DJP is delighted with the feedback we receive from clients as listed in the Chambers USA guide, and proud of our Shareholders listed as notable practitioners.

What the team is known for Substantial team with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate transactions. Particularly noted as a dominant player in the emerging-growth and startup space. Advises on corporate finance, private equity and corporate governance, among other areas.

Strengths Clients are consistently impressed by the department, describing it as “attentive, knowledgeable and extremely customer-oriented.”

Clients also observe: “I’m really impressed with the efficiency of how they work.”

Work highlights Acted for Walker Edison Furniture in the negotiations for a $10 million revolving credit facility from KeyBank, which was combined with a series of term loans with a combined aggregate value of $6.5 million. These sums were provided with the partial intent of refinancing the company’s debt.

Represented Australia-listed Hansen Technologies in its acquisition of a PPL Corporation entity.

Significant clients ZAGG, KeyBank, Mad Catz Interactive, Mercury General Corporation, LANDesk Software.

Notable practitioners

Christian Anderson has a very well-established reputation in this market and a broad corporate practice. His experience covers the full spectrum of corporate matters, including financings, securities and venture capital mandates.

Todd Leishman advises both sellers and acquirers in major M&A transactions. One source commented that he is “really smart, a good leader who is very responsive and always available.” As a speaker of Japanese he is a key contact for Japanese clients.

Thomas Taylor has a broad corporate practice which encompasses restructurings, corporate finance and securities, among other matters. Peers regard him as “a very hard worker and a solid lawyer.”

Co-founder Jeffrey Jones is described by clients as “very intelligent, very personable and very responsive.” Sources go on to note his “very good negotiation skills” and talent for explaining complex issues in simple terms.

Clients of Russell Smith report that he is “helpful, knowledgeable, and willing to think through problems and find solutions; he’s very experienced.” He has particular expertise working with partnerships and LLCs.

Co-founder Kevin Pinegar is highlighted by clients as a lawyer who “knows our business and takes a personal interest in it.” Sources add that he is “really effective” in getting things done.