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Zeid, Gary D.

Name:Zeid, Gary D.
Practice In: Accident & Injury ,Animal Bite ,Personal Injury ,Wrongful Death ,Business Law ,Insurance ,Divorce & Family Law ,Child Support ,Divorce ,Family Law ,Employment ,Workers' Compensation ,Estate ,Estate Planning ,Trusts ,Lawsuit & Dispute ,Mediation ,Real Estate ,Eminent Domain ,Land Use & Zoning
Law Firm: Sternberg & Zeid Co., L.P.A.
Location:7547 Mentor Avenue Suite 301
Mentor, OH 44060
Fax: (440) 942-6504

Edward Young is a retired partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He joined the firm in 1975 and retired at the end of 2009. Mr. Young concentrated his practice in mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, other complex corporate and securities transactions, and corporate counseling. He represented buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries, including technology, biotech, financial products and services, broadcasting, manufacturing, management consulting and retailing.


Mr. Young’s publicly disclosed proxy contest clients included:

  • Jason Hart versus ActivIdentity (2008)
  • D.E. Shaw versus Take Two Software (2007)
  • Pioneer Tax Advantaged Balanced Fund versus two separate dissident slates (2007)
  • Breeden (financial advisor to Relational) versus Sovereign Bancorp (2006)
  • K Capital versus OfficeMax (2005)

In addition, Mr. Young advised numerous companies and institutional investors in connection with proxy contests that were settled privately by negotiation and remained confidential.

On the buy side of M&A transactions, Mr. Young represented clients in the acquisitions of companies such as:

  • Template Graphics Software, a software company
  • PageNet and Mobile Media, wireless communications companies
  • AKI, a manufacturer of computer peripherals
  • VNI, a telephone software company
  •, a streaming company
  • Various "top ten" market radio stations
  • DSI, a manufacturer of specialty papers
  • Fat Cat Inc., a toy manufacturer
  • Certain banking operations of Pioneer Financial
  • Competitive Management Initiative, a management consulting company

On the sell side, Mr. Young represented clients in the sales of companies such as:

  • Syntonix, a biotech company
  • Gradient, a software company
  • Aster, a fiber-optics company
  • CCBN, an information services company
  • A division of Penwest Pharmaceuticals
  • Various "top ten" market radio stations
  • The MAC Group, an international management consulting company
  • HBV, a hedge fund management subsidiary of Mellon Financial
  • International Heritage, a mutual-fund complex
  • Stocker & Yale, a precision-instrument manufacturer
  • Warburton's, a restaurant chain
  • Standard Chartered Equitor Asset Management, N.A., an investment adviser
  • Clean Shower, a consumer products manufacturer
  • Eastern Bancorp and Portsmouth Bankshares, bank holding companies
  • HCW, a sponsor of oil and gas investment partnerships
  • Quaker Fabric, a textile manufacturer

Mr. Young also served as counsel to special committees of independent directors in connection with M&A proposals that involved conflicts of interest.

Mr. Young's practice also encompassed corporate counseling and other complex corporate and securities transactions. These included leveraged buyouts, public and private offerings of securities, partnership syndications and large financing transactions. His clients included publicly-owned and closely-held companies in diverse industries.

Professional Activities

Mr. Young lectured and written about securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, and the American Bar Association's Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, as well as its Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Young was recognized in the November 2004 edition of Boston Magazine as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in the mergers and acquisitions category.


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