Scott Falk is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings for public company clients. His broad base of experience includes negotiated mergers, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures of subsidiaries and divisions of public companies, private placements and public offerings of securities and securities law counseling. Scott has also structured and negotiated numerous cross-border investments and acquisitions, both in-bound and out-bound.
Representative MattersWide variety of tender offers and mergers; joint ventures; subsidiary and divisional divestitures and acquisitions; securities offerings; equity investments; global partnering arrangements; and private and registered financings for numerous public company clients.
Memberships & Affiliations
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
Chairman of the Board
Chicago Humanities Festival
- Board Member
America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2004-2012
Selected as a Top 100 Leading Business Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network, 2012
Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance & Compliance Law, 2007-2011
The Legal 500 U.S., Mergers & Acquisitions, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
The International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers, 2007-2012
Selected as One of Chicago's Top 10 M&A Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer, January 2005
PublicationsReview of "Representing the Corporate Client: Designs for Quality," 47 The Business Lawyer 1739 (1992).
In September 2012 in New York and Chicago, Scott will co-chair the
Practicing Law Institute seminar "Hot Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions 2012." Scott co-chaired the same seminars in 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Scott was the Chairman of the 2012 Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.
Scott was the Vice Chairman of the 2011 Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute and, on April 28, 2011, chaired the panel discussion at the Garrett Institute entitled "Public Company M&A Transactions: Techniques for Today's Markets."
On April 29, 2010, Scott chaired a panel at the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute entitled "Thawing of the M&A Market."
In October 2008, Scott chaired a panel at a forum in Chicago entitled "Fundamentals of Investing in Public Companies."
On May 1, 2008, Scott chaired a panel at the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute entitled "The Changing Dynamic Between Strategic and Private Equity Bidders."