Michael P.Atkins


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7211

Michael Atkins advises clients in creating, policing, transferring, and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally. The focal point of his practice is on trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and employee-related intellectual property.

Michael also advises clients in intellectual property matters related to mergers and acquisitions. He reviews target companies' intellectual property portfolio, material contracts, information technology systems, and employee agreements to uncover potential issues and create workable solutions within the context of a deal's needs.


  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires iconic Bally's brand from Caesars EntertainmentJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of the iconic Bally's brand previously owned by Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Parker Products, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products, LLC of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc., a provider of baked food ingredients and inclusions.
  • Riverside invests in Buildout, Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Buildout, Inc., a Chicago company that provides SaaS-based marketing and customer relationship management software to commercial real estate brokerages.
  • HBK Engineering sold to Quanta Services, Inc.Jones Day advised HBK Engineering, LLC in its acquisition by Quanta Services, Inc.
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