Mr Walter Weinberg > Katten > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States

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For more than 30 years, Walter Weinberg has been advising private equity funds and other corporate clients as well as private equity professionals and executives. He represents sponsors in forming private equity and other funds as well as institutional investors and high-net-worth families who invest in this asset class. His years of experience and sound judgment in guiding clients through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, financings and other transactions allow him to offer practical solutions to common as well as novel or complex issues that invariably arise in transactions.

Walter’s practice covers the major activities of private funds, starting with their formation. He counsels sponsors of private equity, venture capital and real estate funds in the formation process, and advises all types of investors on investments in all types of funds. Walter represents funds as they invest in and exit portfolio companies. He also represents private equity professionals as they join and leave sponsors, and counsels management groups in their compensation and equity arrangements. He also spends significant time advising companies — many controlled or sponsored by private investment funds — in equity financings, M&A and other transactions. He has represented companies from start-ups to large-cap public companies in M&A across a variety of industries, and is quick to identify and understand the sensitive points and key issues in a given transaction.

Walter offers clients timely, clear and practical advice. He aims to execute the legal part of deals in such a way that achieves clients’ aims and, to the extent possible, lead to no post-closing surprises.


JD, Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude; BA, The University of Chicago