Kirkland & Ellis advised Sun Capital Partners and its portfolio company, WestDerm, on WestDerm’s merger with Platinum Dermatology Partners to become an industry-leading dermatology group practice organization focused on being the partner of choice for physicians across the Southwest. The newly combined organization now includes 170 physicians and over 300 total providers who practice across more than 100 locations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Corey Fox, Jeffrey Swatzell and Brett Nelson and associates Jackson Lavelle and Yoshi Haynie, with support from corporate partners Douglas Gessner and Jeremy Liss, healthcare regulatory partners Chad Ehrenkranz and Jordan Cohen and associates Eric Tang, Brittany Strandell and Charles Inclan, debt finance partner Aaron Berlin and associates R. Lee Discher, Alex Straka and Adnan Hussain, employee benefits partner Jeffrey Quinn, environmental transactions partner Christian Semonsen, executive compensation partner Michael Falk and associate Jonathan Sgouros, technology & IP transactions partner Aaron Lorber and associate Donovan Suh, international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associates Erika Krum and Billy Phalen, employment and labor partners Michael Schulman and associate Nick Ustaski, tax partners David Kung and Heidi Yuen, litigation partner James Mutchnik and of counsel Donna Peel, M&A clearance director Kurt Wunderlich, and M&A clearance analyst Leslie Cannon.
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