Dennis M. O'Malley

Tel 612.371.3273
Fax 612.371.3207

Dennis O'Malley is Ballard Spahr's Client Value Partner, and a member of the firm's Management Committee and Expanded Board. For more than 30 years, Dennis has been providing experienced advice and practical legal solutions to his clients. He regularly serves as counsel to private equity funds, strategic purchasers, and sellers of businesses, and other investors and owners in middle market transactions across a broad spectrum of industries and locales.

He has successfully completed transactions having valuations up to $500 million across a wide range of industries, including medical device manufacturers; district energy and cogeneration facilities; aviation parts manufacturers; oilfield services firms; steel distributors; recreational and utility vehicle manufacturers; broadline food distributors; collectibles retailers; energy infrastructure; automobile aftermarket suppliers; third party benefit consultants; metals recyclers; and manufacturing and distribution companies.

Representative Matters

  • Represented middle market private equity firm in the $400 million sale of an orthopedic medical device manufacturer to a foreign private equity firm
  • Represented middle-market private equity firm in the acquisition and ultimate sale of precision contract manufacturing firm in the aviation industry
  • Represented Fortune 500 firm in the acquisition of district heating and cooling business with locations across the United States
  • Represented middle market private equity firm in the acquisition and divestiture of aftermarket auto parts manufacturer with operations in the United States and Mexico
  • Represented middle market private equity firm in the acquisition of regional wholesale fruit and vegetable distributor
  • Represented middle market private equity firm in the acquisition of manufacturer of heavy equipment for the waste and landfill industry

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Recognitions and Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, 2007-2015, 2017-2019

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1981, cum laude)

University of Michigan (B.B.A., 1978, with high distinction)