Practice Areas & Industries: Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL


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Our attorneys engage in a diverse and sophisticated corporate practice involving the representation of a diverse range of public and private corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals.

We counsel clients conducting business transactions in the United States and abroad. Our services run the gamut from formation and capitalization of start-up companies, private equity funds and fundless sponsors, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations to succession planning for closely-held businesses.

We also assist our clients in all aspects of their day-to-day business that require legal attention, including advising them as to their corporate governance and structure, preparing employment agreements, advising shareholders in buy-sell agreements and disputes, negotiating contracts with customers, suppliers and distributors, preparing confidentiality agreements, advising on executive compensation matters, and dealing with government agencies on regulatory matters.

Engagements representative of our corporate practice include the following:

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Representing two private equity companies in purchase, operation and eventual $140 million sale of an aviation logistics business with international operations
  • Advising a private equity company in the structuring of its investment in a $124 million acquisition of heavy duty gear and gearbox manufacturer
  • Representing a $25 million fund formed to invest in middle market wholesale distribution and logistics organizations
  • Assisting a private equity group with the $22 million leveraged recapitalization of a consumer products company
  • Representing a fundless sponsor in a $21 million leveraged acquisition of a national retailer of patio and outdoor furnishings
  • Advising a private equity fund specializing in distribution companies with the $16 million sale of a medical products supplier
  • Aiding in the formation of a private equity fund that invests in Israeli technology businesses having operations in the Great Lakes region
  • Representing a fundless sponsor in the purchase of a portfolio company that repairs landing gear components for commercial and regional airlines
  • Counseling a private equity client in the acquisition of a manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic igniters and ignition systems
  • Providing creative and time-sensitive advice to private equity clients in connection with acquisitions of a variety of financially distressed or bankrupt companies


  • Representing a publicly-held maker of friction materials and parts in a sale of the company for $413 million
  • Advising a publicly-held manufacturer with net sales in excess of $200 million in the formation and acquisition of businesses located in the United States and abroad
  • Servicing the day-to-day legal needs of a world leader in precision metal working equipment solutions
  • Counseling a leading manufacturer of aerospace components in the negotiation of long-term supply agreements
  • Advising a publicly-held manufacturer in the $94 million sale of a primary business segment with operations in China
  • Representing a privately-held holding company in the acquisition of several steel foundries with combined assets valued at more than $80 million
  • Advising a client in the $22 million sale of a manufacturer of a leading line of kitchen blenders and other custom injection molded components
  • Representing a leading manufacturer of traction motors and electric coils for rail and power generation markets in the sale of its business

Retail/Service Industries

  • Counseling one of the largest regional beer and wine distributors with over $100 million of acquisitions of competing distributors
  • Representing the owners of a direct marketer of women's apparel, cosmetics and accessories, health-related merchandise and discount buying clubs in a $49 million leveraged buyout
  • Advising a publicly-held retail supermarket in its merger with one of the largest privately-held retail supermarkets
  • Representing a client in connection with the acquisition, growth and sale of a multi-state chain of retail optical stores
  • Assisting stockholders with the sale of a privately-held newspaper company for $37 million
  • Assisting a business owner with a $30 million sale of multiple auto dealerships
  • Acting as counsel to a family business in the sale of a regional chain of 55 service stations and convenience stores

Health Care

  • Assisting a publicly-held medical insurance holding company to acquire medical insurance companies with combined assets of more than $650 million
  • Advising stockholders of a company providing billing services to the health care industry in a $90 million sale and recapitalization transaction
  • Representing a client in a $75 million sale of a leading seller and repairer of surgical and medical instruments


  • Assisting a publicly-held diversified natural gas utility with over $40 million in strategic acquisitions of other natural gas utility businesses
  • Counseling a start-up synthetic oil company regarding its capitalization, energy marketing agreements and protection of proprietary technology
  • Representing a publicly-held natural gas utility in its expansion through several Marcellus Shale projects
  • Advising a start-up wind energy company exploring the feasibility of locating wind turbines in Lake Erie

Technology and Startups

  • Representing the leading provider of radio systems for police, fire and other first responders in procurement of government contracts
  • Representing a public company engaged in the construction and operation of wireless communication systems throughout the United States
  • Representing a provider of web-based data services for financial institutions in its first several rounds of equity financing
  • Advising a startup company in raising capital to support its integrated network video solutions business
  • Counseling a provider of business continuity, disaster avoidance and recovery services and colocation solutions and technologies
  • Acting as counsel to a leading provider of web-based employment screening solutions
  • Representing the leading provider of radio systems for police, fire and other first responders in the procurement of government contracts.