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Mayer Brown

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

William Kucera

Tel:
Work +1 312 701 7296
Email:
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 has tremendous national and international credibility. Its primary centre of expertise is in Chicago, although it also has strong teams in New York and Houston and further M&A expertise in Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Washington DC. Clients praise the team's 'responsiveness' with one saying it 'works well across disciplines and geographies and is able to handle extremely complicated transactions'. The firm has an especially impressive record in financial services, industrials, energy and tech deals. Clients include ACE, Caterpillar, Credit Suisse, The Dow Chemical Company, Ecopetrol, Exxon Mobil and Prologis. It advised SCANA Corporation, which owns South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, on its $14.6bn stock-for-stock merger agreement with $14.6 billion Dominion Energy. It also represented Prologis in its $8.4bn acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust, the industrial real estate company; it was the largest real estate deal in the first half of 2018. In addition, it advised NestlĂ© on its $7.15bn acquisition of Starbucks’s consumer products and food service business. William Kucera and Jodi Simala  co-chair the Americas M&A practice from Chicago, where Andrew Noreuil  and Frederick Thomas are prominent M&A names and Jason Wagenmaker continues to impress among the next generation of partners. David Carpenter heads the New York corporate and securities practice, where John Boelter  is another key name. Ameer Ahmad has joined the Chicago office from Greenberg Traurig LLP and Japanese client specialist Satoru Murase  joined the New York office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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