KJK is pleased to announce that Connie S. Carr, Michele M. Hoza and Frank Wardega have become Partners in the firm. “Connie, Michele, and Frank are proven corporate lawyers who have contributed greatly to the growth of KJK’s transactional and securities practices and will be exceptional partners in our business practice group.”, stated Jon J. Pinney, Managing Partner.
Ms. Carr represents business clients of all sizes, both public and privately-held companies, from the entrepreneur to the larger more established company on a variety of business transactions and securities compliance issues. A large percentage of her practice involves financing, representing both borrowers and lenders with regard to mortgage loans, lines of credit and acquisition financing. Ms. Carr has assisted private equity groups and operating companies from air cargo handling operations and auto dealerships to manufacturers in their acquisition of business operations, both in the U.S. and Canada, and the sale of their companies to buyers. Her real estate background has included representing area developers and real estate investors in their acquisition, sale and financing of commercial real estate. Based on her broad transactional experience, Ms. Carr understands the clients’ focus on the bottom line and strives to provide real value to the transactions.
Ms. Hoza focuses her practice on securities law and general corporate law matters. She represents publicly-traded companies in a range of transactions, including capital formation (both private and public offerings), private placements of debt and equity securities, tender offers, proxy contests, mergers and asset purchases and sales. Ms. Hoza’s practice also includes counseling clients on the ongoing SEC reporting requirements, corporate governance matters and various other matters affecting public companies and their officers and directors. Ms. Hoza also represents start-up and emerging growth businesses guiding them through formation, fundraising and growth and functions much like general counsel, addressing many different issues and situations.
Mr. Wardega’s practice focuses on assisting and advising businesses at every stage from formation and obtaining debt or equity financing, to drafting and negotiating agreements with co-investors or partners, customers, vendors, strategic partners or other third parties; providing business and corporate advice focused on growth; and preparing and guiding clients who seek to acquire new businesses or exit their existing businesses. Mr. Wardega’s clients include sole proprietorships, closely held companies, family-owned businesses, and private equity clients who engage in acquisitions and divestitures in the middle market space ($10M – $100M or greater in annual revenues) alongside larger enterprises.