John A. Schoenfeld developed his practice around structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing complex leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, minority investments and related debt and equity financings and restructurings. John led transactions in numerous industries, including healthcare, restaurant, insurance, finance, retail distribution, consulting, manufacturing and automotive. In connection with such transactions, which have ranged from several million dollars to in excess of one billion dollars, he coordinated numerous public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, prepared management equity and employment arrangements as well as assisted public and private companies, and their board of directors, with their general corporate requirements.



Selected as an "Illinois Leading American Attorney" in Guide to Leading American Attorneys, as a "Leading Lawyer in each of Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities & Venture Finance Law" by Leading Lawyers Magazine, and as a "Best Lawyer in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law" in The Best Lawyers in America.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1990Illinois


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude1990
  • Lawrence UniversityB.A.magna cum laude1986
    Phi Beta Kappa