Squire Sanders Names New Corporate Practice Leadership for the Americas and Cleveland

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    Two Cleveland-based corporate transactional lawyers have been named to lead regional segments of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s Corporate and Corporate Finance Practice Group.

    Global practice group leader William Downs announced that Daniel G. Berick will serve as regional practice coordinator for the Americas and that Cipriano S. Beredo III will be Cleveland deputy practice group leader.

    “Dan and Cip embody values such as collaboration, business insight and innovation that are a key part of the practice’s strength,” Downs said.

    Berick focuses his practice on securities law, corporate finance and corporate transactional matters. He counsels public and privately held companies in the issuance of equity and debt securities; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; securities law compliance; and general corporate matters. He regularly represents investment banking firms in public and private offerings of securities and in a wide range of other securities matters including financial advisory engagements and fairness opinions. He also advises venture capital firms and private equity and hedge fund sponsors and investors in connection with fund formation and structuring, portfolio company investments, acquisitions and dispositions, and securities and corporate law matters

    He is consistently listed in The Best Lawyer in America for corporate law, securities law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, and M&A law. This year Berick was named Best Lawyers’ 2011 Cleveland Securities Lawyer of the Year. He is routinely named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and has been listed in the Legal 500 US as a key member of Squire Sanders M&A team.

    Beredo regularly advises public companies, privately held businesses and financial institutions on merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance matters. He has particular experience leading complex multijurisdictional acquisition and divestiture transactions. Beredo represents companies across a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, banking and technology.

    Over the past two years, he has represented clients in closing transactions totaling more than US$4 billion. His experience includes advising Cedar Fair in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of the Paramount Parks and advising Leonard Green & Partners in 2011 regarding its US$1.6 billion acquisition of Jo-Ann Stores Inc.  Goodrich Corporation, Eaton Corporation and Goodyear are among other companies Beredo has advised on substantial matters. 

    Beredo is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. He is regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and The Legal 500 US for his M&A expertise, and consistently named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.

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