What Our Clients Say

“SLG represented me in connection with the purchase of a closely-held business. The transaction presented many unique challenges, not least of which was the seller’s unfamiliarity with, and resistance to, market terms for these types of transactions. Marc and Kara were extremely helpful in explaining these issues and keeping the deal on track. They and the rest of the SLG team were professional and a pleasure to work with.”
Brian Plati, President, TSAworld, Inc.

"We retained Siavage Law Group to assist with the sale of our merchant processing business. Marc D'Annunzio came highly recommended as someone who really understands the merchant space and the issues that are important in these transactions. He lived up to his reputation - thorough, practical and reliable - and helped guide us to a quick and smooth closing, including negotiating transition arrangements with our existing processor."
Maria Seip, General Counsel, Pacific Continental Bank

“Marc D’Annunzio served as ezprints’ outside general counsel for several years – first during his time at a large Atlanta firm, and subsequently at SLG. When the time came for us to pursue a liquidity event, we stayed with Marc and are delighted that we did. He provided thoughtful guidance and advice throughout the process - from selecting and retaining a financial adviser, to evaluating potential transactions and suitors, to ultimately getting a transaction done with our preferred acquirer. Like most M&A deals, this one presented many complexities, considerations and timing pressures – and through it all, Marc and Kara were professional in their approach, practical in their mindset and vital to our successful end result.”
Wes Herman, CEO, ezprints

"After using SLG for our day-to-day contract work, we retained them in connection with the sale of our business to another company in the PCI compliance space. The deal presented many unique challenges, but through it all, Marc and Kara were fantastic – professional, creative and always providing thoughtful, timely advice and solutions to help get the deal done. I heartily recommend them to any company needing corporate legal work in the payments space, especially for M&A deals.”
Kevin Lee, CEO, CRE Secure Payments, LLC

"Siavage Law Group represented my company in the sale of its DaVinci division.  They were zealous but always practical, and they provided me with thoughtful guidance throughout the transaction, from negotiating the documents to managing the closing.  They handled the deal efficiently, but with great care and diligence.  Though this was my first experience working with SLG, I was thrilled with the service I received, and I plan to use them again in the future."
Joseph Willingham, President, Convergence Direct, Inc.

"As an independent company, we used Siavage Law Group for virtually all of our legal work, including corporate and commercial agreements, board advice, corporate transactions, and intellectual property agreements. Before SLG, EZ Prints used two large local firms - we’ve found that SLG offers work of a comparable, if not higher, quality of work, a high level of responsiveness, and a cost structure that frankly, makes a lot more sense."
Angie Hudson,Chief Financial Officer, EZ Prints, Inc.

"We engaged Siavage Law Group in connection with the sale of our company to a strategic buyer. The transaction was very complex – partially because of the many constituencies involved, partially because the buyer was a non-US entity, and partially because sometimes deals just turn out that way. SLG displayed remarkable creativity, flexibility and tenacity in addressing every challenge as it arose and seeing the deal through to closing. While their fees were significantly lower than bigger law firms that bid for the deal, we found the quality of SLG’s service to be exemplary and absolutely on par with what we’ve received from big firms."
Steve Taylor, President, VCG, LLC

“I have used mega-law firms in prior companies and it was our intent in my current company to find a smaller firm that could fill our needs of understanding our business, delivering what we need quickly and doing it at a cost that did not blow our budget. We could not be happier with SLG and the way they have delivered on those requirements.”
Brian Craver, Chief Executive Officer, ML Healthcare, LLC, Former Senior Executive, C-Beyond Communications, Inc.

"We engaged Marc D'Annunzio in connection with the sale of our merchant portfolio to a leading merchant processor and the formation of a long-term referral relationship with that processor. Marc was recommended to me as someone who understood both the legal framework for these transactions and the practical business realities that accompany them, and we found that description to be accurate. Marc provided high-quality legal counsel, as I expected someone with his credentials would. Just as importantly, though, he also provided invaluable, commercially sensible advice about the business issues we needed to be mindful of in the highly-specialized card processing context, as well as the possible and "market" solutions to those issues. In sum, Marc helped us make a very good deal, and he did it quickly, professionally and cost-effectively. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Randall J. Erickson, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel, Marshall & Ilsley Corporation

