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PRIVATE EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

Having represented the different participants in major private equity transactions, Thompson Coburn is uniquely positioned to serve its private equity clients with an encompassing approach based on its diversity of experience and advice. Our representation of private equity funds and their managers, fund investors, portfolio companies, senior and mezzanine lenders, financial advisers and management groups enables our private equity team to deliver astute private equity counsel that anticipates deal obstacles and designs possible solutions.

The core of any successful private equity transaction is a strong team of corporate attorneys who understand the business logic behind a deal. We represent private equity firms in their initial and subsequent fund formations, including negotiations with institutional investors of all types. We structure, negotiate and document investments in their portfolio companies. We also carefully guide our clients through sensitive and exacting situations, for example, those involving control issues among varied management investors, and working with distressed companies in or out of formal bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings. 

Drawing on a broad corporate and industry knowledge, Thompson Coburn has the transactional legal knowhow to advance emerging businesses, including private equity-backed portfolio companies in both their day-to-day operations and strategic transactions. We regularly assist them with employment and consulting agreements, intellectual property license and joint venture agreements, equity incentive compensation plans, product and supply purchase sales and agreements, distribution and licensing agreements, joint ventures and other strategic partnering agreements.

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6377

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corporate restructuring, from acquisitions and dispositions to spinoffs and management changes.

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corpor...

Ed Buchholz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2233

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well as individuals involved in all types of complex transactions.

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well a...

Barry Fischer
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2207

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of companies, from startups to multi-level international organizations.

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of comp...

A. Jay Goldstein
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2216

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has been sought out by clients of all sizes to counsel them through complex business combinations ...

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has...

Joel Haber
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2306

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success at each stage of their business.

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entreprene...

Matt Hafter
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6485

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety of privately-held businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofits.

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety ...

Benjamin Hulsey
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2247

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through major transactions as well as provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and ...

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through ...

Rob Kamensky
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9476

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, practicing in the areas of income tax planning, business succession planning, and estate and gi...

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, ...

Jon Karp
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2342

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal strategies that help clients achieve their high-level business and financial objectives.

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal s...

David Kaufman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6171

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice group.

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice grou...

Andy Klinghammer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6170

Michele serves as a key corporate securities and compliance advisor to public and private companies.

Michele serves as a key corporate securities and compliance advisor to publ...

Michele Kloeppel
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6068

Bob advises public companies on a wide range of sophisticated corporate finance and securities transactions.

Bob advises public companies on a wide range of sophisticated corporate fin...

Bob LaRose
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6576

Sarah advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general business counseling.

Sarah advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law...

Sarah Larson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6072

Tom is a veteran M&A and corporate finance attorney who provides clients with common-sense solutions to address complex transactional issues.

Tom is a veteran M&A and corporate finance attorney who provides client...

Tom Litz
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6222

Taylor practices in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, where he focuses primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and compliance, ...

Taylor practices in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, where he foc...

Taylor Melching
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6542

Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated securities offerings, and offers advice on the wide range of regulatory and compliance issues affect...

Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated secur...

Greg Mennerick
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5036

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degree approach to achieving their objectives.

Jeff serves a diverse segment of real estate clients by offering a 360-degr...

Jeffrey Merar
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6939

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as their long-term business objectives.

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day...

Emily Wang Murphy
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2327

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, l...

Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses ...

Justin Newman
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6215

Patrick is an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice.

Patrick is an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice.

Patrick Paterson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6219

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional investors on a wide range of securities offerings and transactions while providing comprehensive ...

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional in...

Greg Patterson
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2512

As a Partner in the Firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Jennifer Post serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, inc...

As a Partner in the Firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Jennifer Post...

Jennifer Post
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2205

Backed by a 25-plus-year career on the legal and regulatory side of financial markets, Rick is an insightful advisor to trading firms, brokerage firms, trade execution fi...

Backed by a 25-plus-year career on the legal and regulatory side of financi...

Rick Reibman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6190

Chris is a valued strategic partner to emerging companies and the institutions and individuals that invest in them.

Chris is a valued strategic partner to emerging companies and the instituti...

Chris Reid
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6104

Gerry concentrates his practice in securities, banking and general corporate representation.

Gerry concentrates his practice in securities, banking and general cor...

Gerry Sandweg, Jr.
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6006

Nationally recognized for his M&A and venture capital transactional experience, Fred is Vice-Chair of the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions practice and a member of the...

Nationally recognized for his M&A and venture capital transactional exp...

Fred Strasheim
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 5074

Jonathan assists sponsors of, and investors in, private pools of capital in achieving their business and financial objectives through an understanding of their economic p...

Jonathan assists sponsors of, and investors in, private pools of capital in...

Jonathan Temps
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6569

Brent practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Brent practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Brent Trame
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5058

Nathan advises mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care, and energy companies on securities compliance, financing, licensing and other commercial transact...

Nathan advises mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care, an...

Nathan Viehl
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9448

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries.

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small...

Barry Weisz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2325

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, Kevin handles a wide range of transactional and governance matters for corporate clients and financial institutions.

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, Kevin handles a wide range of t...

Kevin Young