Kimon Hatza: Partner. Kimon is a business attorney with more than 25 years of experience counseling clients ranging from entrepreneurs and emerging businesses to mature public and private companies in a wide range of domestic and international commercial matters. His abilities as a creative problem solver, coupled with his strong business acumen and excellent interpersonal skills, have made Kimon a trusted advisor to business executives and boards of directors. In addition, Kimon’s substantial experience as lead attorney in business transactions enables him to achieve his clients’ goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Kimon’s clients include, among others, technology companies (such as software, Internet services and e-commerce solutions providers), energy supply companies, pharmaceutical, medical device and other life sciences companies, health care organizations, physicians and other providers of medical services, private equity funds, venture capital firms, investment banking firms, cable television and cellular telephone operators, manufacturers, defense contractors, lending institutions, marketing consultants, financial services providers, universities, food service and wholesale beverage distributors, and state authorities.
Kimon joins MillCrest Law from Blank Rome LLP, where he was a partner for many years in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Group. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Kimon served as Chairman of the Corporate Law and Health Care Transactions practices at De Cotiis, FitzPatrick & Gluck, and as the head of the New Jersey Corporate and Health Care Transactions practices at Cohen Shapiro LLP. He focuses his practice in the following areas: (i) mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, (ii) private equity and venture capital transactions, (iii) contract negotiation and preparation, (iv) shareholder disputes and business divorce, (v) bank finance transactions, and (vi) antitrust filings and third-party legal opinions in connection with M&A and financing transactions. Kimon is admitted to practice law in each of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. He is the recipient of the highest possible peer rating for professional ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell.
Kimon serves on the Board of Directors of the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia, a non-profit organization and door to the greater Philadelphia community for guests of the U.S. Department of State and for individuals and companies seeking professional connections to the people and institutions of the Philadelphia region. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s Sections of Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Antitrust Law, where he serves on the Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal Opinions, Market Trends and Private Equity Committees.