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Imad I Qasim

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Imad Qasim is a partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets group in the firm’s Chicago office. Imad focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and securities laws. He has been involved in numerous public company mergers and spinoffs, including Nordstrom family proposed take private of Nordstrom; Blackstone/Equity Office Properties; Sabra Healthcare REIT/Care Capital Properties; NiSource spinoff of Columbia Pipeline Group; Berkshire Hathaway Energy/NV Energy; Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas; Blackstone/Strategic Hotels; Fujifilm/Cellular Dynamics; Marlin/Tellabs; Tellabs/AFC; Interpublic Group/True North; True North/Bozell; Marshall & Ilsley’s sponsored spinoff of Metavante Technologies; Kimberly-Clark/Tecnol; Kimberly-Clark’s spinoff of Neenah Paper; Fred Meyer/QFC; and Mercantile Bancorporation/Mark Twain Bancshares.

Imad’s corporate governance assignments have included advising public company boards and their standing and special committees on a variety of subjects, including shareholder activism and proxy contests.

Imad has extensive private equity and joint venture experience, including investments by strategic investors in public and private companies.

Professional Memberships

Trustee, Hamilton College,

Member, Inquiry Board, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois,

Fellow, The American Bar Foundation

American Bar Association