Ashley E. Graffeo

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Ashley Graffeo focuses her practice in the area of corporate law, assisting public and private companies in a range of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing transactions, and healthcare regulatory compliance issues. She also has experience advising on general business matters, including shareholder and board matters and general contract review.

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Corporate Governance and Formation
  • Works with a number of clients in restructuring their organizations, including the combination of affiliated businesses on a tax-free basis and conversions of corporate entities to limited liability companies.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • One of the lead associates supervising asset acquisition activity for a dental practice management company in multiple states.
Securities Offerings and Compliance
  • Works with and advises private companies on securities matters, including drafting the annual private offering memorandum for an employee-owned limited liability company.
Healthcare Regulatory
  • Provides ongoing advice to a healthcare client related to the operation of its business model from a regulatory perspective in multiple states.
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Experience

Corporate Governance and Formation
  • Works with a number of clients in restructuring their organizations, including the combination of affiliated businesses on a tax-free basis and conversions of corporate entities to limited liability companies.
  • Works on general corporate governance matters such as company formation and dissolution. Ensures corporate documents are in good standing and contain appropriate protections for companies going forward, including the formation of corporations with governance documents in anticipation of future IPOs.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • One of the lead associates supervising asset acquisition activity for a dental practice management company in multiple states.
  • Member of the legal team advising a health maintenance organization in connection with its acquisition of a nonprofit healthcare system in a merger valued at $1.8 billion.
Securities Offerings and Compliance
  • Works with and advises private companies on securities matters, including drafting the annual private offering memorandum for an employee-owned limited liability company.
Healthcare Regulatory
  • Provides ongoing advice to a healthcare client related to the operation of its business model from a regulatory perspective in multiple states.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County: Volunteer guardian ad litem

Prior Positions

  • Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Housing Initiative: Clinical Student (2012 to 2014)
  • The Chicago Legal Clinic, Criminal and Domestic Law: Legal Intern (2012 to 2013)

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2014; Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program
  • B.A., English and Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 2011; summa cum laude, University Honors Program, Ramona Cormier Award for Outstanding Philosophy Majors, Dean's List