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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Esteemed corporate practice which offers particular strengths in midmarket transactions. Fields a number of expert corporate advisers representing clients from industries including life sciences, financial services and healthcare, alongside private equity firms and wider investors. Draws upon additional strength in tax structuring and cross-border matters to provide full-service transactional representation.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are extremely efficient, direct and concise."

Clients report: "They do a very good job for us."

Commentators say: "They are easy to get on with and they all did a great job."

Work highlights

Advised GR Companies on its $830 million sale to Curaleaf Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Miller co-heads the firm's nationwide private equity group. He represents private equity firms in sales and acquisitions.
"He is a very thoughtful problem solver who works to understand his client's business." "He is a talented problem solver."

Kimberly Smith is recognized for her capabilities in M&A. She has additional expertise in LBOs and joint ventures.
"She's responsive and is very good at articulating which issues need to be addressed and providing recommendations." "She cuts through the issues in M&A quickly."

Mark Grossmann is the global chair of the firm's corporate department. He often advises on cross-border private equity transactions.
"He is a really smart guy who plays above the rim."

Walter Weinberg serves clients in the venture capital and private equity spaces. He acts in the likes of debt and equity financings and acquisitions.
"He's got decades of experience and the ability to think strategically to solve rather than create issues." "He is practical and commercial."

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Overview

Katten’s Corporate practice lawyers provide sophisticated transactional representation and business counseling to national and global companies in diverse industries. To comprehensively represent our clients in their business transactions, our corporate attorneys partner with Katten lawyers from other disciplines, including antitrust, environmental and workplace safety, intellectual property, labor and employment, and  transactional tax planning.

Our core practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities. Attorneys in our Mergers and Acquisitions practice handle complex domestic and international transactions for public and private companies, financial institutions and investment funds. Our Private Equity practice lawyers work with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies to maximize the value of their investments   from entry through exit. Our Securities practice attorneys assist clients with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and other securities transactions, and provide regulatory advice to public and private companies and other financial market participants. We also provide corporate governance and business counseling to companies and their boards of directors and board committees.

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Katten

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Location

525 West Monroe Street

Suite 1900

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60661-3693

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Illinois

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity


Kenneth W Miller
Band 2
Kimberly T. Smith
Band 4
Mark R Grossmann
Band 4
Walter S Weinberg
Band 4