactions, the brand assets are the most valuable property being acquired. Brands can't be reproduced, and many brand assets have both national and international goodwill. Pattishall has helped to value brands since the M&A business took off in the 1980's

Pattishall has counseled clients in transactions involving many famous brands, including:

  • Nabisco
  • Del Monte
  • Everyday Learning Corporation
  • London Fog
  • Planters

Our firm served as lead intellectual property counsel for R.J.R. Nabisco in multi-billion dollar transactions involving the sale of the Nabisco businesses in Europe, the worldwide sale of the Del Monte fresh food and processed food business, and transactions involving other famous brands in various countries around the world. We undertook global due diligence of ownership, licensing and litigation records, drafting and negotiating M&A documents, and post-transaction transfers involving OREO, RITZ, PLANTERS, DEL MONTE and other household names.