Emily A. Farinacci
Emily is an associate in the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. She focuses her practice on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and federal and state securities law filings and compliance.
Emily advises buyers and sellers on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including strategically structuring transactions to maximize value and minimize risk, and drafting and negotiating definitive acquisition agreements and all other ancillary agreements and closing documents.
She also has experience with a variety of securities transactions, including:
- Initial public offerings
- Follow-on offerings
- Secondary offerings
- Private placements
- Rule 144 resales
In addition, Emily’s experience includes drafting proxy statements and information statements, working with confidential treatment requests and providing guidance on annual meetings for both public and private companies.
Emily is an active volunteer at The First Tee of Cleveland, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides programming for children focusing on life skills, instilling core values and building character through the game of golf. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Loyola Club of Cleveland, a local network of Jesuit-educated alumni and friends.
Emily earned her B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Political Science from Saint Louis University and her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. During law school, she served as staff editor and managing editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, in which she also published an article covering mandatory arbitration clauses in corporate governance. While attending law school, Emily served as an intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, Asset Management Unit, where she assisted with investigations of investment companies and investment advisers in connection with hedge funds, mutual funds and funds of funds.
Illustrative examples of Emily’s experience include:
- Representing a leading global supplier of infection prevention and other sterilization products and services in its $175 million acquisition of a provider of maintenance, repair, restoration and related services for surgical instruments, endoscopes and other surgical equipment.
- Advising a leading national institutional pharmacy services company on its $42 million acquisition of a regional institutional pharmacy services provider.
- Counseling a leading global supplier of infection prevention and other sterilization products and services on its $46 million acquisition of a provider of digital imaging products.
- Representing one of the world’s largest tire companies in connection with a joint venture with another global tire manufacturer, including negotiating the transaction agreement and LLC agreement.
- Advising a leading national institutional pharmacy services company on its acquisition of a provider of pharmacy and pharmacy-related products and services.
- Advising one of the world’s largest tire companies on its $17 million acquisition of a commercial and retail tire supplier.
- Representing a business fiber network solutions company in its $42 million sale to a private equity firm.
- Counseling a privately held corrugated packaging products company on its $22 million acquisition of a designer and manufacturer of graphic-intensive packaging, display and signage solutions.
- Representing a leading global supplier of environmental services for the recovery and reclamation of refrigerant gases in its $20 million acquisition of four related companies providing refrigerant and gas recovery, reclamation, sale/disposition and recycling services.
- Advising a private equity portfolio company on its $24 million acquisition of a provider of resale hardware and related parts and components.
- Advising a privately held corrugated packaging products company on its acquisition of a provider of corrugated packaging, corrugated displays, and related packaging and marketing solutions.
- Counseling a public company power and energy equipment provider on the $22 million sale of one of its subsidiaries to a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries.
- Representing a leading global supplier of environmental services for the recovery and reclamation of refrigerant gases in its $50 million acquisition of a provider of recovery, reclamation, sale/disposition and recycling services for refrigerants, halons and other ozone-depleting substances.
- Representing a nonprofit organization providing training, educational counseling and employment services for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities in its acquisition by a nonprofit corporation providing residential services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Advising a private equity portfolio company in connection with its $86.7 million acquisition by a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations products and services.
- “Annual Shareholder Meetings in the Time of COVID-19,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, April 2020
- Note, “In a Bind: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in the Corporate Derivative Context,” 28 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 737 (2013).
- George R. Beneman Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Moot Court, 2013
- Scholarship recipient, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, 2012
- Finalist, Ruby R. Vale Interscholastic Corporate Moot Court Competition, 2012
- CALI Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Capital Markets, 2012
- Board member, Great Lakes Biomimicry
- Member, Executive Committee, Loyola Club of Cleveland
- Volunteer, The First Tee of Cleveland
- Volunteer, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, 2013-2015