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In this series of short videos, experts in our market-leading Cross-Border Transactions and Integrations practice provide insight into a variety of practical and legal issues relevant to corporations pursuing cross-border M&A transactions, post-acquisition integrations, carve-outs and other complex domestic or international transactions.

Series I: US Domestic Considerations

In our first series of videos, our partners start with local issues, discussing US law matters that companies engaging in particular domestic transactions may face, leveraging lessons learned on recent engagements.

Episode 1: Deregistration of Out of State Entities

San Francisco partner Scott Meselson discusses the importance of not overlooking out-of-state deregistrations when planning for the liquidation of a subsidiary, and methods for ensuring that this important clean-up step is taken care of.

Episode 2: How to Dissolve a Delaware LLC

Chicago partner Christina Bullock provides a high level overview of some of the key steps to take for dissolving a Delaware limited liability company.

Episode 3: Delaware “Demergers”

Washington, DC partner Daniel De Deo discusses the Delaware “demerger” rules and highlights how this relatively new transaction structure can be used in both corporate restructurings and third-party deals.

Episode 4: Considerations in Cross-State Mergers

Houston partner Justin Whittenburg highlights potential pitfalls of cross-state mergers and strategies to avoid tripping into them.


Helen Mantel advises clients on complex cross-border transactions and counsels companies across a variety of industries on the expansion and management of their overseas operations. Prior to joining the Chicago office, Ms. Mantel worked in the Firm’s London and Moscow offices. Ms. Mantel is Chambers ranked. Ms. Mantel is Chair of the North America Cross-Border Transactions and Integrations Steering Committee. She is a member of the Firm's Professional Responsibility and Professional Conduct Committee. She is Co-Chair of the Chicago Office Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


Nancy Hamzo is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Toronto. Nancy has been recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 and as a key lawyer in Legal 500 Canada 2020 for M&A. Nancy has practiced in the Firm's Chicago office working on cross border transactions. She advises clients on a wide range of complex corporate transactional matters and Canadian antitrust and foreign investment matters. Nancy is a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Steering Committee for Cross-Border Transactions and Integrations as well as a member of the Global Healthcare group. She also co-chairs the Women's Networking Initiative in the Toronto office.

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