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Jayne Juvan chairs both the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets practice groups at Tucker Ellis.

Ranked in Chambers USA in the area of Corporate/M&A (Ohio: North), Jayne is appreciated by clients for her “exceptional M&A knowledge.” Clients remark that she is “a great relationship builder” who “always puts her client first.”

Jayne advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance transactions, and corporate governance. She counsels public and high-growth private companies, private equity firms, and venture capital firms from initial formation through all stages of the business life cycle.

Jayne frequently can be found in the boardroom with directors as they make critical strategic decisions. She is often tapped to assist corporate boards to maximize effectiveness and institute best practices so that the organizations they lead can reach their greatest potential. She has also advised activist shareholders in their efforts to engage with the board and management of companies to reform corporate policies.

Whether deciding to grow or divest corporate assets, clients in a variety of industries — including the heavily regulated health care and financial services industries — turn to Jayne for advice. She navigates complex issues that arise in transactions of all sizes and has been a key advisor on deals valued from approximately $5 million to more than $1 billion. Examples of other industries in which Jayne has served as counsel include technology, aviation, energy, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing.

Jayne passionately stays abreast of emerging boardroom issues, macroeconomic and financial factors that impact global deal activity, and the potential influence of geopolitical events on corporate strategy. A frequent and sought-after writer and speaker featured in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes for her unique use of social media as an attorney, Jayne covers developments in her area of practice on these platforms. She is also the co-editor of the firm’s blog on corporate law, Lingua Negoti, which means “the language of business.”

Jayne and her husband Dan, who are both black belts in Tae Kwon Do, met in martial arts and competed nationally together in forms and freestyle sparring. Originally from Ohio, they are proud to call Cleveland home and enjoy raising their young twin sons Alexander and Zachary in the area. Jayne incorporates her love for sports into her practice, serving as counsel to Al “Bubba” Baker, a former professional American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, and on the board of directors to the family foundation for 2003 Open Championship winner Ben Curtis.

