Mike Moeddel is a trusted advisor to senior executives and investors on key strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, equity and debt financing transactions and other commercial transactions. Mike’s clients include public and private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and financial investors. Mike has advised clients on international transactions throughout Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, Australia, China and Southeast Asia among others. Mike also has significant experience working with a wide variety of technology based companies on executing their business objectives and growing their businesses.

Mike’s experience and commitment to his clients has been recognized by leading legal publications. Since 2012, Mike has annually been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America. He was most recently named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year," 2022. In 2018, he was named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year." In 2014, he was named to The M&A Advisor 40 Under 40. Since 2015 Cincy Magazine has annually named Mike a Cincy Leading Lawyer in the area of corporate law. Mike is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. 

Mike has also been recognized as a leader by his peers at KMK and around Ohio. He is Co-Leader of the firm's Business Representation & Transactions Group and serves as the Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Corporate Law Committee which considers and recommends changes to the Ohio legislature to Ohio's business entities statutes. 

Representative Work

Served as lead counsel to American Financial Group, Inc. in their $3.5 billion sale of Great American Life Insurance Company to Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Served as lead transaction counsel to Multi-Color Corporation in its $1.4 billion acquisition of the Labels Division of Constantia Flexibles, comprised of 23 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries.

Represented LSI Industries Inc. in its acquisition of all of the stock of Atlas Lighting Products Inc. for a cash payment of $96.5 million plus warrants to purchase 200,000 shares of LSI Common Stock.

Represented Multi-Color Corporation in its public tender offer for 100% of a publicly traded Malaysian company.

Represented Multi-Color Corporation in its $80 million acquisition of the decorative label business of Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Represented Jacobs Automation, Inc. in its various rounds of fund-raising and ultimate sale to Rockwell Automation for undisclosed consideration.

Represented manufacturer of whole home audio systems, Nuvo Technologies, LLC, in its sale to Legrand Home Systems.

Represented Blue Ash Therapeutics, LLC in its initial fundraising and ultimate sale to Forest Laboratories for undisclosed consideration.

Represented Multi-Color Corporation in its $356 million acquisition of York Label.

Represented Jewelry Television in its acquisition of the U.S. assets of Gems TV.

Represented owners of a closely-held business in the turbine engine component repair business in a sale to a private equity purchaser owned by The Carlyle Group, for undisclosed consideration.

Negotiated $60 million investment of cash and assets in complex cross-border industry consolidation transaction. 

Lead transaction counsel representing publicly held company in $43 million cross-border acquisition of Canadian manufacturer of LED lighting displays.

Representation of bank in divestiture of 13 branches, including approximately $750 million in deposits and $350 million in loans.

Negotiated licensing of technology and related intellectual property from Fortune 100 company in sophisticated outsourcing transaction.

Represented client in $10 million investment in ethanol production facility in exchange for subordinated debt and warrants.

Served various roles in representation of Fortune 500 client in acquisitions ranging from $100,000 to $50 million.

Representation of borrower in negotiation of $225 million senior secured acquisition financing.

Negotiated joint venture agreement on behalf of diversified information technology company and Fortune 100 retailer. 

Served various roles representing institutional lenders in financing of acquisitions, accounts receivable, inventory, real estate, and auto lease portfolios.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Grants Committee

Mercy Health - West Hospital, Community Advisory Board

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Board of Directors

Ohio State Bar Association, Corporation Law Committee Chair 

Cincinnati Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Committee

American Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation, Past Chairman (2010-2012), Board of Trustees (2006-2012)

CincinnatiUSA Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors (2010-2012)

The Southwest Ohio Council on Child Abuse, Board of Directors (2010-2015)

Elder High School, Board of Advisors (2008-2011)

Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Commissioner, Vice President (2006-2010)

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2022

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year," 2022

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year," 2018

Named to The M&A Advisor 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor Category, 2014 

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2015-2021

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers

Named to Ohio Rising Stars

Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40, Class of 2015

  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Best Lawyers - MJM 2022
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Forty Under Forty - MJM 2014
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers


News & Resources

Speaking Engagements



Blog Posts


  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2002, Corporate Law Fellow, Order of the Coif

B.A., The Ohio State University, 1999, cum laude

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