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Michael F. Marhofer

Chair, Private Equity Group; Co-Chair, Corporate & Securities Practice Group; Executive Committee Member
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 "He is responsive, thoughtful and has deep experience that brings solid perspective to business issues. He is a trusted adviser who takes time to understand issues and develop solutions." - Benesch client, Chambers USA 2018

Michael F. Marhofer is Chair of Benesch's Private Equity Practice group, co-chair of the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures for a wide range of companies and industries. His experience with private equity funds helps him assist clients in capital formation matters, including venture and mezzanine capital financings. Clients also rely on him to provide day-to-day counseling on a full range of corporate and private equity topics and he regularly negotiates and drafts all types of commercial contractual arrangements.

Michael serves and has served on the board of directors and as corporate secretary for many privately-held companies. He is also an Advisory Board Member for Evolution Capital Partners.

Michael is a member of the Cleveland Development Board for Miami University and also has served on the Advancement Council for The University of Akron College of Business Administration for many years.


    • The University of Akron School of Law, 1991, J.D.
      • magna cum laude
      • Managing Editor, Law Review, 1991
    • University of Akron, 1991, M.B.A.
    • Miami University, 1987, B.S.

    • Ohio