Daniel Berick is the Americas Chair of the Global Corporate Practice. Dan focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate finance and corporate transactional matters. He counsels public and privately held companies in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; the issuance of equity and debt securities; securities law compliance; and general corporate matters. Dan 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 private equity and venture capital firms and family offices in connection with portfolio company investments, acquisitions and dispositions, fund formation and structuring, and securities and corporate law matters.
Dan has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 for Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities and Capital Markets Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. In addition, he has been named Best Lawyers’ Cleveland Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year for 2017, 2015 and 2013; Cleveland Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year for 2016; and Cleveland Securities and Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year for 2014 and 2011. He has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2011 by Thomson Reuters, is recognized in The Legal 500 US as a Leading Lawyer in middle market M&A, is listed in the 2015-2017 editions of Chambers USA as a leading M&A practitioner, and has been named a “Star Lawyer” by legal industry research firm Acritas in its annual report based on the views of 4,000 in-house counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. He is listed in IFLR1000 Elite Dealmakers 2018 for debt and equity capital markets, M&A and private equity.
Dan is a frequent speaker and writer on securities and corporate law topics. He served an appointed term as a member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Section of Business, Banking & Corporate Counsel.
Dan is affiliated with numerous other professional associations and organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth and the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. He has served as the corporate secretary of an AMEX-listed manufacturing company and was the corporate secretary of an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust for more than 13 years, from its initial public offering through its acquisition by a private real estate fund in a transaction valued at more than US$1 billion. Dan has served as director or corporate secretary of a number of privately held companies and is a member of the Advisory Board of the IP Venture Clinic at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is also a member of the Boards of Trustees of Bellefaire JCB, a child service agency providing a variety of behavioral health, substance abuse, education and prevention services, and LifeAct (the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance of Northeast Ohio), and is a member of Leadership Cleveland’s Class of 2018.
Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity
Public Capital Markets
Venture Capital and Growth Stage Companies
Private Investment Funds