Jud B. Sims

Cincinnati
T 513.651.6740
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Jud is a Member with Frost Brown Todd LLC and focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general business and corporate law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status).

Jud has served as lead counsel in numerous merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions. He has substantial experience in representing buyers and sellers with the purchase and sale of both publicly traded and private companies. Jud has handled deals in a variety of industries and also has experience in private equity and joint venture transactions.

In his business and corporate law practice, Jud serves as outside legal counsel to a variety of different businesses, ranging from international companies to start-up ventures.  He frequently advises companies on issues involving contract negotiations, business formations, choice-of-entity, capitalization, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, licensing matters, franchising opportunities and a variety of other business matters.  Jud also has extensive experience with limited liability companies.

Experience

The following is a list of some of the more recent transactions handled by Jud:

  • Regularly represents dunnhumby USA Inc. in connection with various transactional and general corporate matters. 
  • Regularly represents Shopzilla, Inc. in connection with various corporate matters.
  • Has represented Convergys Corporation in connection with a variety of merger and acquisition type transactions.
  • Has represented Volunteers of America in multiple transactions.
  • Represented dunnhumby USA Inc. in connection with the unwind of it's joint venture with Kroger. 
  • An asset sale of a food distribution business to an equity fund, valued at approximately $11 million.
  • A stock sale via an auction process of a printing and graphics business, valued at over $33 million.
  • An asset sale of a distressed long-term health care facility located in the State of Texas, valued at $18.6 million
  • An asset sale of a packaging and distribution company valued at approximately $1 million.
  • The acquisition of a company specializing in sales forecasting, valued at over $2 million.
  • An asset sale of a third-generation car dealership, valued at over $2 million
  • The acquisition of the stock of an environmental auditing and services company for approximately $2 million.
  • The reorganization of a large veterinary clinic worth several million dollars.
  • An asset sale of an on-line ratings and review business worth several million dollars.
  • The structuring and organization of a joint venture of an advertising services and technology company worth several million dollars.
  • The wind-down and disposition of a distressed diagnostics company, valued in excess of $1 million.
  • The reorganization of a non-profit venture operating in Ohio and Kentucky, valued at several million dollars.
  • The sale of a processing business and the establishment of a related joint venture, valued at over $200 million.
  • The sale of an administrative services business for $100 million.
  • The sale of all the stock of an electric and plumbing supply business, involving consideration of approximately $20 million.
  • The sale of a food distribution business to an ESOP, for consideration of roughly $20 million.
  • The sale of a terminal facility for consideration of $19.5 million.
  • The sale of a hotel for a large public university, involving consideration in excess of $9.5 million.
  • The sale of a call center support business, involving consideration of $9.5 million.
  • The sale of the assets of an advertising and public relations company, involving consideration of roughly $8.5 million.
  • The purchase of a manufacturing company for $5.2 million.
  • The acquisition of the assets of an engineering company, involving consideration in excess of $3.5 million.
  • The sale of a computer software company for $4.5 million.
  • The acquisition of an interest in a telecommunications company, involving consideration of $3 million.
  • The acquisition and sale of several ServiceMaster franchises, involving consideration of various amounts.
  • The acquisition of a series of managed care facilities, involving consideration of various amounts.
  • The sale of a call center involving consideration of roughly $1.5 million.
  • The sale of four fast food franchises, involving consideration of roughly $2.7 million.
  • The acquisition of the stock of a computer accessory manufacturer, involving consideration of roughly $1.2 million.
  • The acquisition of a frozen drink franchise, involving consideration of roughly $1 million.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Plan of Southwest Ohio, Board Member,  April 2007 - May 2009
  • LeBlond Boys & Girls Club, Board Member, November 2007 - November 2009

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Dissecting the Asset Purchase Agreement" (a Seminar on Mergers and Acquisitions)
2007, Lorman Education Services

Advanced LLC's and Partnerships -- "Putting the Tax Rules to Work in Ohio"
2005, Lorman Education Services

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Stacey Monnin
Email
T 513.651.6934
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