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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.

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Associate
Chicago

Raquel focuses her practice on corporate and regulatory matters within the health care sector.

Raquel focuses her practice on corporate and regulatory matters within the ...

Raquel Boton
Partner
St. Louis

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
Associate
Chicago

Catherine works with clients in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters and financings.

Catherine works with clients in a wide variety of corporate and securities ...

Catherine Feorene
Partner
Chicago

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

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

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
Washington, D.C.

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
Los Angeles

Jon represents mid-sized, closely held businesses and their owners in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail sales and professional servic...

Jon represents mid-sized, closely held businesses and their owners in a var...

Jon Karp
Partner
Chicago

David is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

David is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

David Kaufman
Partner
St. Louis

Michele is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group and serves on the Firm's Management Committee.

Michele is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group a...

Michele Kloeppel
Partner
St. Louis

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

Tom is Co-Chair of Thompson Coburn LLP's Corporate Department.

Tom is Co-Chair of Thompson Coburn LLP's Corporate Department.

Tom Litz
Partner
St. Louis

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
Partner
Chicago

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
Chicago

Matthew represents public and private companies across the country on a wide range of corporate matters while providing comprehensive advice on corporate and business iss...

Matthew represents public and private companies across the country on a wid...

Matthew Misichko
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Clients have consistently praised Emily for her "practical, common sense solutions" and "natural instincts" for deal flow.

Clients have consistently praised Emily for her "practical, common sense so...

Emily Wang Murphy
Partner
Chicago

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
Partner
New York

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, lending, and fiduciary clients with respect to all phases of litigation, alternate dispute reso...

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, ...

Zachary Newman
Partner
St. Louis

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

Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and operating companies with an emphasis on transactional and finance matters.

Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to entrepreneurs, venture capita...

Jennifer Post
Partner
Chicago

Backed by a 30-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 30-plus-year career on the legal and regulatory side of financi...

Rick Reibman
Partner
St. Louis

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
Partner
Los Angeles

Michael is a partner in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate and Securities group and is co-chair of the firm’s Cannabis Practice.

Michael is a partner in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate and Securities group an...

Michael Rosenblum
Partner
St. Louis

Nationally recognized for his M&A transactional experience, Fred is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

Nationally recognized for his M&A transactional experience, Fred is Co-...

Fred Strasheim
Partner
St. Louis

Brent helps his clients navigate the complexities of mergers, acquisitions, financings, and other significant corporate transactions from initial negotiation through exec...

Brent helps his clients navigate the complexities of mergers, acquisitions,...

Brent Trame
Partner
Chicago

Nathan advises both buyers and sellers in a range of sophisticated M&A transactions, including private equity and strategic acquisitions, divestitures, and leveraged ...

Nathan advises both buyers and sellers in a range of sophisticated M&A ...

Nathan Viehl
Partner
Los Angeles

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 |
Los Angeles

Described by one client as a highly effective "legal quarterback," Kevin handles a wide range of transactional and governance matters for corporate clients and financial ...

Described by one client as a highly effective "legal quarterback," Kevin ha...

Kevin Young