Douglas A. Neary

USA: Ohio

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
The Calfee Building
1405 East Sixth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Tel: 216.622.8285


Doug Neary serves as Chairman of the firm and as a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Capital Markets group. His practice has focused for decades on M&A, corporate governance, securities law, compliance and corporate finance for a stable of public and private companies and financial sponsors and lenders.

Doug advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate governance, SEC, capital formation (including private and public offerings); NYSE and NASDAQ listing requirements; corporate finance; venture capital; and general corporate matters. He is knowledgeable on general contracting issues, commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and provides counsel with respect to organizational and structuring matters for corporate clients.

As Chairman, Doug helps to manage and support many of the Firm’s most significant clients. He helps to oversee major projects so as to ensure that all appropriate resources are dedicated to addressing the client’s needs and to provide clear communication and reporting. He also helps lead the Firm’s efforts in developing new and expanded client relationships.

Doug’s more than 30 years of experience have been focused primarily on buying and selling privately held and publicly traded companies, working closely with the private equity and investment banking community in those endeavors.

With 35 dedicated attorneys, Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets practice is one of the largest and most prolific in Ohio, handling a significant number of complex and sophisticated transactions for clients around the country and globally.

Calfee boasts a robust Merger and Acquisitions, Divestitures and Sales practice led by an active private equity client base and a large roster of public and significant privately held corporate clients. These financial and strategic buyers, coupled with our deep investment banking representations and relationships, drive a thriving and diverse M&A practice at Calfee.

Calfee also has a full range of corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance, and capital markets services and a wealth of experience representing public companies, including NYSE and NASDAQ-listed issuers. Calfee has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 230 public and Rule 144A offerings since 1981. In addition, Calfee has a strong history, unique in our region, of representing financial services providers such as banks, broker-dealers and investment advisors.

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service, corporate law firm with attorneys located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, we also offer international representation through a network of independent law firms with 21,000 attorneys in more than 100 countries.

Since 1903, our mission has been to provide meaningful legal and business counsel in matters that are critical to the success of our clients. Our lawyers routinely represent a wide spectrum of private and public organizations – from emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations – as well as government entities, non-profit organizations, trade associations and individuals.

Calfee is consistently ranked one of the top law firms in Ohio and continues to receive recognition, both nationally and regionally, from a number of leading industry publications.

“Douglas Neary is regarded as an “excellent negotiator and strategist” by clients, who commend his “very pragmatic” counsel and his “superlative client service.” He has a wide-ranging transactional and governance practice, earning particular praise for his abilities in securities work.”
Chambers & Partners