Complex business transactions and general corporate counseling, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts of private and public companies, venture capital and growth equity investments, recapitalizations, debt and equity restructurings and workouts, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and private equity and mezzanine fund formations. Lead counsel for numerous blue-chip clients in hundreds of transactions (domestic and cross-border) ranging from a few million dollars to billions of dollars, across a wide variety of industries. Per Legal 500 U.S., someone who is “straightforward, cuts through the nonsense and is able to build consensus on very complex matters.”

Partner since 1998 and a senior member of Chicago Corporate Practice Committee.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Past speaker at seminars and conferences

Guest lecturer at University of Chicago Business School


Listed in Madison's Who's Who among Executives and Professionals

Named as one of Illinois' Leading Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1992Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.1992

    Order of the Coif

    Emmett E. Eagan Scholar for top student specializing in corporate law

  • University of MichiganB.A.magna cum laude1989