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.
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, Ohio State Bar Association
- Member, Columbus Bar Association
- Member, Ohio Women’s Bar Association
- Member, Columbus Real Estate Women’s Networking Group
- Volunteer, Legal Aid Society of Columbus
- Volunteer, Operation Legal Help Ohio
Presentations & Published Works
- Co-author, "Blockchain and the Future of Insurance Regulation," Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Vol. 29 Edition 3, Fall 2018
Bar Admissions & Activities
- Admitted, State of Ohio, 2017
- 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