Joshua A. Lusk

Associate

Cleveland
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Overview

Joshua Lusk represents clients in a broad range of transactions and corporate matters, providing counsel to public and privately held middle-market companies throughout the U.S. In developing his emerging practice, Josh places emphasis on his ability to obtain a complete and accurate understanding of his client's objectives, which enables him to develop a precise, creative and pragmatic approach to achieving effective results.

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Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represented a NYSE-listed manufacturer of advanced commercial and military aerospace components in a number of acquisitions and divestitures with transaction values ranging up to approximately $4 billion.
  • Represented several private equity funds in a number of platform and portfolio company acquisitions and divestitures in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and business services, food, education, public relations, telecommunications, and infrastructure maintenance, operations and management.
General Corporate Counsel
  • Provide ongoing general corporate counsel to portfolio companies acquired and managed by several private equity clients, including with respect to commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.
  • Provide ongoing general corporate counsel to a major national retail company in all aspects of its business and legal operations, including representing the client in its disposition of product lines, day-to-day commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.
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Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represented a NYSE-listed manufacturer of advanced commercial and military aerospace components in a number of acquisitions and divestitures with transaction values ranging up to approximately $4 billion.
  • Represented several private equity funds in a number of platform and portfolio company acquisitions and divestitures in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and business services, food, education, public relations, telecommunications, and infrastructure maintenance, operations and management.
  • Represented an international tire and automotive components manufacturer and supplier in multiple strategic acquisitions, including its acquisition of a national industrial conveyor belt manufacturer, a portfolio of regional tire distribution and retreading companies, and a nationally recognized automotive parts distributor.
  • Represented a leading industrial chemical products manufacturer in the sale of its water treatment, dust control and freeze conditioning division.
  • Represented a family-owned entertainment company in its strategic acquisition of multiple gaming operations.
  • Represented a media company in the sale of multiple radio stations located in cities throughout the United States.
  • Represented a media company in multiple acquisitions of alternative newspaper businesses located in cities throughout the United States.
  • Represented a private holding company in the sale of its wholly owned U.S.-based telecommunications company to a Caribbean telecommunications service provider.
  • Represented the sellers in connection with the sale of an industry-leading company specializing in international location-based services to an international wireless data solutions company operating in more than 60 countries.
  • Represented a national accounting and advisory firm in numerous acquisitions, including recent acquisitions of accounting, employee benefits and other service businesses.
General Corporate Counsel
  • Provide ongoing general corporate counsel to portfolio companies acquired and managed by several private equity clients, including with respect to commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.
  • Provide ongoing general corporate counsel to a major national retail company in all aspects of its business and legal operations, including representing the client in its disposition of product lines, day-to-day commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.
  • Represent several prominent family offices and high net worth individuals in connection with various investment opportunities, including acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital investments and complex gift transactions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • True Freedom Enterprises: Board Member (June 2020 to Present)
  • United Way Young Leaders: Cabinet Member (2015 to 2019)
  • American Cancer Society, Cuyahoga County: Board Member (2015 to 2019)
  • Cleveland Leadership Center – Civic Leadership Institute (2014)

Pro Bono

  • Represented a religious organization in negotiations and coming to an offer-in-compromise with the Ohio Department of Taxation for liability associated with payroll withholdings.

Prior Positions

  • Deloitte Tax, LLP: Business Tax Consultant (2012)

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2012, cum laude
  • B.A., Accounting, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2009, cum laude