Scott Falk is a partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, 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
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2013
The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance & Compliance Law, 2006-2014
The Legal 500 U.S., Mergers & Acquisitions, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
The International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers, 2007-2014
Selected as a Top 100 Leading Business Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network, 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 2013 in Chicago and October 2013 in New York, Scott co-chaired the Practicing Law Institute seminar "Hot Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions 2013." Scott co-chaired the same seminar in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Scott was the Chairman of the 2012 Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute and at the 2013 Garrett Institute chaired the panel discussion titled "Avoiding Pitfalls in M&A Transactions."
Scott was the Vice Chairman of the 2011 Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute and chaired the panel discussion at the 2011 Garrett Institute titled "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 titled "Thawing of the M&A Market."
In October 2008, Scott chaired a panel at a forum in Chicago titled "Fundamentals of Investing in Public Companies."
On May 1, 2008, Scott chaired a panel at the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute titled "The Changing Dynamic Between Strategic and Private Equity Bidders."