Dominic A. DiPuccio

Practice Group Chair Cleveland

Summary

Dominic focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, and public and private equity and debt securities offerings. He represents entrepreneurs, emerging-growth, and seasoned companies (public and private), investors, venture capital, and private equity funds, and real estate sponsors in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. Dominic is chair of Taft’s Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Dominic counsels buyers and sellers on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and capital raises, including due diligence, letters of intent, deal structures, pricing alternatives, negotiations, documentation, and closings. He represents public companies in public offerings and the SEC registration process, tender and exchange offers, reporting requirements, proxy disclosure issues, and anti-takeover strategies. He advises investment-banking firms on underwriting, FINRA matters, fairness opinions, and related compliance matters. Dominic also counsels companies, investors, and real estate sponsors in a wide variety of private financings, including private placements, angel funding, venture capital, private equity, joint ventures, historic tax credits, and preservation easement financings, fund formation, and traditional bank lending.

Awards

Task Force

All Service Areas

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1990)
  • Xavier University (1986)

Admissions

  • State - Ohio

Speeches and Publications

Speeches

Presenter, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Lecture, “Real Estate Private Equity Joint Ventures – Key Terms," Sept. 24, 2020. (Recording here)

Panelist, “Preparing for What’s Next – Succession Strategies,” The Entrepreneurship Institute’s 21st Annual President’s Forum of Cleveland, on May 16, 2019

Judge and Presenter, Smart 50 Awards, Cleveland Smart Business Magazine, 2018-2020

Publications

Author, “Be mindful of benefits and risks when considering a rollover,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, Jan. 20, 2020

Author, “Why I Loathe Materiality Scrapes (Unless I’m Representing the Buyer),” Jan. 2021, 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • The Entrepreneurship Institute

           Member

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Member

Community Involvement

  • Gilmour Academy

    Trustee
    Volunteer Instructor

  • Highland Heights, Ohio Youth Sports

    Coach, Baseball and Basketball

  • St. Francis of Assisi, Gates Mills, Ohio

    Member, Finance Council

  • 1964 Rugby Foundation

    Member