To Whom It May Concern:
During the first half of 1998 my company,
Consolidated Reprographics, entered into serious negotiations
with Lason Corporation, a publicly traded company from Michigan,
to be acquired in a combination cash and stock deal.
Upon the recommendation of CR’s accounting firm, I
selected Mr. Roger Neu to represent my firm in the negotiations
and contract review process.
Like many negotiation processes, it seemed
to be a series of fits and starts.
However, once a verbal offer was accepted, all parties
were anxious to move forward.
It was at that critical time that Roger Neu’s
experience and expertise really paid off for Consolidated
Roger identified a number of issues we had not even
thought of and was able to structure the Contract of Sale and
Employment Agreements to protect our interests.
As we hammered out the final details of our deal, Roger
worked fourteen hour-plus days and adjusted his working schedule
to take advantage of the time difference between California and
Once Consolidated Reprographics had joined
the Lason family and I had the opportunity to meet with
Lason’s legal counsel, they told me that it had been a
pleasure for them to work with someone of Roger’s
indicated that his professionalism helped them complete our deal
in a timely manner and actually assisted them in meeting their
client’s goals as well.
Now, a year after the deal’s completion,
we even better understand some of the issues Roger raised during
the negotiation and contract phases of our transaction.
The documents he helped structure have served us very
well and have allowed us to focus on growing our company to the
benefit of both Lason Corporation and Consolidated
Reprographics’ former shareholders.
I would highly recommend Roger Neu to anyone who is
considering buying or selling a business.