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Comi Sharif advises companies on a range of business transactions and day-to-day corporate governance matters. Comi focuses his practice on domestic, middle-market corporate and private equity transactions, with a particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations. He also diligently counsels clients on general business matters, including initial entity formation and ownership structuring.

Prior to joining Koley Jessen, Comi was employed by a number of sports organizations, including the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as the University of Nebraska and University of Minnesota athletic departments.

Experience

Experience

  • HDR, Inc. in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of David Ford Consulting Engineers, an engineering services firm specializing in the hydrologic, hydraulic and flood risk analysis, reservoir systems and operations, water resource planning, and hydro-economics
    • Reorganization and divestiture of Infrastructure Company of America, LLC
    • Acquisition of Maintenance Design Group, an engineering services firm specializing in the planning and design of vehicle and fleet operations and maintenance facilities
  • McCarthy Capital in its investment in Scooter’s Coffee
  • Net-Tech Technology, Inc. in its sale to PPC Broadband, Inc., a subsidiary of Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC)
  • Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative, Inc. in sale of assets to Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • A global leader in publishing and information processing in separate acquisitions of or investments in:
    • A developer of agricultural equipment online auction software
    • A provider of website design and search engine optimization services
    • A provider of network solutions for manufacturers, distributors and owners of complex equipment
    • A provider of equipment financing solutions
    • A developer of auction management software
    • A developer of aviation operating cost calculation software
  • Sale of substantially all the assets of Aberdeen LLC
  • Global Industries, Inc. in its sale to Ag Growth International, Inc. (TSX: AFN)
  • Wright Therapy Products, Inc., a subsidiary of BSN medical, Inc., wholly owned by Essity AB (STO: ESSITY), in sale of certain assets to Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: TCMD)
  • Shareholders of TGW (Holdings) Limited, a Sheffield, U.K. based industrial knife manufacturer, as U.S. counsel in connection with its sale to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC
  • Prairie Capital in the sale of DAMAC LLC
  • Compass Health Brands Corp., a medical and hospital equipment provider, in multiple acquisitions including:
    • Richmar brands and related assets from Naimco, Inc.
    • STRENGTHTAPE brands and related assets from Endevr, Inc.
    • Assets from Meridian Medical
    • The Professional Medical Imports Division (PMI) from Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC)
  • H-Card, LLC (HAP-X), an automated payment management solutions provider,  in its sale to Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)
  • BSN medical GmbH, a global leader in non-invasive orthopedic products, in multiple acquisitions including:
    • Wright Therapy Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of compression therapy systems used to treat chronic venous insufficiency
    • Acquisition of a leading provider of pneumatic compression therapies for deep vein thrombosis
  • Sojourner Farms LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of raw pet food and gourmet treats, in its sale to WellPet LLC

News & Publications

Publications

Honors & Affiliations

Community & Professional

Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations
TeamMates Mentor

Education

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude)

  • Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Managing Editor

B.S., University of Minnesota (high distinction)

  • Sport Management

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
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