Danielle A. Higgins

Danielle is a corporate attorney in the firm’s Canton office. Her practice focuses on business transactions, business counseling and non-profit law. 

Danielle works with a number of closely held and public companies, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, private funds, registered investment advisors, school districts and nonprofit organizations in connection with a wide variety of corporate governance, compliance and transactional matters. She has counseled clients throughout Ohio on complex corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity offerings, public finance transactions, corporate organization, joint ventures, commercial finance, executive compensation and commercial contracting. She also works closely with these clients to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations in the areas of securities, corporate governance, secured transactions, health care and data security.

While in law school, Danielle was a judicial extern for the Honorable John R. Adams of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to joining Day Ketterer, she served as project director for a multi-million dollar National Institutes of Health medical research study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, The University of Akron and Summa Health System. In addition, she has co-authored several articles that have appeared in medical and health journals, and she has presented at international health care conferences throughout the United States.

Danielle currently resides in Canton with her husband Dan, daughter Caroline, and three rescue dogs.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Counseling privately held clients through all phases of M&A transactions ranging from less than $1 million to over $100 million
  • Advising manufacturing client on structuring and executing new executive compensation plan, including stock appreciation right plan, incentive stock plan and employment agreements
  • Advising healthcare client regarding investment and participation in joint venture with large health system
  • Advising start-up biotechnology company in raising over $5 million through private equity offering
  • Assisting public bank client in $350 million public debt offering on Form S-3

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Danielle Angott Higgins, Comment, Regulation S-K Item 402(s): Regulating Compensation Incentive-Based Risk Through Mandatory Disclosure, 61 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1049 (2011)

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars® 2014-2017
  • Community Service Award from the Ohio State Bar Association for Attorney Age 40 & Under, District 14, 2016
  • 20 Under 40 Leadership Award from yStark and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2015

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Canton Ballet, President, Board Member
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Board Member
  • Dr. Lawrence OJ Onuora Memorial Hospital Foundation, Treasurer, Board Member
  • Canton Montessori School, past Board Member
  • Portage Regional Economic Growth Corporation, past Board Member

COURTS AND BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • American Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee
  • Ohio Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section & Healthcare Law Committee
  • Stark County Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2011
    Health Law Fellowship
    Executive Contributing Editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review
    CORE Honors Legal Writing Fellow; CALI Awards in CORE Lawyering Skills I & II, Healthcare Organizations & Finance, Securities Regulation, Corporate Real Estate Transactions
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, 2005

To contact Danielle, please e-mail her at dahiggins@dayketterer.com or call her directly at 330.458.2037.