Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings are significant areas of practice for Ritzert & Leyton.  The practice includes work on behalf of buyers, sellers, owners, and investors and involves many types of businesses or enterprises, including postsecondary education institutions, commercial businesses and not-for-profit organizations.  We provide services at all stages of the transaction process, including conceptualization, preparation of letters of intent, negotiating purchase and sale agreements, conducting and monitoring due diligence, and obtaining governmental approvals on changes in ownership and control.  We understand that good planning is a key to success when the purchase, sale, restructuring, or reorganization of the enterprise is involved.

As the postsecondary education area has expanded, our work for education clients in this area has also grown.  Ritzert & Leyton has successfully handled many postsecondary education transactions, each with unique issues and attributes, and represented individuals, corporations, venture capitalists, private equity groups, and lenders. 

For further information on education transactions, please contact Peter S. Leyton.

To learn more about this practice area, contact John E. Ritzert Jr.