Michael E.Zaslow


New York + 1.212.326.3762

Michael Zaslow represents public and private companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He advises clients in a variety of transactions, including domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings, joint ventures, and dispositions. He also advises clients on the day-to-day legal aspects of their organizations, commercial contracts, and general corporate governance matters. Michael has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including aviation, technology, energy, consumer goods, and health care.

Representative transactions include SAP's $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics, BBA Aviation's $1.365 billion sale of its Ontic business, PotashCorp in its $38 billion all-stock merger-of-equals with Agrium, iAero Group's acquisition of Swift Air, ABM's $1.25 billion acquisition of GCA Services Group, and Axiall's $3.8 billion acquisition by Westlake Chemical. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include Verint Systems, General Electric, and J.F. Lehman.

Prior to law school, Michael worked as the director of nontraditional revenue for a Philadelphia-area retail franchise.


  • STERIS to acquire Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day is advising STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • 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.
  • NII Holdings sold Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $948.5 millionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70% interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $948.5 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
  • Verint Systems announces intent to separate into two independent companiesJones Day is advising Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in connection with its announced intent to separate Verint into two independent companies: one of which will consist of its customer engagement business, and one of which will consist of its cyber intelligence business.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Lone Star Disposal, Delta Waste Services, and Tanner Road FacilityJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Lone Star Disposal, L.P.; Delta Waste Services, L.P.; and Tanner Road Facility, L.P.
  • iAero Group acquires Swift AirJones Day advised iAero Group LLC (f.k.a. Blue Skies Aerospace Group LLC), as majority shareholder of the iAero Group, in its purchase of Swift Air, the leading independent U.S. airline charter business.
  • Bombardier acquires Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group Inc.Jones Day advised Bombardier Inc. in its acquisition of the wing manufacturing operations and assets relating to Triumph Group Inc.’s Global 7500 wing program.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • GE Healthcare collaborates with Preventice Solutions Group to develop ambulatory cardiac arrhythmia monitoring suiteJones Day advised GE Healthcare in its collaboration with Preventice Solutions Group to develop an ambulatory cardiac arrhythmia monitoring suite for diagnostic purposes outside of hospitals or clinics.
  • Gatemore Partners LP acquires Legacy Agency and TLA Worldwide Americas from TLA WorldwideJones Day represented Gatemore Partners LP in connection with the acquisition of the U.S. business of TLA Worldwide PLC, a sports marketing and athlete representation company, by a company owned and managed by Gatemore Partners LP.
  • PotashCorp combines with Agrium in $38 billion merger-of-equalsJones Day advised PotashCorp in its $38 billion all-stock merger-of-equals with Agrium.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority stake in WaterFleetJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in WaterFleet LLC, a provider of mobile water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Otium Management invests in OwkinJones Day represented Otium Management in its funds' investments in Owkin, Inc., an artificial intelligence software company currently working on machine learning-based prediction modeling for drug trial optimization, clinical decision-making using population comparison, and other healthcare applications.
  • SHV Energy acquires propane businesses of American Midstream Partners for $170 millionJones Day advised SHV Energy N.V. in the $170 million acquisition of the propane businesses (Pinnacle Propane, LLC, Alliant Gas, LLC and Pinnacle Propane Express, LLC) of American Midstream Partners, LP (“AMID”).
  • ABM acquires GCA Services Group for $1.25 billionJones Day advised ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, in its acquisition of GCA Services Group, a leading provider of facility services in the education and commercial industries, from affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division for approximately $1.25 billion in cash and stock.
  • GE Digital acquires IQP CorporationJones Day advised GE Digital in its acquisition of IQP Corporation, a start-up operating in Israel, Japan, and the U.S. that provides a no-code or low-code IoT app builder, with a visual interface available on mobile, tablet, and PC, includes data apps, and is installable on public cloud, private cloud, and on premise.
  • PHH Corporation sells remaining MSR portfolio for $912 million and enters subservicing agreement for 480,000 mortgage loans with New Residential Investment Corp.Jones Day advised PHH Corporation in its $912 million sale of all of its remaining MSR portfolio and related servicing advances to New Residential Investment Corp.
  • Answers Corp. DIP/First Lien Lender Group receives 96 percent of equity as debtor emerges pursuant to prepackaged plan of reorganizationJones Day represented a group of first lien term loan lenders of Answers Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of high-quality internet content and customer solutions, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases.
  • PHH Corporation sells GNMA MSR portfolio for $122 million and exit from private label servicing businessJones Day advised PHH Corporation regarding the sale of substantially all of its GNMA MSR portfolio to Lakeview Loan Servicing for $122 million.
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