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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
SUITE 4500
MIAMI, FL 33131-2184
United States
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Partner Harris C. Siskind advises clients on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Harris is global head of McDermott’s Transactions Practice Group.

Harris has handled many complex transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, on behalf of private equity sponsors. He has also represented numerous strategic buyers, public corporations and private companies in connections with acquisitions, sales and a broad range of other corporate transactions.

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

With great geographical reach in the US and internationally, McDermott Will & Emery LLP enjoys a strong reputation in the middle-market M&A space, where it frequently advises chemicals, energy, healthcare, and manufacturing clients. New York-based Todd Finger has deep experience advising private equity and corporate clients active in the life sciences, consumer products, media and retail industries. Leader of the global transactional group Harris Siskind and Frederic Levenson, who co-heads the private equity practice, are based in Miami. Wilson Chu is a name to note in Dallas, while Brooks Gruemmer is a key contact in Chicago for strategic and private equity clients. Sam Snideris an excellent attorney’ in Atlanta, who specializes in M&A, corporate minority investments and joint ventures.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts: large deals ($500m+)

Leveraging a deep bench of private equity specialists across New York, Boston, California, Washington DC, and other business hubs, the team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP continues to establish its reputation for guiding clients through a variety of complex acquisitions, dispositions, and leveraged recapitalizations. Key clients include a number of significant funds including H.I.G. Capital, AUA, and Convest Partners. In Miami, Harris Siskind has specialist knowledge of the securities and manufacturing sectors, while private equity co-chair Frank Steinherr is renowned for his skill handling complex leveraged buyouts. Also heading the PE practice from Chicago is Gregory Metz, who has broad industry experience encompassing distribution, manufacturing, and retail. New York-based Frederic Levenson is a go-to lawyer for take-privates and carve-outs, while Kristian Werling and Brooks Gruemmer handle a diverse range of acquisitions and investments from Chicago. In Boston, Kevin Sullivan joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in January 2023.