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Mona Ma Associate

Mona focuses her practice on business transactions, including general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, healthcare and public finance.

General Corporate Law: Mona assists clients in drafting and reviewing a variety of corporate documents, including joint venture agreements, supply agreements, executive search agreements, international distributor agreements, voting trust agreements, documents necessary for the transfer of LLC membership interests, corporate resolutions, nondisclosure agreements, letters of intent, employment agreements, and joint intellectual property development agreements. Mona also uses her fluency in the Chinese language to help clients that have operations in China.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Mona assists clients in the due diligence review and the preparation of various closing documents, in both asset and stock deals, where the firm represents either the seller or the buyer. Mona’s representative mergers and acquisitions transactions include the following:

  • Assisted in the due diligence review and the preparation of disclosure schedules and various closing documents for a Cleveland, Ohio-based microcap private equity firm’s approximately $16 million sale of a portfolio company.
  • Assisted in the due diligence review, review of disclosure schedules and the preparation of various closing documents for a Cleveland, Ohio-based private equity firm’s approximately $81 million acquisition of a portfolio company.
  • Assisted in the due diligence review and the preparation of disclosure schedules and various closing documents for a leading Ohio-based durable medical equipment manufacturer’s $150 million sale of a subsidiary to a leader in wholesale and home-delivered medical supplies, and its $45 million sale of another subsidiary to an SBIC.
  • Assisted in the due diligence review for one of the largest private aviation companies’ $200 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a leading manufacturer of aviation products.

Commercial Law: Mona regularly assists clients involved in financings and loans in the due diligence review and the preparation of various transaction documents where the firm represents either the bank or the borrower.

Healthcare: Mona regularly assists hospitals, DME manufacturers and suppliers, physicians and other healthcare clients on federal and state regulatory issues affecting hospitals, home health agencies, DME/HME manufacturers and suppliers, HIPAA compliance issues including notice of practice practices and business associate agreement, Fraud and Abuse, Stark, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement matters, CLIA issues, RAC appeal matters, and state laws on medical and dental record retentions and patient abandonment. Mona also has expertise with physician group and health plans including employment agreements between physician practice groups and physicians and pharmacy benefits administration, EGWP and other healthcare contracts.

Public Law and Finance: Mona assists municipalities, counties, the State of Ohio and related agencies by preparing preliminary official statements, official statements, bond purchase agreements, continuing disclosure agreements, blue sky surveys, and ordinances. Mona’s representative public finance transactions include the following:

  • Assisted in the preparation of preliminary official statement, official statement, bond purchase agreement, continuing disclosure agreement, blue sky surveys and due diligence in an approximately $45 million senior lien and approximately $77 million subordinate lien bond issuance by a municipality in Ohio where the firm was engaged as underwriters’ counsel.
  • Assisted in the preparation of preliminary official statement, official statement, bond purchase agreement, continuing disclosure agreement, blue sky surveys and due diligence in an approximately $250 million bond issuance by a district in Ohio where the firm was engaged as underwriters’ counsel.

Mona earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2011 and a B.A. in English from Shijiazhuang University of Economics in China in 2004. At Cleveland-Marshall, she was the Research Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review, won awards in a Moot Court competition and was the winner of the Suggs I. Garber Award for Highest Academic GPA in Business Organizations and Taxation and the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Antitrust, Taxation I, Mergers & Acquisitions, Estates & Trusts, Employment Law, Legal Profession, and Torts. She also won a Pro Bono and Community Service Award.

While in law school, Mona held concurrent externships with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor and Judge Randolph Baxter of the United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in English-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-English translation.

Mona joined Calfee in 2011.