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Michael Froy is the Chair of Dentons’ US Corporate practice and serves on the firm’s management boards for the US and Asia Pacific regions. He advises businesses in meeting their strategic objectives focusing on mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, securities offerings, complex commercial transactions, corporate governance and public company compliance. He has extensive experience in cross-border, manufacturing, life sciences and energy transactions.




Executive Committee, Northwestern University’s Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute; Board of directors, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Lake County Community Foundation; Secretary and member of the executive committee, Junior Achievement of Chicago; Trustee, Ravinia Festival; City of Highland Park (IL) Ravinia Festival Community Relations Committee


University of Chicago, 1983, JD; University of Michigan, 1979, AB, with honors and high distinction.

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

Traditionally focused on the middle-market, Dentons has a growing track record in large-cap transactions. The ‘highly impressive and reliable M&A team’ has extensive experience advising Fortune 500 and middle-market companies, private equity investors, bidders and targets, financiers, and independent board committees, and it has particular skill in highly regulated sectors such as financial services, healthcare, life sciences, energy and technology. The team acted for family-owned global dairy products group Lactalis in its purchase of organic yogurt-maker Stonyfield Farm; and advised Intercontinental Exchange on its acquisition of global extranet and wireless services business TMX Atrium. Other highlights included the Kansas City team advising DiversiTech Corporation (DTC) - North America’s largest manufacturer of air conditioning condenser pads - and the DiversiTech management team on the sale of DTC to Permira funds; and acting for Shapiro Capital Management Company in its sale of a controlling interest of its registered investment adviser subsidiary, Shapiro Capital Management, to the parent company of American Beacon Advisors, Resolute Investment Managers. Michael Cochran is the US corporate practice group leader and divides his time between Atlanta and New York; Michael Froy in Chicago co-chairs the global corporate practice and global manufacturing sector; and New York-based Stephan Mallenbaum is noted for multi-party, multi-disciplinary transactions for global financial services, private equity and technology-driven companies. Jeremy Silverman joined Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta.

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