Melinda B. Antalek
Melinda B. Antalek
Melinda B. "Mindi" Antalek is a member of Ober|Kaler's Business and Health Law Groups. She represents all types of entrepreneurs, business entities, tax-exempt organizations and associations. In addition to providing a broad range of business advice on all legal aspects of the formation, operation and divestiture of business enterprises and nonprofit entities, she has particular experience in handling complex, contentious and multi disciplinary transactions.
Mindi’s extensive experience includes business formations involving the creation of limited liability entities, for-profit and tax-exempt reorganizations; leveraged and management buyouts; business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, business separations and reorganizations; leveraged and management buyouts; joint ventures; private securities offerings and transactions; and business continuity and succession planning.
Mindi’s practice includes the negotiation and documentation of contracts, employment agreements, stockholders’ agreements and non competition agreements. She also handles management agreements, real estate leases and licensing agreements for clients. Her experience in regulatory and administrative law includes minority business enterprise certification and all aspects of alcoholic beverages licensing and control in Maryland and Virginia. Mindi also mediates business disputes and has served as an expert witness in business litigation.
Many of Mindi’s clients are trade associations, public and private foundations and health care providers. She represents a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including professionals and their practice groups, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and trade associations of health care providers. Her clients also include many closely held companies and entrepreneurs involved in a variety of other industries, including construction contractors, mortgage brokers, food processors, distributors, restaurant and hotel operators, manufacturers and providers of business and consumer services.
Active in many professional and industry groups, Mindi is a noted lecturer and writer. She is the author of several articles and publications on contracts, business formation and dissolution, and health care issues. In 2001, she was one of two lawyers invited by the U.S. Department of State to talk with a delegation of Chinese business people on how American companies pursue mergers and acquisitions as a business strategy.
- Negotiated unusually favorable employment terms for continued employment of senior executives of a national health claims processor following a $160 million acquisition of the company
- Represented a woman entrepreneur with the sale of her growing securities technology services business to a national company, including negotiation of an employment with favorable terms resulting in an early per-payment of an earn-out as a result of defaults by the purchaser
- Represented a 40% stockholder in the sale of one of the largest privately owned businesses in its industry. The controlled auction resulted in a $115 million purchase price that was significantly above the owner’s expectations
- Represented three independent non-profit community hospitals in formation of a joint venture with two other nearby hospitals to develop a comprehensive cancer center to serve a sparsely populated region
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