Georgetown University Law Center,
LL.M., Tax, 1985
University of Kentucky College of Law,
Thomas More College,
B.A., Accounting, 1975
District of Columbia
US Tax Ct
American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Thompson Coburn LLP
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
Washington, DC Office Managing Member
International Team Chair
International Tax Team Chair
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
International Group Chair
Anderson Hibey & Blair
Deloitte & Touche
Thomas More College Foundation
Northern Kentucky University Entrepreneurship Institute
Georgetown Prep School
Parent Board member
Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and Tax practice groups.
He has over 25 years of experience in providing legal, financial, tax, transactional, merger and acquisition and capital formation services, with a particular emphasis in the services, technology, manufacturing, franchising and government contracting industries.
Also a CPA, Ray combines a strong legal background with a solid understanding of the financial consequences of business transactions, including management strategies that result in improved operational efficiency. He has assisted businesses in a number of different industries execute growth strategies through acquisition and integration. He often assists in the development of business plans and the financial structuring of start-up and middle-market companies. He has also devoted substantial time to a broad range of business transactions, including public offerings, private placements, debt restructurings, contract, lease and joint venture negotiations, investment target identification, due diligence and operations analysis.
Ray assists U.S. companies in doing business in emerging markets, as well as emerging markets-based companies that wish to access U.S. capital markets. His clients include publicly-held and closely-held corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals.
Ray served as an Adjunct Professor in the Georgetown University Masters of Tax Program for many years, where he taught U.S. Taxation of International Operations.
Negotiated the sale to a public company, including due diligence, documentation and Hart Scott Rodino filings.
Negotiated the sale of $10 million of international termination facilities to a public company, created a stock option plan, negotiated all strategic relationships in all the foreign markets, and reviewed and revised all business plans and confidentiality agreements.
Sold a $10 million division, negotiated all employment agreements, launched an equity-raise effort, negotiated three acquisition transactions and settled a $6.5 million claim against the US Navy.
Negotiated a $20 million equity raise, conducted due diligence, negotiated employment agreements, non-competes and all other documentation leading to the purchase and consolidation of multiple fitness club franchises across the US.
Created an employee performance stock plan.
Spun-off a $20 million division to Management, including due diligence and documentation.
Formed a web-based e-business solutions start-up company, including structuring and formation, papering three rounds of private equity, intellectual property protection, employment agreements, stock option plans, content contracts, leases and strategic relationship agreements.
Created the corporate structure and negotiated the purchase of an offshore medical clinic.
Negotiated a completion bonus for sixteen executives exceeding $3 million upon the sale to a public company.
Negotiated the purchase of a $4 million IT Government Contractor, including due diligence and documentation.
Negotiated the sale of an $18 million Government Contractor to an IT Professional Services Company, then assisted the acquiring company to enter the Government Contracting space through additional organic and acquisition growth.
In addition to handling all routine legal matters, renegotiated a senior debt facility with an international bank, negotiated and acquired a $40 million IT Government Contractor.
assisted in negotiating a $35 million capital investment and handled all legal matters.
Sourced and negotiated a seed capital round, a $20 million senior loan and a $4 million subordinated loan for the purchase of 25 convenient store/gasoline stations.
formed its US base of operations and provided tax and structuring advice and assisted in various acquisitions.
In addition to handling all routine legal matters, renegotiated a senior debt facility with an international bank, negotiated and sold a $10 million division, negotiated all employment agreements, launched an equity-raise effort, negotiated three acquisition transactions and settled a $6.5 million claim against the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force.
Negotiated its sale.
Negotiated its sale.
Developed a niche in assisting U.S. companies that are interested in doing business in the PRC, as well as PRC-based companies that wish to access the U.S. business and capital markets.