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With 35 dedicated attorneys, Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets practice is one of the largest and most prolific in Ohio, handling a significant number of complex and sophisticated transactions for clients around the country and globally.

Calfee boasts a robust Merger and Acquisitions, Divestitures and Sales practice led by an active private equity client base and a large roster of public and significant privately held corporate clients. These financial and strategic buyers, coupled with our deep investment banking representations and relationships, drive a thriving and diverse M&A practice at Calfee.

In turn, our Corporate and Capital Markets practice drives related practice areas, including Capital Markets/Securities Transactions, Commercial Business and Finance, Real Estate, Wealth Management and Corporate Succession Planning, to name a few.


Calfee Corporate and Capital Markets attorneys are committed to fostering deep and long-standing relationships with our clients. This requires understanding our clients' overall business goals and their specific goals for each transaction and matter we handle. We invest our time developing in-depth knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate to better understand their complex legal and business issues and provide more insightful practical advice.

Finally, in conducting client feedback interviews, we have learned that beyond experience and expertise, Calfee clients value our high level of responsiveness, our understanding of our clients' risk tolerance levels, and our desire to customize our communications to match our clients' unique preferences.


Chambers USA Band 2 Ranking (Ohio)

For more than a decade, Calfee's Corporate and Capital Markets group has been ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel. In 2018, Chambers USA researchers reported that clients praised Calfee's Corporate and Capital Markets group for "its high level of knowledge and sophistication...They provide big-league legal service at medium market rates. It's good value for our money, and more importantly, they are trusted advisors."

Chambers researchers further stated that Calfee's Corporate and Capital Markets group is "an impressive team with a strong track record across a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, acting on behalf of public and private businesses and financial institutions. Areas of excellence include M&A, securities offerings and private equity and venture capital fund formation. [They] also offer notable capital markets expertise, with particular strengths in acting for underwriters."

U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings

Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S.News –Best Lawyers in America in the following areas:


IFLR1000 Elite DealMakers Rankings

Calfee was ranked in the IFLR1000 United States Guide to USA's Leading Financial & Corporate Law Firms "Elite Dealmakers" 2018 in the areas of Capital Markets (Recommended) and Corporate and M&A (Tier 2).

Clients responding to the IFLR1000 survey reported the following regarding Calfee's M&A and Capital Markets team:


Whether your business is a new venture navigating the early stages of formation, organization and capital raising, or an established enterprise undertaking complex contract negotiations, corporate succession planning, or a significant merger, acquisition, or divestiture, we will guide you through the inevitable and unexpected legal hurdles to achieve your objectives.

Combining technical and legal expertise with business insights and sound judgment cultivated over years of corporate counseling, Calfee attorneys provide superior, customized service in a timely and cost-effective manner in the following areas of concentration:

Doing Business in Ohio

With offices spanning the state of Ohio and deep connections in the state’s capital, Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets attorneys regularly assist clients who are starting, relocating, or expanding business operations in the state. Calfee attorneys are experienced helping clients understand and participate in Ohio’s state loan and grant programs, state tax credits, and other state programs such as JobsOhio.

Calfee attorneys have developed a Guide to Doing Business in Ohio, which details important information for business owners and executives operating or considering moving or starting a business enterprise in the state.  Click Here


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