Jennifer is a partner in Calfee’s M&A and Corporate practice groups. Her practice focuses on counseling publicly and privately-held clients with respect to transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and a wide range of general corporate and business matters, including corporate governance and all forms of commercial contracts. Jennifer serves all types of clients from start-ups, to closely-held family businesses to multinational public companies in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, energy, chemicals, construction, food services and consumer products.
Jennifer has worked on a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, including numerous privately-held companies and public companies such as The J. M. Smucker Company, Cardinal Health, The Lincoln Electric Company, Cliffs Natural Resources, Chart Industries, Inc., American Greetings, The L.D. Kichler Co., and Independence Excavating, Inc. For a list of Representative Transactions, click here.
Jennifer is Chambers ranked with clients stating that she “impresses with her ‘responsiveness, technical expertise, feel for market trends and negotiating skill.’” Additionally, from 2014 through 2016, Jennifer was recognized as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Ohio, one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cleveland and one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio.
Jennifer is active both in firm management and in the community. She is a regular presenter at seminars and the author of numerous publications. For a list of Jennifer’s community involvement and speaking/writing engagements, click here.
Prior to joining Calfee, Jennifer was an associate with the Chicago law firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP and then an associate with the Des Moines firm of Nyemaster, Goode, Voigts, West, Hansell & O’Brien, P.C. She began her tenure with Calfee in 2001 and became partner in 2007.
Jennifer received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and her J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from the Case Western Reserve School of Law.
She is also recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers USA.