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Ann-Marie Ahern

1111 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2700 Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Firm: McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
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McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Years In Practice

Phone Number (216) 696-1422

Michael D. Makofsky is a Principal at McCarthy Lebit. He represents diverse businesses in transactional, day-to-day industry matters including those businesses who are selling, acquiring, reorganizing, or merging. Michael assists clients in all aspects of complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A), such as structuring the transaction, performing due diligence, securing financing relationships, negotiating terms and documenting transactions. He also works closely with angel and venture capital funds, corporate strategic investors, family offices and other institutional investors structuring investments and transactions. He works to provide practical counsel designed for the unique needs of emerging growth companies.

Michael also represents a broad range of financial institutions and financial service providers, including banks, commercial finance companies, mezzanine and specialty lenders. Michael counsels borrowers, agents and syndicate members in commercial finance transactions ranging from large transactions to single-lender, single-borrower transactions. He has significant experience in asset-based lending, cash flow lending, multi-state, multi-currency and cross-border secured financing, financing secured by unusual types of collateral, ESOP loans, letter of credit facilities, health care financing, bond financing, and other capital transactions.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Ann-Marie Ahern
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Litigation - Labor and Employment, Cleveland (2022)
Employment Law - Individuals, Cleveland (2020)
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2012 & 2015
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV® Preeminent™
  • Smart Business' Smart Women Awards: Progressive Woman Honoree 2017
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Women in Law Making a Difference Recipient 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • "Advocate" Certification from the National College of Advocacy
  • "Notable In Law" by Crain's Cleveland Business, 2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 50 in Cleveland, 2020-2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women in Ohio, 2017, 2019-2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 100, 2020-2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2005-2012
  • Notable Women in Law, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2018
  • Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2016-2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 25 Women in Cleveland, 2017, 2019-2022
University of Dayton, B A
Contact Details and Office Locations
1111 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2700
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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