Overview

Todd is the partner in charge of the Cincinnati office and a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. Todd's practice focuses on middle-market mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. and around the world. He also advises clients in connection with a wide range of other transactional and business matters, including joint ventures, capital raising activities, commercial agreements, entity organization and governance, and everyday business counseling.

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented U.S. public company in connection with $200+ million, multi-jurisdictional carveout and sale of industrial fluids business.
  • Represented contract chemistry lab in connection with the sale of the company to an affiliate of a China-based public company.
  • Advised U.S. public company in connection with acquisition of 100% of the common shares of manufacturer of electrification technologies for commercial vehicles.
  • Representedmulti-national industrial conglomerate in connection with the acquisition of:
    • Israel-based industrial cyber-security software company
    • Oil & gas engineering services firm; and
    • Startup focused on spectral imaging technology
  • Represented shareholders of U.S.-based aerospace parts and service company in connection with the sale of a majority interest to a private equity-backed strategic acquirer.
  • Represented corporate seller in connection with the sale of Quebec-based manufacturer of expandable polystyrene.
  • Represented packaging equipment manufacturer in connection with dozens of U.S. and cross-border acquisitions, ranging in size from under $5 million to over $100 million.
  • Represented venture-backed software-as-a-service company in connection with sale of assets to a subsidiary of a public company.
  • Represented industrial container manufacturer in connection with sale to strategic acquirer.
  • Represented German multi-national company in connection with acquisition of U.S. industrial services company.
  • Served as company counsel in connection with sale of packaging equipment manufacturer from one private equity sponsor to another private equity firm.
  • Represented leading U.S. chemical company in connection with the acquisition of German competitor.
  • Represented public company in connection with approximately $7,000,000 acquisition of complimentary software business.
  • Represented owners of direct selling company in sale of 60% of business and negotiation of post-sale operating agreement.
  • Represented financial services industry consulting firm in connection with approximately $30,000,000 sale to public company buyer.
  • Represented owners of industry-leading animal by-product and bakery by-product recycling company in connection with approximately $840,000,000 sale to strategic, public company buyer.
  • Represented international manufacturer of custom machined and heat-treated parts and component assemblies with cross-border acquisition of manufacturer of material handling equipment.
  • Represented subsidiary of Swiss public company in acquisition of 100% of the stock of two U.S. dairy companies.
  • Represented manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels in approximately $37,000,000 acquisition of subsidiary of leading global beverage company, along with negotiation of related cross-border debt financing arrangements.

General Corporate and Commercial Matters

  • Served as outside "general counsel" to private companies at all stages of the business life-cycle.
  • Assisted clients in connection with corporate "divorces".
  • Provided organizational and structural advice to various clients, including negotiation and drafting of complex buy/sell and operating agreements.
  • Assisted various clients with multi-state internal tax-driven restructurings.
  • Provided advice to foreign clients in connection with formation of U.S. subsidiaries.
  • Reviewed, negotiated and drafted supply and procurement agreements, equipment leases, services agreements, software licenses and other commercial agreements for clients in a variety of sectors.
Presentations
  • "Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business," NBI Seminar, November 2011
Distinctions
  • Selected for inclusion in IFLR 1000, 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2013 to 2018
  • Listed in Legal 500 in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2017-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A, Ohio, 2015 to 2018
  • Cincinnati Business Courier's "Forty under 40" Class of 2013
  • Venue Magazine, Great Leader Under 40, 2012
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class 43
  • European American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Cincinnati, board member; 2018 to present
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati; executive committee member, 2020-present; board member, 2017 to 2018
  • Mayerson Jewish Community Center; board member, 2012 to 2019; President, 2015 to 2017
  • Rockdale Temple; board member, 2014 to 2020
  • American Jewish Committee Cincinnati Chapter; board member, 2012 to 2015
  • Cincinnati History Museum Advisory Board; board member, 2010 to 2015
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati; Board of Directors, 2009 to 2013
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, C-Change Class VI
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