Chris Michael is an associate in the Firm’s Business Group. Chris primarily focuses his practice on complex corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and transactions and financing transactions involving debt and equity offerings.

Chris has represented and assisted clients across a variety of industries including manufacturing, logistics, business services, financial services, veterinary medicine, information technology, agriculture and professional services.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in 2006, cum laude, and his juris doctorate in 2010 from the Michigan State University College of Law, magna cum laude, where he served as the associate editor of the Law Review.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • In September 2011, represented the Ohio Municipal League and Ohio Township Association by successfully arguing a Motion to Dismiss before the Supreme Court of Ohio (6-1 decision) that the Ohio Municipal League and Ohio Township Association were not "public offices" or the "functional equivalent" of a public office for purposes of the Ohio Public Records Act, and as such were not subject to the provisions of the Act
Representative Transactions
  • Represented Purepay Capital in multiple acquisitions of payment processing, credit collection and financial services companies.
  • Represented Stonehenge Opportunity Fund II, LP in its mezzanine debt and equity investments in the Diamond Cellar.
  • Represented Live Technologies, LLC in its recapitalization with Capital Advisory Partners.
  • Represented ARPAC, LLC in its acquisition of Global Material Handling, Inc.
  • Represented ARPAC, LLC in its sale to Duravant, LLC.
  • Represented MedVet in its acquisitions of specialty and emergency animal hospitals in Columbus, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Akron, Ohio; Youngstown, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas.
  • Represented a private equity fund in multiple leveraged buyouts, ambulatory surgery center and business services industries.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Building Your Own Successful Business Model," OH&LA 2015 Annual Conference & Gala, Columbus, Ohio - Nov. 16, 2015
  • "Construction Reform," Newly Elected Mayors Workshop, Mayors Association of Ohio Conference, Co-presenter, Columbus, Ohio, June 27, 2012
  • "Recent Cases/Case Law Update,” Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association 2012 Municipal Civil Law Seminar, Co-presenter, Cleveland, Ohio, April 27, 2012
  • “Municipal Contracting and Construction Reform,” Co-presenter, Cleveland, Ohio, December 16, 2011
  • “Public Construction Seminar,” Co-presenter, Columbus, Ohio, September 9, 2011
  • “Municipal Case Law Review,” Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association 2011 Municipal Civil Law Institute, July 28, 2011
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