Business Law

A company must have a legal partner who not only understands the law, but also its practical implications for their business in order to thrive in today’s complex and ever-changing economic and regulatory environment. At Hahn Loeser, our clients’ success is our top priority. We serve as trusted advisors — getting to know our clients, their businesses and goals, to proactively identify and resolve legal challenges and mitigate future risk. We have broad-based experience counseling clients across the full range of business law services, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, real estate, financings, tax, employee benefits, gaming and regulatory and other disciplines necessary for a full-service, multidisciplinary, approach to legal challenges. Whether your company is a startup, a medium-sized business or a Fortune 500 company, Hahn Loeser’s business attorneys provide creative and strategic solutions to help your business succeed.

Why Hahn Loeser for Business Law Matters

Hahn Loeser & Parks is a full-service business law firm with an active and highly regarded business law offering that is increasingly prominent in the Northern Ohio business community. We represent businesses of all sizes, from startups, sole proprietorships and partnerships to publicly and privately held domestic and multinational corporations.

Key aspects of our practice:

  • Full transactional expertise. We are noted for our handling of the full range of mid-market corporate transactions across a broad range of industries, including M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and strategic alliances. While our practice in this area is anchored in the Northern Ohio market it is very much national in scope, with our attorneys regularly handling deals across the United States
  • Capital markets transactions and corporate finance. We regularly advise in connection with debt and equity capital markets transactions, primarily private placements.
  • Private equity. We regularly advise sellers or other counter-parties to private equity funds in connection with the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies. We are also noted for our handling of venture capital financings. We represent independent private equity sponsors in acquisitions and other corporate matters related to those transactions.
  • Closely held and family businesses. We regularly advise closely held and family businesses on various matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, financings, generation transfers and recapitalizations.
  • Nonprofit corporate law. We regularly advise nonprofits in connection with matters such as formation issues, general business and corporate matters, governance issues, conflict of interest policies, outsource agreements, tax planning and international transaction, among other matters. Our clients in this area include nonprofit corporations, trusts, foundations and museums.
  • Corporate governance. In addition to our transactional expertise, we regularly serve as outside corporate counsel to clients across the United States, advising on areas such as securities disclosures, the fiduciary duty of directors, shareholder disputes and board committee charters.
  • Extensive cross border transactional experience. In addition to our experience representing clients across the country, we have advised on transactions in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, often serving as lead transactional counsel and managing local counsel throughout the world. We are also noted for our work with non-US clients in connection with the acquisition and disposition of interests in US-based companies.
  • International trade. Key business law partner Craig Owen White is a leading national authority on international trade matters and served the United States Trade Representative for eight years as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa, advising on US trade policy throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Approach to Business Law

Clients appreciate our pragmatic approach to transactions and our skill at navigating complex legal issues. Our hallmark is our high level of personal attention to every client. Our business attorneys invest the time and effort to learn about our client’s business. We then designate a single lawyer to be the primary contact for any engagement, allowing our clients to have instant access to lawyers throughout our various practice groups as the need arises.

Further, our real-world experience and business acumen provide clients with the benefit of our diverse expertise. Our business attorneys have served as in-house counsel for corporations, CEOs of startup businesses, worked in government agencies and have firsthand knowledge of not-for-profit operations that enable us to deliver knowledge and experience, a tenacious drive and incredible value to our corporate clients.