Business & Commercial Law

Areas of focus within business and commercial law.

Purchase, Sales and Mergers

Few businesses operating in dynamic markets keep the same size or shape over a period of many years. At Margrave Celmins, our business lawyers advise clients about the best ways to pursue opportunities for mergers, acquisitions or sales of business assets. If the time is right for your company to consider a significant change in its scale or composition, contact one of our lawyers in Scottsdale.

We can represent either buyers or sellers in business purchase transactions; $50 million deals lie within our range of experience. On the buyer’s side, we can help you with every aspect of the negotiation and documentation of the transaction, from choosing between a merger and acquisition to due diligence. Our goal is to make sure that you’re in the best possible position to realize the benefit of your bargain without hidden costs, liabilities or headaches.

On the seller’s side, we focus on matters ranging from valuation issues to securing your right to payment through collateral and guarantees. We also consider such questions as your interest in maintaining a position as a manager or consultant, the terms of a non-compete or trade secrets covenant, or even such details as continued health insurance or pension benefits.

Comprehensive counsel for business clients in Arizona and around the world.

At Margrave Celmins, our experience with major business transactions is not limited to mergers and acquisitions. We also advise clients about such opportunities or problems as the following:

  • Joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Overseas investments and U.S. subsidiary formation
  • Regional sales and distribution agreements
  • Franchise opportunities
  • Purchases or sales of dealerships, branches or product lines
  • Family business management succession issues
  • Partnership dissolution or partner buyout
  • Assisting foreign entities and individuals in connection with investment in a U.S. real estate or business

Our clients can count on Margrave Celmins for sound advice and attentive service throughout every phase of a major transaction. They also sleep easier knowing that our litigation skills can hold the other party to the deal to its commitments.

Contact Our Team

(480) 994-2000

(480) 994-2008

Margrave Celmins P.C.

8171 E. Indian Bend Road Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020