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KJK’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group focuses on the entire life cycle of our clients’ businesses, including formation and capitalization of start-up companies, day-to-day business needs, private equity funds and independent sponsors, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructurings and recapitalizations, and succession planning for closely held businesses

We assist our clients with a wide range of matters, including:

  • Counseling on corporate governance and structure
  • Advising on shareholder agreements
  • Negotiating contracts with customers, suppliers and distributors
  • Drafting confidentiality agreements
  • Dealing with government agencies on regulatory matters
Corporate & Securities

Legal Services

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Contracts
    • Contract Preparation, Negotiation & Compliance
    • Distribution & Supply Agreements
  • Corporate & Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate Governance & Board Counseling
  • Domestic & International Joint Ventures
  • Labor & Employment
    • Employment & Consulting Agreements
    • Equity Compensation Plans
    • Executive Compensation
  • Fund Formation & Capitalization
    • Fund Formation Capabilities
    • Recapitalizations
  • General Counsel Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • Roll-Up Transactions
  • Private Equity
  • Securities
    • Primary & Secondary Public Transactions
    • Private Placements
    • Securities Compliance
    • Securities Litigation
    • Securities Offerings & Private Equity Financing
    • Shareholder, Operating & Partnership Agreements
    • Tender Offers & Proxy Contests
  • Venture Capital
  • Workouts & Restructurings

Corporate & Securities Practice Group

Securities Attorneys

KJK’s Securities attorneys are known for their hands-on in-house counsel approach. We represent companies of all sizes ranging from start-ups seeking angel investors to large, publicly traded companies.

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    Global Lawyer

    When critical issues arise around the world, our clients can rest easy knowing that they have access to highquality legal counsel from these market leaders, including complimentary 30-minute initial consultations. Let KJK’s membership in Meritas give you confidence that your interests at home and abroad will be given the same attention as your KJK matters.

    Corporate & Securities

    Private Equity

     

    KJK has significant experience representing private equity firms in both managing their investments and in handling day-to-day matters as general counsel to portfolio companies.

    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS  

    KJK’s Corporate attorneys have handled billions of dollars in acquisitions and sales of companies in a range of industries, including aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, technology, retail and more.

    CRITICAL BUSINESS CONTRACTS

    KJK’s outsourced General Counsel services include negotiation of corporate contracts, including consulting agreements, licensing agreements, terms and conditions, master service agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

    Public Companies

     

    KJK’s Securities team regularly represents publicly traded companies in all aspects of their business, including preparing and filing disclosure statements, defending against proxy contests and representing shareholders in going-private transactions.

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    Corporate & Securities

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    Board Meeting Attendance

    Including a trusted legal advisor at your board meetings is invaluable. One of our Corporate attorneys will attend these meetings to provide a fresh perspective, flag critical legal issues or serve as an impartial mediator for board discussions. We freely and happily participate in your organization’s board meetings, help set the agenda and facilitate the governance process.

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    ATTORNEYS

    Steven Bersticker Cleveland Corporate Attorney

    Steven C. Bersticker

    CO-CHAIR

    Kevin O'Connor

    Kevin T. O'Connor

    OF COUNSEL

    Christopher Hubbert Cleveland Corporate Attorney

    Christopher J. Hubbert

    CO-CHAIR

    Alan Rauss

    Jessica L. Wiedemann

    OF COUNSEL

    Demetrius Robinson Columbus Tax Attorney Columbus Corporate Attorney

    Demetrius J. Robinson

    PARTNER

    Samir Dahman Columbus Corporate Lawyer

    Samir B. Dahman

    PARTNER

    Jon Pinney Cleveland Corporate Lawyer

    Jon J. Pinney

    MANAGING PARTNER

    Alex Jones Cleveland Corporate Attorney

    Alex E. Jones

    PARTNER

    Jon Pinney Cleveland Corporate Lawyer

    Jon J. Pinney

    Managing Partner

    Steven Bersticker Cleveland Corporate Attorney

    Steven C. Bersticker

    Partner

    Christopher J. Hubbert

    Partner

    Alex Jones Cleveland Corporate Attorney

    Alex E. Jones

    Partner

    Steven Marrer Cleveland Attorney

    Steven A. Marrer

    Partner

    Maribeth Meluch

    Maribeth Meluch

    Partner

    Scott A. Norcross

    Partner

    Alan M. Rauss

    Partner

    Demetrius Robinson Columbus Tax Attorney Columbus Corporate Attorney

    Demetrius J. Robinson

    Partner

    Ted Theofrastous

    Theodore C. Theofrastous

    Partner

    Matt Viola Cleveland Real Estate Attorney

    Matthew T. Viola

    Partner

    Andrew Wilber

    Andrew J. Wilber

    Partner

    Samir B. Dahman

    Partner In Charge Columbus

    Samantha M. Cira

    Associate

    Christopher G. Herrel

    Associate

    Paige M. Rabatin

    Associate

    James J. Scherer

    Associate

    Emily L. Stoerkel

    Associate

    Peggy Beistel

    Peggy S. Beistel

    Senior Counsel

    Ari H. Jaffe

    Of Counsel

    Kevin T. O’Connor

    Of Counsel

    Jessica L. Wiedemann

    Of Counsel

    Charles H. Bolton

    Transaction Analyst

    Contact

    CLEVELAND OFFICE

    1375 East Ninth Street

    One Cleveland Center, 29th Floor

    Cleveland, OH 44114-1793

    216-696-8700

     

     

    COLUMBUS OFFICE

    10 West Broad Street

    One Columbus Center, Suite 2500

    Columbus, OH 43215

    614-427-5731