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Elizabeth G. Yeargin

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Biography

Libby is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law and Real Estate practice groups. Libby’s practice is focused on transactional work, principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, finance, commercial transactions and agreements and real estate purchase and lease agreements. Libby most enjoys serving as outside general counsel and trusted advisor to businesses of varying size, scope and industry.

Libby is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

CORPORATE COUNSELING

Libby advises clients through their day-to-day legal issues and counsels them in achieving their long-term career and financial goals through buying and selling companies and developing plans for the succession of their businesses. Libby provides advice regarding expansion of her clients’ business plans, negotiating joint ventures with strategically-aligned companies, and big-picture guidance in day-to-day operations and maximizing opportunities in their respective marketplaces.

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTING

Libby has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating supply agreements, distributor agreements and other commercial contracts governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. Libby also provides counsel to clients regarding financial transactions and structures, including acquisition financings, and other credit facilities and related agreements.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Libby has professional and personal experience in real estate and enjoys working with clients in real estate sales and acquisitions, both residential and commercial. Libby also assists clients with residential and commercial leasing, property management arrangements, easements and other title-related issues.

  • Biography

    Libby is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law and Real Estate practice groups. Libby’s practice is focused on transactional work, principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, finance, commercial transactions and agreements and real estate purchase and lease agreements. Libby most enjoys serving as outside general counsel and trusted advisor to businesses of varying size, scope and industry.

    Libby is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

    CORPORATE COUNSELING

    Libby advises clients through their day-to-day legal issues and counsels them in achieving their long-term career and financial goals through buying and selling companies and developing plans for the succession of their businesses. Libby provides advice regarding expansion of her clients’ business plans, negotiating joint ventures with strategically-aligned companies, and big-picture guidance in day-to-day operations and maximizing opportunities in their respective marketplaces.

    COMMERCIAL CONTRACTING

    Libby has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating supply agreements, distributor agreements and other commercial contracts governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. Libby also provides counsel to clients regarding financial transactions and structures, including acquisition financings, and other credit facilities and related agreements.

    COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

    Libby has professional and personal experience in real estate and enjoys working with clients in real estate sales and acquisitions, both residential and commercial. Libby also assists clients with residential and commercial leasing, property management arrangements, easements and other title-related issues.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • Akron Bar Association, Business and Corporate Section, Chair
    • Akron Bar Association CLE Committee of the Women in Law Section, Former Chair
    • Akron Bar Association - University of Akron Liason Committee's Mentor Program, Mentor, Former Chair
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio Supreme Court's Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, Mentor
    • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Greater Akron, Member, Urban Revitalization Walking Tour, Chair, Board Member
    • First Baptist Church of Jackson, Massillon, Ohio, Sunday School Teacher, Commissioned Discipler, L.I.F.E. Group Leader
    • Local residential homeowner's association, Board of Trustees, Treasurer
    • Local condominium association, Board of Trustees, Former President
    • The University of Akron School of Law, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, Former Adjunct Professor, 2005-2009
    • Akron Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2004, 2005
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Representative Engagements
    • Involved in significant merger, acquisition and divestiture work and has also assisted clients with other general corporate and commercial matters.
    • Negotiated sale of stock of client’s business in excess of $65 million.
    • Negotiated numerous asset deals for parent company selling off ancillary, subsidiary businesses.
    • Formed and negotiated many joint ventures, including out-of-state transactions.
    • Negotiated sale of stock of client’s family business to buy-out majority shareholders, including earn-out.
    • Counseled potential franchisor clients in franchising opportunities for expansion of their current businesses and franchisee clients in negotiating agreements with franchise owners.
    • Structured supply, licensing, and distribution arrangements for clients in many industries, with a concentration in manufacturing.
  • Distinctions
    • Rising Stars™ through a peer and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers®, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2016 — 2016 and 2017