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Harry Joseph DiDonato

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at West Chester, PA

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Harry is an experienced transactional attorney and business advisor who works to guide clients through a myriad of legal and business issues. He has over 25 years of legal experience counseling individuals, small businesses and middle market companies regarding all aspects of general business and corporate matters, real estate transactions, business sales and succession, and tax planning. His representation often starts with advising on the formation and structure of the entity, continues with representing his clients in issues facing small to mid-market companies including contracts, employment matters, financing, and tax matters and ultimately assisting his clients in preparation for and consummation of a liquidity event, whether an equity sale, asset sale, merger or otherwise.

Harry has successfully led interdisciplinary teams of attorneys at MacElree to structure, document and negotiate numerous mergers and acquisitions. He tends to focus on the “big picture” for his clients while also minding the details. His clients include buyers, sellers, investors, strategic partners and financial advisors.

In addition to serving as general outside counsel for many companies across various industries, Harry devotes a significant portion of his practice to real estate matters from acquisition, coordination of entitlement process, documentation, construction, sale, lease-up, management and financing. He has handled a variety of real estate transactions for owners, developers, contractors, sellers and purchasers alike. Harry, together with MacElree’s real estate group is a team of professionals that is results orientated and experience in any type of commercial real estate project.

With an LL.M in taxation, Harry works closely with his clients to advise on estate and planning opportunities, including business succession planning and transfers of family owned businesses to the next generation. 

Recent Representations

  • Counsel to multi-national industrial company with acquisition of a division of a publicly held company.
  • Represented a regional developer in acquisition, financing, rezoning and development of 78-acre brownfield site.
  • Counsel to professional firm in recapitalization, restructuring and preparation of complex Partnership Agreement.
  • Negotiated a $56M acquisition for a seller in which seller became a minority owner in the acquirer.
  • Acting as outside general counsel to a 400 employee distribution and service company.
  • Represented a mid-market business in the acquisition of a strategic competitor.
  • Working with a manufacturer/distributor in a national roll up of like companies to create a nationwide manufacturing and distribution chain of companies.
  • Counsel to many start-up companies assisting with formation, planning, financing and partnership/shareholder agreements.
  • Lead US counsel to a privately held acquirer in a multi-national $105 million acquisition.

 

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Licensed for 32 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/05/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 12/04/2022

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MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA, 19382

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rawle and Henderson
  • 1990 - 1991

Education

  • Villanova University
  • LL.M - Master of Taxation
  • 1995
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Sale of Company
  • positive result
  • Acquisition
  • positive result
  • Real Estate Transaction
  • positive result
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Associations

  • Main Line Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Devon Preparatory School
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Chester Valley Golf Club
  • Past President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Chester Valley Golf Club
  • Board of Governors
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer in Business Law
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Business Law
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer in Business Law
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer in Business Law
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer in Business Category
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
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West Chester Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer Harry Joseph DiDonato
Harry Joseph DiDonato
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 32 years