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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2005: Private Equity (Fund Formation)

Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.


In Chambers' 2005 review of national legal talent in the area of "Private Equity: Fund Formation," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.


Chambers' comments:

New York Ranking:  3

The Firm: A firm notable for its "aggressive stance in serving its clients' interests." This is a well-run operation proffering private equity expertise from seven offices, of which Chicago and New York are at the forefront for fund formation expertise. The team acts for major limited partners and general partners on the formation of funds, using expertise from the firm's respected tax, ERISA and securities departments. "Economically, technically and strategically, the group's advice is watertight," conceded sources.

The Lawyers: The multitalented Kirk Radke is the standout name in private equity practice.

The Clients: The firm advised on the second private equity fund of funds raised by Danske Private Equity. Other clients include: Vestar Capital Partners; CVC Capital Partners; Bain Capital Partners; Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Cornerstone Partners.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2005 -