Capital University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005); Order of the Curia; Salutatorian; Capital University Law Review, Editor in Chief, Staff Member; Founder of Wells Conference on Adoption Law
Kent State University (B.A., 2002); President's List; Golden Key National Honor Society
State Admissions
Ohio, 2005
New York, 2011
  • Represented Ampex Brands – a Yum! Brands Inc. and 7-Eleven franchisee with more than 400 Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s and 7-Eleven locations – in its acquisition of Au Bon Pain from Panera Bread
  • Represented Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) in its acquisition of the assets of Outcome-Based Technologies’ hip and knee bracing portfolio, including the EXCYABIR and CryoKnee products
  • Represented Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) company subsidiary DJO Global in its acquisition from Glacier Medical Associates, Inc. of the assets associated with Glacier’s distribution business
  • Represented Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) subsidiary DJO Global in its acquisition of MedShape, Inc., an orthopedic foot and ankle device company
  • Represented Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) subsidiary DJO Global in its acquisition of Trilliant Surgical, a national provider of foot and ankle orthopedic implants
  • Represented Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) subsidiary DJO Global in its acquisition of LiteCure, a designer and manufacturer of medical devices for medical and veterinary health care professionals
  • Represented Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) subsidiary DJO Global in its acquisition of Stryker Corporation’s (NYSE: SYK) STAR total ankle replacement product and related assets
  • Represented ESAB Corporation (NYSE: ESAB), a world provider in fabrication and gas control technology, in its $127-million acquisition of Ohio Medical, LLC, a global leader in oxygen regulators and central gas systems, from a private investor group
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a national provider of specialty physician services to hospitals and health systems, physician groups, and surgery centers in connection with its joint venture transaction with a private equity-sponsored health care company
  • Represented the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals in connection with the sale of its oncology registry business by way of an asset sale with a private equity-owned leader in clinical data solutions
  • Represented Kinderhook Industries’ portfolio company Chemtron Corporation, a hazardous and non-hazardous waste transporter in the Midwest, in its acquisition of certain assets of Tonawanda Environmental Corporation and Tonawanda Tank Transport Service
  • Represented The Ideation Lab, LLC in a deal making Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (Nasdaq: JVA) a significant minority owner in The Jordre Well, LLC, a cannabidiol beverage company
  • Represented Eagle Specialty Materials, LLC in its purchase of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr thermal coal mines from Contura Energy, Inc. and Blackjewel L.L.C.
  • Advised James McCool, co-owner of Desert Jet Holdings in the acquisition of sole ownership of the Desert Jet Group of Companies from founder and co-owner Denise Wilson
  • Advised Dennis and Dawn Swit in the sale of all of the assets of Loan Protector Insurance Services – a leader in the lender-placed insurance space for the mortgage-servicing industry – to Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO)
  • Represented Macellum Advisors GP, LLC in an agreement between Big Lots, Inc. and an investor group composed of Macellum Advisors GP, LLC and Ancora Advisors, LLC and certain of their affiliates
  • Advised Joshen Paper & Packaging based in Cleveland, Ohio, in its acquisition by Bunzl plc (OTCMKTS: BZLFF), an international distribution and services group based in London
  • Advised Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV), a leading diversified technology company that provides air and gas handling, fabrication technology, and medical device products and services to customers around the world, in its acquisition of GCE Group, Europe’s leading gas equipment company
  • Advised the management team of Authority Brands, a leading franchisor of home services, in its sale from PNC Riverarch Capital to Apax Partners, one of the oldest and largest global private equity firms, with funds raised totaling $50 billion
  • Represented LKD Aerospace, LLC, a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, in the sale of Systron Donner Inertial, Inc. to EMCORE Corporation
  • Represented Pete & Pete in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Boyas Excavating, Inc.
  • Represented LKD Aerospace, LLC, a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Systron Donner Inertial, Inc. from Carros Sensors Holdco Limited
  • Represented Luminance Holdco, Inc., a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, in its acquisition of the Emerson Air Comfort Products ceiling fan business of Emerson Electric Co.
  • Represented Fulton Technologies, Inc. and Mill City Communications, portfolio companies of Resilience Capital Partners, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc.
  • Represented the shareholders of Joshen Paper & Packaging, Inc. in the sale of the company to Bunzl plc
  • Represented Daboosh Investments, LLC, an independent sponsor, in its acquisition of GenerX Generators, Inc.
  • Served as lead counsel to FactGem Holdings Inc. to complete a Series A-4 equity investment by NCT Ventures Opportunity Fund, L.P., a Midwest-focused venture capital firm that backs seed and early-stage technology companies
  • Served as lead counsel to FactGem, LLC to complete a Series A equity investment by NCT Ventures, a Midwest-focused venture capital firm that backs seed and early-stage technology companies
  • Assisted Miura Private Equity, an independent private equity firm based in Barcelona, Spain, in preparing portfolio companies for sale
  • Advised a retail pharmacy chain headquartered in New York on the $1.1 billion-dollar sale of the company to a publicly traded company
  • Represented an Ohio-based electrical contractor in a $90-million stock sale to a publicly traded company
  • Represented one of the oldest metalworking fluids manufacturers in North America in the sale of the company to the global leader in the industry that operates in 33 countries around the world
  • Advised on the merger of two nationwide outpatient radiation oncology centers in a transaction backed by the financial commitment of a private equity fund with more than $8 billion in assets under management
  • Advised a private equity fund with more than $3 billion in assets under management on the acquisition of two respiratory care companies
  • Advised a private equity fund on the acquisition of a provider of skilled home nursing, hospice, and attendant care services across 10 states
  • Advised a private equity fund on a bid for a publicly traded company that owns and operates a chain of healthcare facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany
  • Advised a private equity fund on a bid for a hospital chain in exchange for a purchase price of more than $360 million
  • Advised a publicly traded retailer on a hospital system joint venture transaction for the roll-out of retail medical clinics
  • Advised a portfolio company of a private equity fund client on a merger transaction and hospital system joint venture for the provision of freestanding and facility-based radiation oncology clinics
  • Advised a private equity fund on the rollup and consolidation of multistate sleep center clinics
  • Advised a portfolio company of a private equity fund with more than $8 billion dollars in assets under management on the acquisition of a Medicare-certified home health agency and a non-medical personal care services company

