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Jayne E. Juvan

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5677 | F 216.592.5009 | M 330.697.1077

Jayne Juvan serves as chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets practice groups at Tucker Ellis. 

She also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Governance Committee, and she is the co-editor of the firm’s blog on corporate law, Lingua Negoti, which means “the language of business.”

Jayne has a broad practice that touches upon a variety of disciplines and advises investors, boards of directors and management teams on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and fiduciary duties. She counsels public and high-growth private companies, private equity funds, and venture capital funds from initial formation through all stages of the business life cycle.

Jayne frequently can be found in the boardroom with directors as they make highly impactful, potentially transformative, and confidential decisions. She is often tapped to assist corporate boards to maximize effectiveness and institute best practices. As co-chair of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Director Misconduct, she is also regularly called upon to advise corporate boards during their most challenging situations.

Whether making a decision to grow or divest corporate assets, clients in a variety of industries — including the heavily regulated health care industry — turn to Jayne for her strategic 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 financial services, technology, 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 the daily developments in these areas on Twitter at

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.

education & admissions


  • 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
  • Advised Colfax Corporation, 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
  • 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
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "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)



  • "How Attys Can Capitalize on PE's Health Care Craze," Law360 (November 2019)
  • Komen Ohio Pink Divas Campaign, "Cribbs in the CLE, " CBS-19 News (October 2019)
  • "Attorneys Share Wisdom at Women's Leadership Forum," Capital University Law School (April 2019)
  • "One Strategy to Improve Board Performance," Bank Director (April 2019)
  • "Disruptive Innovation in a Law Practice," Legal Talk Network podcast (July 2018)
  • Build an A Team, Harvard Business Review Press (2018)
  • "Health Care, Life Sciences M&A to Stay Strong in 2018," Law360 (January 2018)
  • "5 Social Media Tactics to Help Boost Your Career," Forbes (September 2017)
  • "The 2016 Attorneys Who Matter," Ethisphere (December 2016)
  • "How Pregnancy Actually Boosted This Woman’s Career," Forbes (July 2016)
  • "9 Ways Millennials Are Simplifying Their Lives in 2016," Forbes (January 2016)
  • "What Do You Do Well That Others Don’t?", Harvard Business Review (October 2015)
  • "Disrupt Yourself," Bibliomotion (October 2015)
  • "No. 1 Success Tip for Women in Business: Do More Than You Know," Forbes (April 2015)
  • "The Queen Bee’s Sting Keeps Women From Getting to the Top," Forbes (September 2015)
  • "4 Quick Twitter Tips from the Woman Who Tweeted Her Way to a High-Powered Network," Forbes (January 2015)
  • "How to Stay Productive During the Holidays from the Forbes Under 30 Summit," Forbes (December 2014)
  • "Top 16 Quotes from Successful Women Who Beat the Youth Trap," Forbes (December 2014)
  • "Forbes Under 30 Summit Attendees Share Their Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them," Forbes (November 2014)
  • "Their Roaring Thirties: Brutally Honest Career Talk from Women Who Beat the Youth Trap," Forbes ebook (September 2014)
  • "Social Media Networking: Quick Tips for Busy Directors," Corporate Board Member Magazine (February 2011)
  • "Twitter, the Board Directors’ Corp-Gov Resource," Mediaite (December 2010)
  • "Progressive Woman Award," Smart Business (2018)
  • "Attorneys Who Matter," Ethisphere (2016)
  • "Forty Under 40," Crain’s Cleveland Business (2014)
  • 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)
in the community
  • 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
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • 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
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