Don Rafferty combines his experience in the areas of business restructuring, commercial finance, corporate law, and litigation to provide legal and strategic advice to the firm’s business clients on a wide range of issues. Don frequently counsels clients who either are experiencing financial stress or are dealing with distressed companies. He has advised on sales, acquisitions, and restructurings for numerous middle-market companies. Don has significant experience in transactions, dispute resolution, and restructuring matters involving troubled real estate developments, shopping centers, commercial office projects, apartment and condominium developments, operating businesses, and manufacturing concerns. He has represented all constituencies – debtors, lenders, creditors, creditors’ committees, and others – in Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, UCC Article 9 sales, and other similar mechanisms. Drawing on his unique and varied experience, Don is able to develop efficient and appropriate strategies for healthy and troubled companies as they confront the myriad challenges of running their businesses in today’s challenging business environment.
Don also has acted as lead trial counsel in a broad spectrum of business disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts. His litigation experience includes the prosecution and defense of numerous fraud or fraudulent transfer cases, bankruptcy preference actions, complex contract cases, class actions, complex commercial foreclosures, including disputes involving special servicers and non-recourse CMBS loans, and intellectual property matters, including prosecution of patent and copyright infringement lawsuits.
He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers since