Douglas Menikheim represents clients with respect to a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and joint ventures. In addition, he has represented clients with respect to organizational and corporate governance matters, as well as day–to-day general commercial arrangements.
Douglas has represented clients ranging from public entities, to closely held and family-owned businesses, to entrepreneurs organizing new business ventures spanning a number of different industries, including private equity, investment banking, consumer products, health care, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, residential and commercial real estate brokerage, residential property management services, real estate development and telecommunications.
I represent both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of businesses. During my legal career, I have represented clients in mergers and acquisitions covering a variety of industries, including entertainment and event production technology solutions, chemical life cycle management, insurance, investment banking, real estate brokerage, telecommunications, veterinary supplies, health care and consumer products. I have also assisted a number of small entrepreneurs in the purchase and sale of restaurants and franchised businesses.
I assist private equity funds with their investments in portfolio companies, as well as add-on acquisitions and exit transactions.
I also regularly provide counsel to clients relating to general corporate law matters, including advising clients with respect to entity formation and organizational agreements (e.g., operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements and partnership agreements) and assisting with general commercial contracts, such as non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements and licensing agreements.
We may see an increase in activity for middle market M&A, with respect to both strategic buyers and financial sponsors. Private equity funds have been able to take advantage of the seller-friendly environment over the last couple years and should be looking to utilize the capital that they have been able to stockpile during that period of time. In addition, due to increasing competition and general operating costs across industries, strategic buyers may need to look to M&A transactions to help them expand into new product/service areas in order to promote continued growth rather than focusing solely on organic growth strategies and/or to improve operational efficiencies.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.cum laude
Lehigh University, B.S.
Douglas has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers for 2015–2017.