Speaking Engagements

  • “Legal Responsibilities of Board Members: Duties of Care, Loyalty & Obedience,” Business Volunteers Unlimited, Cleveland, Ohio (March 2024)
  • “Review of Tulane Corporate Law Institute” and “Getting to Yes, Getting Past No: A Review of the Harvard Approach to Principled Negotiations,”  Tucker Ellis Business Law Institute (March 2024)
  • “It’s (Always) a Wonderful Deal Market!” Tucker Ellis In-House Counsel Summit (October 2023)
  • “Navigating a Tightening Economy and More Stringent Buy-Side Deal Terms,” 2023 Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (June 2023)
  • “Business Divorces 2.0: Solutions to Simplify Your Next Business Break-Up,” ALI CLE (March 2023)
  • “The Ethics of Net Working Capital Disputes,” “Red Pill or Blue Pill? Successfully Navigating Health Care and Life Sciences M&A Deals Through the Matrix,” and “Corporate Governance Coast to Coast: The Interplay of Governance and Successful Companies,” 2023 Business Law Institute on Corporate Law and M&A, Tucker Ellis LLP (January 2023)
  • “How to Be an Effective Buyer in This Hyper-Competitive and Ever-Changing Environment,” Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, Cleveland, Ohio (May 2022)
  • “Broadsides & Bear Hugs: Shareholder Activism and Managing a Hostile Takeover Response,” The 5th Annual Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum, Columbus, Ohio (May 2022)
  • “Force Dispersal: Risk Mitigation and New Developments in Deal Defense,” The 5th Annual Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum, Columbus, Ohio (May 2022)
  • Current Issues in LLCs, with Emphasis on the New Ohio Act,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law Webinar (February 2022)
  • “Force Majeure and Common Law Doctrines in the COVID Aftermath: Litigation Strategies and Drafting Solutions,” ALI CLE Webinar (September 2021)
  • “A Review of Board Practices,” Ohio Chapter Meeting, Society for Corporate Governance (July 2021)
  • “How to Win the Deal … and Not Be Based on Price,” Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (June 2021)
  • “Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Ethics,” Moderator, 2020 In-House Counsel Summit Webinar, Tucker Ellis LLP (September 2020)
  • “Inspire, A Leadership Workshop for Women in Pursuit of Excellence,” presented by Authenica, Richfield, Ohio (October 2020)
  • “Acquisition Playbook: Building a Pipeline in a New Reality,” Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (September 2020)
  • “Building the Best Boards for High-Performing Banks,” Moderator, Sixth Annual Banking Forum: M&A Spooktacular, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2019)
  • “Director Misconduct & How to Deal With It,” Women in the Boardroom Webinar (September 2019)
  • “A Deep Dive on the Buy-Side,” Aspire 2019, Cleveland, Ohio (May 2019)
  • “Women’s Leadership Forum,” Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio (March 2019)
  • “The Role of the Board,” Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU), Cleveland, Ohio (March 2019)
  • “Is Your Corporate Compliance Program Up to Par? Strategies for 2018 and Beyond,” 2018 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2018)
  • “Role of the Board,” Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU), Cleveland, Ohio (September 2018)
  • “Leveraging Social Media to Win Business,” Dix & Eaton, Cleveland, Ohio (July 2018)
  • “Buying a Business,” Moderator, Smart Business ASPIRE Cleveland 2018 Conference, Cleveland, Ohio (May 2018)
  • “Director & Officer Fiduciary Duties: Ignore Them at Your Own Peril,” 2017 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2017)
  • “Top Tips on Leveraging Social Media to Boost Your Career,” Cleveland Leadership Center, Cleveland, Ohio (January 2015)
  • “Task Force: Dealing with Director Misconduct” and “When Worlds Collide: Analyzing the Intersection of Academia, Legal Practice & Corporate Governance,” American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, California (April 2014)
  • “Partnering with Corporate Governance Organizations and Academics,” American Bar Association Business Law Section Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C. (November 2013)



  • Chambers USA
    • Corporate/M&A (Ohio: North) (2022, 2023)
  • IFLR1000, “Highly Regarded” in M&A (Ohio)
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business
    • Notable Women in Law (2024)
    • “Forty Under 40” (2014)
  • “Smart 50 Award,” Smart Business (2022)
  • “Progressive Woman Award,” Smart Business (2018)
  • “Attorneys Who Matter,” Ethisphere (2016)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2010, 2012, 2013, 2016-2020)
  • “Thought Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility,” BRANDfog/Fast Company (2010, 2012)
  • “One to Watch,” Inside Business Magazine (2009)
  • “25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers,” Inside Business Magazine (2008)
  • American Bar Association
    • Corporate Governance, Vice Chair
    • Corporate Governance Publications Subcommittee, Co-Chair, and CGC In Sight, Co-Founder
    • Corporate Governance Task Force on Dealing with Director Misconduct, Co-Chair
    • Joint Shareholder Handbook Task Force of the Committees on Corporate Governance and Corporate Law, Co-Chair
    • Section of Business Law Committees on Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Private Equity, and Corporate Governance
  • Private Directors Association Cleveland Chapter, Executive Committee
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Providence House, Board of Directors (2024)
  • I Am Authenica, Ambassador (2019)
  • Ben Curtis Family Foundation Advisory Board
  • The Gathering Place, Board Member, Rising Leaders Council Co-Founder and Chair, and Attorney Corporate Challenge for the Race for the Place, Captain
  • Partnership for Families, Leadership Council
  • Cleveland Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Chef’s Fantasy Event, Executive Committee