“SLG took us through one of the largest and most complex venture capital transactions that Atlanta has seen in the last three years and they did it with ease and at a cost that was well within our budget.”
Dave Cormack, Chief Executive Officer, Brightree LLC

“We turned to SLG provide the sound legal foundation and advice for our company’s growth and they delivered in spades. Our company now employs over 2000 people.”
Mark Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ryla Teleservices, Inc. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010

"We regularly work with Marc D’Annunzio to assist banks in the evaluation of strategic options for their merchant portfolios. We also have worked with Marc on numerous portfolio sales to prominent and sophisticated merchant processors. It would be difficult to find a lawyer at any price point with as much experience in this space as Marc has. He consistently provides practical, thoughtful advice and gets deals done efficiently and professionally."
Craig Demoss, Vice President, Fixed Income Banking, Morgan Keegan & Co.

"SLG has assisted us with advice, corporate structuring and US IP licensing for South African companies setting up their businesses in the United States and their advice, responsiveness and quality of work has been outstanding."
Laurence Olivier, Venture capitalist and consultant

"We are the largest reseller of electronic whiteboards in the world. Mike Siavage has been our general counsel for over ten years and has advised us through several growth spurts and a major re-invention of our company. We have relied on him and his firm to help us through some daunting strategic issues and he continues to be our go-to trusted advisor."
Cynthia Kaye, President and Chief Executive Officer, Logical Choice Technologies, Inc.

"SLG provided us full investor information documents for a new round of financing in a turnaround situation with a complicated past. This was far from a vanilla deal, but one that SLG handled very efficiently and to which their practical insights added considerable value. We could not be more pleased."
Ben Dyer, Chief Executive Officer, MediaSode, LLC

"We didn’t realize how complex the legal issues confronting an emerging company can be until we talked at length to SLG. They have guided us through every step of our money raising and contract development. They have also been a fantastic resource for advice on how to avoid the many pitfalls that face a start-up and what we need to be emphasizing. Advice to companies like ours really is a specialty and SLG is very deep in expertise in this space."
Jody Fennell, Chief Executive Officer, Abundant Closet, LLC

"We chose Siavage Law Group to represent one of portfolio companies and they have done an outstanding job, we could not be more pleased. Representation of emerging companies requires a special skill set and SLG has a demonstrated depth of experience in this area.”
Steve Nussrallah, Manager, Value Plus Ventures, LLC

"We retained Siavage Law Group to negotiate the sale of our merchant processing business to a large international processor. This transaction presented many specialized issues and considerations in a business that not many people – let alone attorneys – truly understand. With his deep experience in this area, Marc provided relevant, practical and thoughtful advice, and was able to guide the transaction to closing quickly and efficiently. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Charles T. Chrietzberg, Jr., President, Monterey County Bank (Monterey, CA)

“SLG incorporated our company, EG Technology, and represented us for ten years, taking us through angel financing and seven rounds of venture financing. They also advised us on every type of legal issue that the emerging company encounters, from employee issues to strategic decisions to some very complex IP matters. They were with us every step of the way, right through the eventual sale of our company. Their expertise and responsiveness is unparalleled.”
Greg Nicholson, Entrepreneur and former Chief Executive Officer, EG Technology, Inc.

"Siavage Law Group helped us with a complex sale of the intellectual property assets of our company and a follow-on corporate dissolution. The transaction was well negotiated and went off on time and without a hitch. I highly recommend SLG to all who ask me for a highly experienced and competent technology/venture firm."
Jim Stratigos, Consultant and former Chief Executive Officer, Jacket Micro Devices, Inc.

“We engaged Marc D’Annunzio to assist us in evaluating strategic alternatives for our bank’s merchant processing business, including evaluating bids from other merchant service providers and renegotiating with our current merchant processor. In the end, we elected to renegotiate the agreement with our current processor, which was made more difficult by language in the existing agreement that was unclear and arguably limited our alternatives. With his expansive knowledge of the merchant space, Marc provided us with concise, helpful advice, and he stridently negotiated a much more favorable agreement that will enable us to grow our business on terms that make commercial sense. He was an invaluable part of the process.”
Patti Greenup, Vice President, Retail Operations, Fremont Bank