Mr Mark Grossmann > Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States

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Mark R. Grossmann is global head of Katten’s Corporate practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings and restructuring transactions, representing and counseling private equity funds, as well as institutional and entrepreneurial corporate clients in the finance, technology, manufacturing, consulting, real estate, retail, parking, pharmaceutical, security and health care industries. Mark not only spends time in all of Katten’s US offices, but as a global leader in the firm, he regularly visits and works with the corporate teams in the United Kingdom and in China.

Mark represents acquirers and targets in mergers and acquisitions, as well as issuers and investors in equity and debt financings and recapitalizations. Notably, he represented Standard Parking (now SP Plus) in its acquisition of Central Parking in 2012. The transaction conjoined the largest and the second-largest parking management companies in the country, more than doubling Standard Parking’s holdings. Mark also regularly represents private equity funds, including Victory Park Capital, for whom he has been the lead counsel on the majority of its transactions, including many transactions in the specialty finance industry.

Mark’s clients say he has a “superior knowledge of the legal issues, a keen understanding of the important business points and a direct, firm, yet cooperative approach with the counter-parties.” They admire his “absolute dedication to getting the deal done correctly.” 


JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude, 1997; BBA, University of Wisconsin, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

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Mark Grossmann


Katten‘s ‘team is very hands-on; it takes the time to understand clients’ business and works with them to find the right work product for their needs‘. The practice has particular sector knowledge in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, sports, financial services, investment funds, education, manufacturing, parking and transportation, publishing and media, and technology. The team regularly advises on LBOs, management buyouts, going-private transactions, proxy contests, spin-offs, tender offers and restructurings; it fields attorneys with experience in all aspects of takeovers, both friendly and hostile, including designing and implementing defensive controls. Significant clients include Chicago-based private equity fund Ellipse Capital, septic services company Wind River Environmental, and Sterling Partners, a diversified investment management platform. Recent work saw the team advise Ellipse Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Monroe Engineering to ShoreView Capital, a Minneapolis-based private equity fund. It also acted for Wind River Environmental on several matters, including the acquisition of Certified Environmental Services, an environmental testing service; assisted Harmony Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company, with its acquisition of the exclusive right to develop, register and market the narcolepsy treatment drug pitolisant in the US; and advised Versatex Holdings (Versatex), a portfolio company of Highlander Partners and manufacturer of branded trip, sheet and mouldings, on the sale of Versatex to The AZEK Company. New York’s Evan Borenstein is ‘a terrific resource and a trusted partner, who consistently provides high-quality, practical advice and gets quickly to the heart of the matter‘; and Mark Grossmann, who focuses on advising private equity funds, as well as institutional and entrepreneurial corporate clients, is global corporate practice head and divides his time between Chicago and New York. Other notable advisers are Chicago-based entrepreneurial ventures practice head Matthew Brown, Jeffrey Patt and Kimberly Smith; Charlotte’s Russell Black; Washington DC-based Mara Glaser McCahan; and New York’s Farzad Damania.