Buying or selling a company requires a thorough assessment and proper structuring for success. Let Shepherd Law guide you to the ideal agreement.

Headed by managing partner, Thomas M. Shepherd, the mergers and acquisitions attorneys at Shepherd Law represent private, closely held and family businesses. We assist with virtually all types of acquisitions, mergers and related transactions. Mr. Shepherd has over fifteen years combined accounting and legal experience, and he uses this unique blend of talents to holistically and creatively represent individuals and companies to buy and sell businesses.

Our mergers and acquisitions practice covers a wide range of corporate transactions including private transactions to acquire assets or stock, acquisitions and divestitures of divisions and subsidiaries, computer software and other technology transfers, and joint ventures, strategic alliance and partnerships transactions.

The Atlanta mergers and acquisitions attorneys at Shepherd Law are prepared to handle all aspects of the planning, negotiation, documentation, and financing of transactions including:

  • Structuring business combinations to maximize economic benefits
  • Negotiating and drafting asset and stock purchase and sale agreements and merger agreements
  • Assisting with the due diligence investigation of a business being sold or acquired
  • Securing applicable federal, state and local regulatory approvals, licenses, and permits
  • Preparation and filing of required state and federal securities filings
  • Negotiating and drafting documents for the financing of a transaction, including institutional loan agreements, mezzanine financing, and sales of debt or equity securities
  • Providing advice regarding corporate gove






In 2008, Shepherd Law broke off from a larger firm to create a boutique corporate and M&A law practice. Across nearly 2 decades, we have handled hundreds of transactions – representing both buyers and sellers.

More importantly, over the past five years, Shepherd Law has emerged as the nation’s preeminent sell-side M&A boutique law firm in the Green Industry. Since 2017, we have completed over 40 transactions across all sectors of the Green Industry – from Commercial, to Residential, Design & Installation, Tree Care/Management, Turf Care, and Pest Control. We have represented sellers in sales as small as $500,000 and as large as $105,000,000, with an average deal size in the $15M - $25M range.

The majority of these companies were sold to the big names in the Green Industry – Yellowstone Landscape, Brightview Holdings, American Landscaping Partners, Aslpundh, Schill Grounds Management, Landscape Workshop, Tree Guardians, and Yard-Nique, to name just a few. We have also worked across the table from an array of private equity firms backing purchasers, such as Halle Capital, Argonne Capital, Osceola Capital Management, Harvest Partners, Plexus Capital, and others.

We have represented numerous purchasers as well, who typically rolled up smaller Green Industry companies, with an eye toward flipping the entire umbrella to a larger equity partner in the coming years.


With all this experience, we are exceptionally well versed in industry standards – we understand the business, we know the market, we know the major industry players, and we know the private equity partners that stand behind them.

No firm in the country can replicate our comprehensive expertise in the Green Industry, and none can come close without charging big firm prices. Simply put, we are the best bang for the buck when it comes to buying or selling a company in the Green Industry.