Houston Mergers & AcquisItions attorneys

Hoover Slovacek LLP’s integrative team of legal experts, whose practice areas include bankruptcy/restructuring, oil and gas, transactional, intellectual property, real estate, and estate planning, collectively and effectively represent their clients in the buying and selling of businesses using a practical approach to negotiation and problem solving of the complex issues involved.

Many mergers and acquisitions require the “community” of legal services in order to complete the deal. It’s much more cost-effective and easier to resolve when overlapping services can be handled within one firm’s realm of legal representations. Our niche for our middle market clients (private equity and privately held companies) is the reasonable rates that our firm charges for our tenured, experienced attorneys, as well as the efficient use of experienced and knowledgeable associates and staff.


Client representation Includes:

  • Prepare and negotiate Letter of Intent;
  • Identify risks to ensure that negotiations and strategies are conceived to include reduction, indemnification and/or defense of the potential liability for ongoing concern;
  • Identify potential tax implications;
  • Prepare transaction strategy and checklist;
  • Negotiate in good faith the final terms and resolutions of complex issues raised during due diligence;
  • Draft and negotiate sale agreement (entity or asset) and all agreements critical to the purchase;
  • Prepare necessary corporate agreements and organizational documents;
  • Research and collaborate with tax expert if necessary regarding tax consequences of the sale;
  • Negotiate as needed following the purchaser’s due diligence and any change in terms (Seller transaction); and
  • Review and negotiate any changes to sale agreements and related documents to timely finalize and close the sale (Seller transaction).


Distressed Sales:

Additionally, Ed Rothberg, Melissa Haselden, and Curt McCreight have extensive experience in the buying and selling of distressed assets in and out of bankruptcy court.

Industry Representations:

  • Large restaurant and Casino
  • Wholesale and retail businesses
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate

Learn More

Our Attorneys

Edward W. Engel  /  Download V-Card

Edward Engel has participated in a multitude of merger and acquisition transactions representing businesses from large restaurant and casino operations to the wholesale and retail businesses.  Mr. Engel led all domestic and international franchise operations for both Rainforest Café and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, successfully negotiating and managing franchise agreements throughout the Middle East including Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey.

K. Cynthia Pickett  /  Download V-Card

Cynthia Pickett has over 37 years of transaction legal experience. Her primary transaction practice areas are oil and gas, real estate, manufacturing, private offerings, business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions (including due diligence, transaction financing and structure, documentation and oversight), choice of business entity structure, formation, and day-to-day operating, employment and asset purchase, sale and disposition contracts.

Edward L. RothberG  /  Download V-Card

Ed Rothberg is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  As a result, his merger and acquisition practice focuses on distressed companies.  Mr. Rothberg has participated in dozens of Bankruptcy Code Section 363 sales where distressed assets were sold free and clear liens. He has also participated in distressed acquisitions and mergers through the confirmation of Chapter 11 plans. Mr. Rothberg focuses on the business and tax aspects of these transactions while utilizing our other M&A professionals to document the deals.

Curtis W. McCreight  /  Download V-Card

Curt McCreight works in transactional and business matters ranging from real estate transactions, tax matters, asset and entity sales and re-financing, and merger and acquisition of non-public entities. Curt has experience with negotiating, advising, documenting and due diligence related to the purchase, sale, refinance, and merger of closely held entities and mutli-family real estate projects. Curt has also assisted troubled entities and lenders with bankruptcy 363 issues, DIP financing and work out matters.

Melissa A. Haselden  /  Download V-Card

Melissa Haselden has been practicing for more than 20 years, with a primary focus in commercial bankruptcy/insolvency representations, including the restructuring of debt for distressed companies, both in and outside of bankruptcy, and representing asset purchasers in various industries. Ms. Haselden has participated in numerous 363 sales of assets, as well as distressed acquisitions and mergers in connection with Chapter 11 plan confirmation.

Adelqui J. BouÉ  /  Download V-Card

Adelqui J. Boué has been involved in various transactional and corporate business matters during his over 20 years of practice in both Texas and Illinois. Mr. Boué has undertaken numerous multi-faceted roles from both sides of the table including real estate and leasing matters, foreclosures, contract drafting and negotiations, as well as providing overall counsel for complete business formation and transaction acquisition and financing matters. He has assisted both English and Spanish speaking clients of all sizes from multinational companies to small business owners in their efforts to achieve and manage continued success within their corporate endeavors.

Contact Us

Hoover Slovacek LLP
Galleria Tower II
5051 Westheimer, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77056
View Map

P: 713-977-8686
F: 713-977-5395