Marybeth O'Keefe

Senior Counsel


Marybeth O'Keefe is a business attorney who focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing, commercial contracts and corporate governance matters.

Ms. O'Keefe represents public and private corporate clients, private equity funds and founders in a variety of industries, including consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare, software and technology, and business services.

Ms. O'Keefe's representative matters include practical and tailored counsel for:

  • Heartwood Partners, a private equity firm, in its sale of High Bar Brands, a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded heavy-duty truck aftermarket accessories, to Sentinel Capital Partners
  • the shareholders of a consulting, customization and implementation solutions company for supply chain software, in a sale to a global professional services company
  • the founders of an online tax-preparation business in a sale to an investment fund
  • High Bar Brands, a portfolio company of Heartwood Partners, in the acquisition of Dieter's Accessories, a Canadian manufacturer of heavy-duty truck parts and stainless steel accessories, and the acquisition of Premier Manufacturing, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributer of high-quality and safe tractor-trailer components for the trucking industry
  • the shareholders of a leading provider of print infrastructure software in a sale of equity to a private equity fund
  • the founders of a provider of managed network SIP Trunking services, in its sale to BCM One
  • the founders of leading providers of lease administration, lease accounting, lease analysis and workplace management applications, in the sale of equity and assets to MRI Software
  • the shareholders of Quirch Foods Co., a leading distributor and exporter of food products, in its sale to Palladium Equity Partners
  • the founder of a leading provider of cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) and customer support software to business-to-business (B2B) organizations, in an investment by Level Equity
  • a Fortune 100 company in its acquisition of several institutional pharmacies
  • a venture capital partnership focused on healthcare investing in its formation and capitalization of corporations dedicated to the development of novel therapeutic applications
  • Heartwood Partners (f/k/a Capital Partners Holdings) in its acquisition of High Bar Brands (f/k/a Minimizer), which is engaged in the business of designing, developing, manufacturing, selling, marketing and distributing aftermarket accessories for the heavy-duty truck market
  • Brynwood Partners in its sale of Back to Nature Foods Co. to B&G Foods
  • Back to Nature Foods Co. in its acquisition of the SnackWell's business from Mondelēz Global LLC
  • a private equity fund in the formation of Back to Nature Foods Co. and its acquisition of a specialty food business from Mondelēz Global LLC

Representative Experience


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Bucknell University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020