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Paul Hastings LLP

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Distinguished private equity practice with a strong track record in buyouts, divestitures and portfolio company work, calling upon added expertise in its impressive borrower-side financing practice. Also highly proficient in an array of M&A work for corporates, acting for clients in industries including healthcare, aerospace, information services and manufacturing. Offers impressive transaction-adjacent strengths in its IP, tax and employment practices, alongside roles advising clients on FCPA and wider regulatory compliance.

Strengths

"They balance great legal expertise with a commercial business pragmatism,"say interviewees.

Another commentator reports: "They strike the right balance of making sure every 'i' is dotted and every 't' is crossed while focusing on the issues important to clients."

A client also praises the team for being "highly responsive with a tremendous work ethic, taking a balanced approach to resolving issues."

Work highlights

Advised First Brands Group on its cross-border acquisition of Brake Parts from Torque Capital Group.

Notable practitioners

Amit Mehta is a key partner in the team. He assists private equity clients with the acquisition of businesses.
"He balances a strong legal depth of knowledge with a pragmatism that drives toward business outcomes." "He is a smart lawyer who helps clients and their counterparties come together."

Brian Richards is a strong presence in the market who is notably active representing private equity clients in the sale of companies. He regularly handles international mandates.
"He finds solutions which are innovative, practical and a win for both sides." "He has the ability to think through difficult client answers and provide practical suggestions to go with legal advice."

Christopher Sheaffer acts for clients in the space on various acquisitions. Sheaffer chairs the firm's corporate department in Chicago and is recognized for his growing profile.
"He is a very good negotiator who thinks ahead on what's down the road." "He is good at identifying key issues and then providing a coherent summary with recommendations."

Kelly Padgett frequently assists with divestitures and acquisitions for private equity firms.
"She is a hard-working individual who is easy to deal with and delivers timely results." "She's a very commercial attorney who gets deals done."

Richard Radnay works on a range of transactions including domestic and cross-border M&A. His sector expertise covers healthcare, life sciences and technology.
"He is a strong communicator who get to the heart of issues." "He does a good job of explaining abstract legal concepts in a way that allows us to make the right business decision."

Thaddeus Malik acts for clients in sectors including finance, aviation and technology. He advises on a range of deals including acquisitions.
"He has a penchant for detail and insight that ensures the technical elements of transactions are handled seamlessly." "His legal and business thinking is good and he does a good job of explaining issues in a simple, easy to understand way."

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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Paul Hastings LLP

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Location

715 Wacker Drive,

45th Floor,

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606

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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


Richard Radnay
Band 4
Thaddeus Malik
Band 3

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity


Brian F Richards
Band 1
Christopher Sheaffer
Band 3
Kelly Padgett
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