Every M&A deal presents its own challenges. CMM recently closed a multimillion dollar deal for a popular East End restaurant. The business and real estate upon which the restaurant operates were owned by two different corporations, and CMM restructured the corporations into LLCs, and worked with the shareholders in the transfer of the business and real estate into the new LLCs. This included the liquor license transfer, the assignment of the mortgage, and other business transfers. Thereafter, the Buyer, a private equity firm, purchased a portion of certain membership interests in both LLCs, and our client happily retained an ownership interest in both LLCs, while a retiring member was bought out entirely.

Despite these changes, the restaurant will continue to operate as usual, with our client remaining as a manager and continuing to run the business in the future. CMM will continue to play an active role. Stay tuned!

Christine Malafi and Marc Saracino spearheaded the deal with support from Zachary Mike and Legal Assistant Taylor Lininger. This multifaceted deal highlights CMM’s ability to navigate the most complex mergers and acquisitions.