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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Frederic Levenson

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Corporate & Transactional




Partner Frederic (Fred) L. Levenson provides legal counsel to clients on a broad range of corporate counseling and sophisticated domestic and international transactions. He focuses primarily on private equity (leveraged buyouts), domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital investments and financings, private and public offerings of equity and debt securities, restructurings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and real estate acquisitions and financings. Fred advises public and private companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, management groups, senior and subordinated lenders, real estate investment funds, and intermediaries in sophisticated, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, financings, divestitures and going private transactions. He also represents issues and underwriters in initial public offerings, secondary offerings and debt offerings.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has a particularly strong reputation for transactions involving the energy, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, life sciences, and food and drink sectors, with the client list including Irving Oil, Oskar Blues Brewery Holding, Steward Health Care System, Amazon and Comvest Partners. The New York practice is noted for public company deals and major cross-border mandates; Todd Finger led advice to Oskar Blues Brewery Holding in its acquisition of Deep Ellum Brewing, a Dallas-based independent craft brewery, and Timothy Alvino (together with the firm's London office) acted as deal counsel to Irving Oil in its acquisition of the Tedcastle group of companies. David Goldman is another highly rated New York contact. Elsewhere, the Chicago corporate group is highly regarded for public and private equity deals and the office's John Tamisiea recently acted for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in its agreement to acquire HealthGrid Holding Company, a mobile enterprise patient engagement platform business; and the Texas transactional team is well known for deals in the telecoms and technology sectors. In other offices, the Boston team has a strong reputation for its life sciences sector work, the Washington DC practice is led by highly-experienced partner Thomas Conaghan and handles deals in the alcoholic beverage and renewable energy industries, and the Miami corporate group, led by Harris Siskind, assists serial private equity acquirers. Together with the Chicago office, the Miami group advised longstanding client Comvest Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm, on several transactions, including its acquisitions of Spinrite, the largest consumer craft yarn company in North America, and Dura Medic, which specializes in cost elimination programs for hospitals and healthcare providers. Other Miami contacts include Roy Larson and Frederic Levenson.

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Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is deeply embedded in the middle market, with dedicated private equity buyout teams in Chicago, Miami, New York and Washington DC. The firm is especially noted for its record in the healthcare sector. The team is 'great across the board', 'consistently smart, responsive and commercial' and is 'a go-to firm'. Key clients include HIG Capital, Quad-C Management, Peak Rock Partners and Great Point Partners. A team led by Miami partner Roy Larson advised MEDNAX on its acquisition of Synergy Radiology Associates, a Houston-based radiology provider. Brooks Gruemmer is noted for his impressive client relationships, including HIG Capital, a client that is also supported by the Miami office, notably key Miami partner Harris Siskind, who heads the private equity team alongside Andrew McCune in Chicago. The Miami team advised HIG on a series of deals, including its purchase of IT company Iron Bow Holdings. Miami's Frederic Levenson and Eric Gilbert 'are both extremely strong' and are 'trusted to deliver a high level of legal advice'. Laurence Bronska  is another prominent name. All partners are based in Chicago, unless stated otherwise.

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