Molly McNally is the Corporate Practice Group leader of the firm’s Cleveland office. She counsels public companies and privately held businesses on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate governance issues. Molly has significant experience leading complex multijurisdictional acquisition and divestiture transactions and has a reputation for providing practical and solution-oriented advice. Molly represents companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, technology, insurance, food and beverage, and healthcare.

She has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representing a multibillion-dollar NASDAQ-listed semiconductor supplier in connection with various strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions.
  • Advising a specialty chemicals company in a US$1 billion cross-border acquisition involving six countries.
  • Representing a mutual health insurance company in its acquisition of a data-driven provider of wellness solutions.
  • Representing a multibillion-dollar NYSE-listed business information technology and services company in connection with a series of strategic acquisitions.
  • Representing a global Tier 1 automotive components manufacturer in several cross-border carve-out dispositions of multibillion-dollar business units to strategic and private equity buyers.
  • Representing physician group in the sale of an ophthalmology practice.
  • Advising the physician group in the sale of an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and breast surgery practice.
  • Counseling a Canada-based fruit juice and beverage manufacturer in its entrance to the US market through a US$390 million merger with a US-based beverage manufacturer and the financing of that transaction.
  • Representing a chemical company in the sale of its continuous cast acrylic sheet business to a manufacturer of acrylic sheet products.
  • Advising a leading industrial distributor of bearings, power transmission components and fluid power components and system in various strategic acquisitions and entity reorganizations.
  • Representing a UK-based packaging manufacturer in a US$30 million acquisition, its first in the US.

Public Capital Markets

  • Representing the underwriters in public offerings by an NYSE-listed global manufacturer of industrial and consumer sealants of US$300 million of senior notes and of US$250 million of senior notes.
  • Counseling a Nasdaq-listed, Europe-based global information technology company in connection with an underwritten public offering of its ordinary shares.
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with public offerings of common shares by a real estate investment trust (REIT).
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with the public offering of common shares by a bulk freight shipping provider.
  • Serving as disclosure counsel to a non-profit municipal electric provider in a series of securitization transactions.


  • Cleveland State University, J.D., magna cum laude, managing editor, Cleveland State Law Review, 2008
  • John Carroll University, B.A., cum laude, 2005


  • Ohio, 2008
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 and 2023: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law in Cleveland.
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars since 2014, a distinction that recognizes the top Ohio lawyers under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less.
  • Recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a M&A All-Star, 2021.

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