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USA Guide 2022
Illinois Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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Band 2

5 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Illinois
2
Band 2
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.

Work Highlights

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  • Paul Hastings LLP advised Madison IAQ on its acquisition of the Nortek Air business.

Notable Practitioners

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Amit Mehta
N
Amit Mehta
2
Band 2

Amit Mehta is a key partner in the team. He assists private equity clients with the acquisition of businesses.
"Amit provides exemplary work - balancing the challenges that come up throughout a deal with a commercial awareness to get to the finish line with our best interests still intact." "Amit is a very strong lawyer in all aspects."

Kelly Padgett
N
Kelly Padgett
U
Up and Coming

Kelly Padgett is a new partner in the team who frequently assists with divestitures and acquisitions for private equity firms.
"Kelly is a very strong and responsive M&A attorney."

Richard Radnay
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Richard Radnay
4
Band 4

Richard Radnay works on a range of transactions including domestic and cross-border M&A. His sector expertise covers healthcare, life sciences and technology.
"Richard is an excellent resource, who can focus on getting a deal done and prioritize business-critical matters, without getting weighed down by trivial items in a negotiation." "The level of Richard's service, knowledge and efficiency cannot be matched."

Brian F Richards
N
Brian F Richards
1
Band 1

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.
"Brian is an outstanding attorney. He is very balanced, knowledgeable and commercial." "Brian is very commercial and knows what matters in a transaction."

Christopher Sheaffer
N
Christopher Sheaffer
3
Band 3

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.
"Chris is a very thorough and smart lawyer." "Chris is a terrific lawyer."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Corporate/M&A

Richard Radnay
4
Richard Radnay
4
Band 4
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Brian F Richards
1
Brian F Richards
1
Band 1
Amit Mehta
2
Amit Mehta
2
Band 2
Christopher Sheaffer
3
Christopher Sheaffer
3
Band 3
Kelly Padgett
U
Kelly Padgett
U
Up and Coming