Michael D. De Matteis

Attorney

Michael counsels clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general and corporate business, as well as commercial and residential real estate matters. His practice primarily focuses on representing businesses on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation, and private placements. Michael advises buyers and sellers on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, negotiation, deal structuring, and documentation of the deal, from preliminary discussions through closing. His practice also involves advising on corporate formation and organization, corporate governance issues, commercial and residential real estate purchases and sales, lease negotiations, and employment agreement negotiations.

Michael was a member of BMD's Summer Associate Program. While in law school, Michael co-founded the Corporate and Business Legal Society.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
4518 Fulton Road, Suite 202, Canton, Ohio 44718
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Education

The University of Akron School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
The University of Akron College of Business Administration, MBA, Management
Walsh University, BA, Management and BA, Marketing, magna cum laude

Representative Matters

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Olympic Steel in connection with its acquisition of a stainless steel distribution and fabrication business headquartered in Georgia
  • Represented Olympic Steel in connection with the sale of substantially all of the company’s Detroit assets and operations
  • Represented a private equity-backed health care company, which operates in 14 states, in connection with the purchase of substantially all of the assets of a Wisconsin based eating disorder treatment center, including negotiating and drafting the employment agreements for the key principals of the treatment center
  • Represented a pet crematory business in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to a nationwide pet services provider
  • Represented Olympic Steel in connection with its acquisition of a multi-state metals distribution company, including the purchase of the facilities where the acquired entity operated
  • Represented an Ohio-based dialysis practice in connection with the formation of a multimillion-dollar joint venture with one of the largest health care companies in North America, including the negotiation of the governance documents for the new joint venture entity
  • Represented an Ohio-based recycling company in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of another Ohio-based recycling company, including the real estate owned by the selling entity
  • Represented a closely held, Ohio-based insurance company, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to a private equity-backed acquirer, including negotiating and drafting the employment agreements for the individual sellers who were being employed by the acquirer
  • Represented a private equity-backed health care company, which operates in 14 states, in connection with the purchase of substantially all of the assets of a Maryland based eating disorder treatment center, including negotiating and drafting the employment agreements for the key principals of the treatment center
  • Represented a closely held, Ohio-based software company, in connection with the sale of all of its capital stock to a private equity-backed acquirer, including negotiating and drafting the employment agreements and stock option award agreements for the individual sellers who were being employed by the acquirer
  • Represented a privately held, Indiana based manufacturing company, in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a privately held, Ohio-based manufacturing and design company, including the manufacturing facility owned by the seller
  • Represented an Ohio-based gastroenterology practice in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of another Ohio-based gastroenterology practice
  • Represented an Ohio-based ophthalmology practice in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of another Ohio-based ophthalmology practice, including negotiating the assignment and assumption of the existing lease for the practice

Real Estate

  • Represented a multi-facility healthcare system in connection with the purchase of an 18-acre lot encompassing more than 180,000 square feet of land
  • Represented a real estate holding company in connection with the sale of its two-story office building, including, the assignment of existing tenant leases
  • Represented a medical and dental care practice in connection with its acquisition of two parcels of land in order to expand its practice reach

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Association for Corporate Growth

Professional Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Corporations
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Real Estate & Finance
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Secured Transactions 
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