Dinsmore Adds Four M&A Specialists to Michigan Office

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Joe DeVito // Courtesy of Dinsmore

Dinsmore and Shohl LLP, a Cincinnati-based law firm, has added five partners to its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) group, four in the firm’s Detroit office, and one in Chicago.

Joseph DeVito, former chair of corporate, finance, and real estate at Royal Oak-based Howard and Howard Attorney’s, joins as the teams lead partner. Also joining the firm in Detroit as partners in the M&A group are Jeffrey Hoover, Evonne Xu, and Ian Larkin. Jane Hahn will be joining Dinsmore in Chicago as partner.

“Our M&A practice is diverse and requires all types of subject-matter specialists,” says DeVito. “Dinsmore’s national presence, depth and breadth — whether they’re attorneys in SEC, IP, ERISA or executive compensation work — give our clients exactly what they need at a beneficial Midwest cost structure. As a group, we’ve always focused on providing the highest level of service to our clients and joining Dinsmore’s national platform will only improve upon that.”

Together, the team represents both buyers and sellers in middle-market strategic transactions averaging $250 million and ranging anywhere from $50 million up to $1 billion. Clients include private equity firms, multinational corporations and companies in health care, financial services, cryptocurrency, defense, aerospace, hydroponics, industrial, automotive, and more.

“We are excited to continue our growth in the metro Detroit market, particularly in the M&A space,” says Schneider. “Dinsmore offers the strength of a national firm. We are very flexible in terms of the practices we can accommodate and exceptionally transparent when it comes to our realization and compensation structures. When new attorneys join us, we work hard to accommodate their clients in a way that is favorable.”

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