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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)

Miami-based Harris Siskind heads McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s global corporate practice, which has notable strength in private equity matters, often advising funds and portfolio companies on acquisitions, dispositions and leveraged recapitalizations. The team routinely takes on the role of counsel for serial acquirers and also acts across the whole lifecycle of a private equity portfolio company. Standout deals included the representation of the Sterling Group and its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group, in a business combination transaction, and, separately, the $1.35bn sale of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’s CarePort Health business to WellSky Corp. In New York, Timothy Alvino handles domestic and cross-border divestitures and joint ventures, while Todd Finger is active in mergers, stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures and recapitalizations.

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

McDermott Will & Emery LLP expanded its private equity team significantly with the quadruple hire of Craig RasileFrank LaysonSam Snider, and Paul Puckett from DLA Piper LLP (US) in the Miami office, as well as the promotion of Christine Corkran Kretkowski to partner in Washington DC. The group also enjoyed a very active work stream in 2020, which saw continued mandates for notable mid-market clients such as H.I.G Capital and Gemspring, alongside equity investment, portfolio M&A, and target company deals. The PE team works closely with the firm’s tax, regulatory, and banking departments, allowing it to handle complex regulatory issues and financing elements. Miami’s Harris Siskind leads the team, and regularly works with the firm’s key relationship clients including H.I.G, while Chicago-based senior lawyers Brooks Gruemmer and Andrew McCune maintain diverse practices covering buyouts, equity investments, portfolio company deals, and exits.