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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Fax +1 312 701 7711
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www.mayerbrown.com

William Kucera

Tel:
Work +1 312 701 7296
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Corporate & Securities.

Position

William Kucera concentrates on mergers and acquisitions. He represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, and venture capital and other private equity investments. He also represents companies in connection with corporate governance and defensive measures, including shareholder rights plans and related matters.

Education

Colgate University, BA, 1993 magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Northwestern University, JD, 1997 Dean's List; Law Review.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Mayer Brown takes on a considerable volume of large-cap domestic and cross-border M&A. The firm has an especially strong presence in Chicago, but also has key M&A practitioners in New York, Houston and elsewhere. Life sciences, financial institutions, energy, technology and gaming are among its most active industries. Recent work includes advising CIBC on its $3.8bn cash and stock acquisition of PrivateBancorp and its subsidiary The PrivateBank, a middle-market commercial bank with $17.7bn in assets, and representing TransCanada in the $2.2bn sale of its power business assets in the northeast of the US. It also advised The Hartford Financial Services Group on its $1.45bn acquisition of Aetna’s US group life and disability business. Other clients include Ally Financial, AT&T, Caesars Entertainment, Cargill, Caterpillar, Dow, ExxonMobil, Macquarie, Wells Fargo and Yum! Brands. William Kucera and Jodi Simala are chairs of the M&A practice, which also includes Frederick Thomas and Marc Sperber. Andrew Noreuil is another frequent adviser on large-cap M&A transactions, as are New York-based David Alberts and Philip Brandes. Attorneys are Chicago based unless stated otherwise.

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