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Harry Joseph DiDonato

About Harry DiDonato

About me

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.