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Michael A. Frattone

Michael Frattone is a managing partner of the Firm and partner in the Business and Finance Department.  He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (representing sellers and buyers), corporate and real estate financings, corporate restructurings, venture capital investments, joint ventures, and executive compensation.

Michael has extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions area representing buyers and sellers in asset- and stock-based transactions.

In addition, Michael represents one of the largest communications holding companies in the world, with portfolio companies in infrastructure sectors such as cellular and broadcasting towers, rooftop and distributed antenna systems (DAS), and fiber and data centers.

Michael also regularly represents and counsels many newly formed and middle market businesses with respect to their transactional and operational needs.

Michael A. Frattone

Managing Partner
Business and Finance Department
215.496.7228
mfrattone@kleinbard.com

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1994, magna cum laude)
Editor, Villanova Law Review
Order of the Coif

St. Joseph’s University  (B.S. 1991, cum laude)

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Michael was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and was listed for numerous years by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers  as a Rising Star in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.  Michael has also earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Michael was an associate in the Corporate Finance Department of the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Representative Matters

  • Served as lead fundraising and investment structuring counsel for Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC in multiple initial and growth capital raises totaling over $2 billion from a broad range of domestic and international investors, including family offices, investment advisors, private equity funds, public and private pension funds and strategics.
  • Represented PCSTrac, Inc. and Progressive Computer Services, Inc. in connection with sale of substantially all of the assets of their business to Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX).
  • Represented a tower company in a competitive auction with respect to its acquisition and lease-back of telecommunication towers from a public utility company for approximately $40 million.
  • Represented a private equity-backed consolidator of veterinary hospitals in connection with over 50 acquisitions.
  • Represented the management of Global Tower Partners in connection with the merger of the company into American Tower Corporation for an enterprise value of $4.8 billion.
  • Represented a family-owned, high-end furniture dealership in its acquisition of additional existing dealer locations, including negotiating employment agreements and a partnership agreement with one of the sellers.

Community Activities

Michael is on the Board of Directors of The Philadelphia Athletics Youth Sports Association and is a member of the Lloyd Hall Advisory Council.

Michael A. Frattone

Managing Partner
Business and Finance Department
215.496.7228
mfrattone@kleinbard.com

Michael Frattone is a managing partner of the Firm and partner in the Business and Finance Department.  He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (representing sellers and buyers), corporate and real estate financings, corporate restructurings, venture capital investments, joint ventures, and executive compensation.

Michael has extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions area representing buyers and sellers in asset- and stock-based transactions.

In addition, Michael represents one of the largest communications holding companies in the world, with portfolio companies in infrastructure sectors such as cellular and broadcasting towers, rooftop and distributed antenna systems (DAS), and fiber and data centers.

Michael also regularly represents and counsels many newly formed and middle market businesses with respect to their transactional and operational needs.

Representative Matters

  • Served as lead fundraising and investment structuring counsel for Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC in multiple initial and growth capital raises totaling over $2 billion from a broad range of domestic and international investors, including family offices, investment advisors, private equity funds, public and private pension funds and strategics.
  • Represented PCSTrac, Inc. and Progressive Computer Services, Inc. in connection with sale of substantially all of the assets of their business to Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX).
  • Represented a tower company in a competitive auction with respect to its acquisition and lease-back of telecommunication towers from a public utility company for approximately $40 million.
  • Represented a private equity-backed consolidator of veterinary hospitals in connection with over 50 acquisitions.
  • Represented the management of Global Tower Partners in connection with the merger of the company into American Tower Corporation for an enterprise value of $4.8 billion.
  • Represented a family-owned, high-end furniture dealership in its acquisition of additional existing dealer locations, including negotiating employment agreements and a partnership agreement with one of the sellers.

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1994, magna cum laude)
Editor, Villanova Law Review
Order of the Coif

St. Joseph’s University  (B.S. 1991, cum laude)

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Michael was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and was listed for numerous years by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers  as a Rising Star in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.  Michael has also earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Michael was an associate in the Corporate Finance Department of the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Community Activities

Michael is on the Board of Directors of The Philadelphia Athletics Youth Sports Association and is a member of the Lloyd Hall Advisory Council.