Greg Giammittorio is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and Co-chair of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. He represents private and publicly held companies in all stages of growth on a range of issues involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital, and public and private securities offerings.
Mr. Giammittorio has recently worked on mergers and acquisitions for government services, telecommunications, energy, software, semiconductor, information technology, medical device, media, and life science companies. He has developed numerous acquisition programs for companies whose growth strategy involves a consistent mix of both organic growth and growth through acquisitions. Mr. Giammittorio has served as lead outside counsel on hundreds of M&A and investment transactions, leveraged buy-outs and management buyouts. In addition, he has provided counsel to leading companies in the region on a variety of strategic commercial relationships involving matters such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, teaming agreements, joint research and development agreements, intellectual property licensing arrangements, and OEM, reseller, service provider and distribution agreements.
Greg served as Chairman of the Middle Market and Small Business Committee of the American Bar Association from 2008–2011. He has also served as a member of the American Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee’s Private Target Study Working Group. He is also active in the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, serving as Co-Chair of its 2011 annual awards program gala honoring outstanding companies and deal professionals. Greg was recently appointed Chair of the Programs Committee for the chapter.
Greg has been named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America (2012–2019) and named Washington's Top Lawyer in Technology Transactions by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Giammittorio was recommended by Legal 500 US for M&A: Large Deals ($1bn–$5bn) in 2014 and for M&A/Corporate and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies in 2016 and 2018. Additionally, Mr. Giammittorio is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (2009–2018), and by PLC Which Lawyer? (2011–2012). He is a former co-chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Private Equity Buyout Group and co-founder of the Morrison & Foerster's M&A University Program.
Freescale Sale of Business Unit.Represented Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., in the sale of its gallium arsenide power amplifier front-end module business unit to Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer. Consideration consisted of $31.5-million in cash at closing plus a potential earnout of $20-million. (2007)
MSI Acquisition by Coffey International.Successfully represented Management Systems International, Inc. (MSI), a provider of consulting services to developing countries in fields such as democracy, governance, economic growth and environmental policy, in connection with its acquisition by Coffey International Limited, an Australian public company. (2007)
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Acquisition of SigmaTel, Inc.Represented Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, in its $110 million acquisition of SigmaTel, Inc., a Texas-based public semiconductor company.
Mr. Giammittorio was recommended by Legal 500 in M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-$5bn) in 2014 and for M&A/Corporate and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies in 2016 and 2018.
Greg Giammittorio is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (2009–2018) and PLC Which Lawyer? (2011–2012). He has been named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America (2012–2019) for Corporate Law and named Washington's Top Lawyer in Technology Transactions by the Washington Business Journal.
Recognized as a notable practitioner in the Chambers USA 2017 guide, Mr. Giammittorio is “appreciated by interviewees for his ‘calm and reassuring approach’ to complex transactional work” and is known for his “forensic grasp of corporate growth strategies, frequently acting on behalf of emerging companies.
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