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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States
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Christopher S. Atkinson is head of Katten’s Chicago Private Equity practice. He provides experienced counsel on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions for private equity and strategic buyers and sellers, corporate restructurings for distressed companies, financing transactions, and general corporate representation. He represents clients from startups to large public companies in several industries, including manufacturing, parking, education, pharmaceuticals, restaurants, health care and technology.

Prior to joining the firm, Christopher worked in the technology industry and has significant experience with start-ups and open source technologies. Christopher is involved in philanthropic activities throughout the Chicago area, including serving on the Ravinia Festival Associates Board.


JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; BBA, University of Michigan

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

Katten‘s buyouts practice is largely centred in Chicago, but also features expertise located in New York and Los Angeles, and in 2018 it established a Dallas office, adding several new partners and clients. Key clients include Frontenac Company, Victory Park Capital, Pfingsten Partners and Prairie Capital, with HIG Capital and Equity Group Investments new names. While the firm itself has outstanding healthcare credentials, the private equity practice crosses additional industries such as manufacturing and distribution, food and beverages, consumer goods, logistics and financial services. It advised Pfingsten Partners on its acquisition of drone maker Lumenier. ‘Smart lawyerKenneth Miller and Kimberly Smith head the team, with Martin Ruhaak and Christopher Atkinson also highly rated. All named partners are based in Chicago.