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Daniel L. Silfani

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Biography

As an experienced corporate attorney, Dan has a broad range of expertise on all aspects of corporate law, franchise and business opportunity law. This includes franchise development and operations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate counseling.

FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

Dan works with Franchisors and Franchisees to determine if their company can be turned into a successful franchise system. His practice focuses on the entire process from preparing the necessary franchise disclosure and system documents, registrations with applicable governmental agencies, vendor and supply chain, quality control programs and how to successfully sell franchise units. Dan also assists franchisors with revenue growth and unit count by providing a full array of business and legal advice.

PUBLIC FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Dan acts as issuer's counsel, underwriter's counsel or bond counsel in completing various public finance matters, including taxable and tax-exempt conduit bond transactions, state economic development loan programs and local tax increment financing. In addition, he acts as outside General Counsel for the Development Finance Authority of Summit County.

CORPORATE COUNSELING

In his role as a corporate attorney, Dan assists owners and executives of closely held businesses resolve their day-to-day legal issues, successfully buy and sell companies and develop effective succession plans. He works with clients in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas, and various service industries.

  • Biography

    As an experienced corporate attorney, Dan has a broad range of expertise on all aspects of corporate law, franchise and business opportunity law. This includes franchise development and operations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate counseling.

    FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

    Dan works with Franchisors and Franchisees to determine if their company can be turned into a successful franchise system. His practice focuses on the entire process from preparing the necessary franchise disclosure and system documents, registrations with applicable governmental agencies, vendor and supply chain, quality control programs and how to successfully sell franchise units. Dan also assists franchisors with revenue growth and unit count by providing a full array of business and legal advice.

    PUBLIC FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Dan acts as issuer's counsel, underwriter's counsel or bond counsel in completing various public finance matters, including taxable and tax-exempt conduit bond transactions, state economic development loan programs and local tax increment financing. In addition, he acts as outside General Counsel for the Development Finance Authority of Summit County.

    CORPORATE COUNSELING

    In his role as a corporate attorney, Dan assists owners and executives of closely held businesses resolve their day-to-day legal issues, successfully buy and sell companies and develop effective succession plans. He works with clients in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas, and various service industries.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Franchising Law and Tax Law Sections, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts and Real Property Law Sections, Member
    • Tax & Estate Planning Council of Akron, Member, 2005-2007
    • Akron Bar Association, Finance Committee, Business and Corporate Law Committee and Probate Section, Former Member
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Representative Engagements
    • Directed and closed on sale of closely held hydraulic re-manufacturer of automobile and off-road steering systems to publicly traded company at a sales price in excess of $28 million
    • Assisted in forming and closed on acquisition of chemical plastics seller by publicly traded company at a sales price in excess of $50 million
    • Worked on and completed complex succession plan for closely held oil and gas client with mineral interests in excess of $100 million
    • Franchisor counsel to local food service company with system wide annual sales exceeding $20.0 million
    • Bond Counsel, Underwriter Counsel and Issuer Counsel for numerous taxable and tax-exempt lease revenue bonds issued through the Development Finance Authority of Summit County and other governmental agencies
    • Represented client in connection with the acquisition(s) of several insurance agencies by holding company and related tax planning
    • Represented several clients in connection with commercial real estate transactions involving exchanges of real property with like-kind property in compliance with Internal Revenue Code ยง1031 and environmental assessment and remediation
    • Represented numerous clients in connection with non-profit entity formation and application process for determination of tax-exempt status before the Internal Revenue Service
  • Distinctions
    • Rising Star through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2007, 2009
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in Corporate Law in 2016, and in Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships) section in 2017 & 2018