Overview

Tony is a partner in the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group and currently serves as vice chair of the practice in our Cleveland office. He focuses his practice in the following areas:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • private equity and venture capital transactions
  • joint ventures and other strategic transactions
  • manufacturing, distribution, supply and other commercial agreements
  • corporate governance and general corporate matters

Prior to re-joining the firm in 2005, Tony served as corporate counsel at STERIS Corporation for three years.

Experience
  • Represented The Home Depot, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Compact Power Equipment, Inc. for $265 million
  • Represented High Road Capital Partners and The Crown Group Co. with respect to the sale of Crown Group to PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Represented STERIS Corporation in the sale of its hand hygiene and surface cleaning products business to S.C. Johnson and DEB USA
  • Represented IMCD N.V., a global leader in the sale, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals, in the acquisition of The M.F. Cachat Company, a leading specialty chemicals distributor in the US with a focus on coatings, construction, plastics, advanced materials and food with revenue of approximately $300 million
  • Represented STERIS Corporation in the $175 million acquisition of General Econopak, Inc., a manufacturer of sterility maintenance, barrier protection, and sterile cleanroom product solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and veterinary customers
  • Advised Daisy Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of airguns and accessories, to Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., a New York-based private equity firm
  • Represented STERIS Corporation in the acquisition of Black Diamond Video, Inc., a California-based developer and provider of operating room integration systems, for $51 million
  • Advised High Road Capital Partners in the acquisition of Ariad Custom Publishing, Inc., a leading provider of content, strategy and digital marketing services in Canada
  • Represented STERIS in the $175 million acquisition of Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of medical instrument repair services
  • Advised High Road Capital Partners in the acquisition of Accurate Component Sales, Inc., All Tool Sales, Inc. and Great Lakes Fasteners Corporation, all leading value-added distributor of industrial fasteners, hardware and components to manufacturers in the upper Midwest
  • Represented STERIS in the acquisition of Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. and Total Repair Express, LLC, both leading providers of medical instrument repair services, for an aggregate purchase price of $110 million
  • Represented PharMerica Corporation in the acquisition of Amerita, Inc., a leading provider of specialty home infusion services, for $85 million
  • Represented private equity fund in the acquisition of a Wisconsin-based precision gear manufacturer for $50 million and subsequent sale of the business to Regal Beloit Corporation for $80 million
  • Represented National Interstate Corporation in the $128 million acquisition of Vanliner Insurance Company, an insurance company providing solutions for the moving and storage industry
  • Advised a publicly traded institutional pharmacy services provider in the acquisition of several regional institutional pharmacy services providers for between $10 million and $50 million
  • Represented privately held provider of IT and technology consulting services for the financial services industry in sale to Virtusa Corporation for approximately $30 million
  • Represented private equity fund in the $45 million acquisition of a Connecticut-based manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels
  • Advised private equity fund in the sale of a Massachusetts-based provider of health care regulation and compliance information, education and consulting products for $90 million through a competitive auction
  • Represented national real estate development company in restructuring of a multi-billion dollar portfolio of operating and development properties using a "down-REIT" structure
Publications
Presentations
  • “Leveraging Your Resources: Effective Legal Project Management,” Association of Corporate Counsel, January 26, 2017
  • “Acquisitions: Best Practices and Pitfalls,” Smart Business ASPIRE Conference, 2016
  • "Business Contracts A to Z: Negotiation Strategies," National Business Institute, 2011 and 2013
  • "Fully Utilizing Tax Advantages of Limited Liability Companies," National Business Institute, 2010
  • "Best Practices for Managing Risk in Due Diligence," Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® Summer Conference, 2009
  • "Corporate Law Nuts and Bolts: Choice of Legal Entity," Cleveland Bar Association Practice and Procedure Clinic, 2006
Distinctions
  • Named in Legal 500 United States (Middle-Market M&A), 2015 to 2018
  • Selected as a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2009, 2014 and 2015
Professional and Civic

Community Activities

  • A.M. McGregor Group, Board of Directors, 2013 to present
  • Hitchcock Center for Women, Inc., member, Board of Trustees, 2009 to 2015; member, Executive Committee and Finance Committee, 2009 to 2015
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