Sidley Austin LLP

Suresh Advani

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Suresh Advani is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office who focuses on federal income tax matters. Suresh represents domestic and foreign corporations involved in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, spinoffs and other divisive transactions, financial products, asset securitizations, restructurings of financially-troubled corporations and partnerships, and foreign and domestic securities offerings. He has recently been involved in the following transactions: Representing Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated in its $2 billion merger with HFF, Inc.; Representing Angie’s List in its merger with HomeAdvisor to form ANGI Homeservices Inc.; Representing Cabela’s Inc. in its sale to Bass Pro Shops for an aggregate value of $5.5 billion; Representing Aon plc in the $4.8 billion sale of its benefits administration platform to Blackstone Group; Representing Herc Rentals Inc. in the spinoff of the Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. car rental business from the equipment rental business. Additionally, Suresh regularly advises debtors and creditors on tax aspects of insolvency proceedings and debt restructurings. Representative (public) engagements include Legacy Reserves Inc.; Mattress Firm, Inc; Key Energy Services Ltd., Dynegy Holdings, LLC.

Professional Memberships

The University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference (Past Chair); American Bar Association Section of Taxation; Chicago Bar Association (Past Chair of Corporate Tax Subcommittee)