Art’s practice focuses on the representation of public company clients and investment banks with respect to capital raising activities, corporate governance matters and merger and acquisition transactions. He has substantial experience in representing issuers and underwriters in public equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings and 144A offerings, as well as tender offers and exchange offers. He routinely assists public company clients in preparing Securities and Exchange Commission filings, such as Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and proxy statements. Art also advises public companies and their boards with respect to corporate governance and executive compensation matters, and provides counsel on fiduciary duties and a variety of federal securities law compliance issues.
Art has routinely been recognized as one of "America's Leading Lawyers" by Chambers USA, most recently in 2018 for Corporate/M&A. He also has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2016-2019) in the areas of Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation. Art was recognized as Best Lawyers’ 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland for Securities Regulation.
Prior to practicing law, Art worked as a corporate relationship officer for two money center banks and served as the manager of corporate development for a large energy company.
A member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Art is a frequent speaker on a variety of securities and corporate governance topics. He recently chaired a panel at the 16th annual RR Donnelly SEC Hot Topics Institute. Art is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Great Lakes Theater.
Art was previously an associate with the law firms of Vinson & Elkins LLP and Jones Day. He joined Calfee in 1996 and became a partner in 2003. He serves as chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and as a member of the Management, Executive and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.
- Corporate and Capital Markets
- Capital Markets/Securities Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Board Counseling and Public Mergers & Acquisitions
- University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
- Duke University, M.B.A., 1986
- Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1984
- States of Ohio and Texas