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Maureen C. Flahive

Mo Flahive is a member of Bricker & Eckler’s Financial Services/Litigation industry group, where she concentrates primarily on general corporate governance and tax law. In addition, she has experience in transactional law, including in the real estate, financial services and consumer services industries.

In the corporate governance area, Mo assists in both the entity formation and the management of partnerships, corporations and other limited liability entities. She is experienced in drafting of the initial documents necessary for these entities and working on general business planning to allow growth and adaptation to changing business conditions. She has also been involved in research related to securities offerings, ’34 Act compliance, blue-sky laws and broker-dealer rules.

In the area of tax, her experience includes corporate, partnership and individual tax issues at both the federal and state levels, such as sales and use tax, income taxes, nonresident taxation and property taxes. Mo helps both for-profit and nonprofit entities on a diverse range of needs including 501(c) tax exemption, employment tax issues, and general planning and management concerns.

While in law school, Mo taught and mentored law school students as a teaching assistant for first-year torts. She graduated second in her law school class and received special honors for her involvement in Law Review and Student Bar Association. In addition, Mo was awarded the Tax Executives Institute Scholarship during her 3L year for her interest in and pursuit of a career in taxation. Prior to joining Bricker, Mo served as a domestic legal assistant with Barr, Jones & Associates and was a member of Bricker & Eckler’s 2016 Summer Associate group.

Experience

  • Project financing and business acquisition

    Represented a client in the $15 million acquisition of manufacturing business and related capital-raise issues and project financing.  In addition to acquisition matters, representation included formation of joint venture and private placement, negotiation of entity documents, and counsel on project financing with senior lender.

  • Multi-state marina sale

    Represent client in $80 million sale of five marina properties in multiple states, including advising on tax structuring, real estate, corporate and environmental issues.

  • Recapitalization of FinTech borrower

    Represented a privately held borrower in the FinTech space to recapitalize the company, which included amending and restructuring its $40 million corporate credit facility, its $250 million warehouse facility, and multiple warrants for various classes of both common and preferred equity.  In connection with the recapitalization, the firm also restructured the employee equity plan. The lender was a New York-based private equity firm.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Columbus Real Estate Women’s Networking Group
  • Volunteer, Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  • Volunteer, Operation Legal Help Ohio

Presentations & Published Works

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2017

Education

  • Capital University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude), 2017; Service Chair, Student Bar Association; Associate Content Editor and Staff Member, Capital University Law Review; Dean’s Award Scholarship; Eight CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for being the highest scoring student in each respective class
  • The Ohio State University (B.S., Psychology), 2014