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Katten Muchin Rosenman is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Among the firm’s clients are a wide range of public and private companies, including nearly half of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and non-profit organizations and individuals. In addition to the practices listed below, the firm maintains many highly focused practices, including antitrust, customs and international trade, employee benefits and executive compensation, entertainment and media, health care, labor and employment and public finance.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Litigation: The firm’s trial lawyers handle cases ranging from contract disputes and regulatory matters to securities class action lawsuits, antitrust matters and other complex commercial and criminal litigation. The Securities Litigation Practice is nationally recognized for successfully representing corporations and their officers and directors in shareholder class actions, derivative actions, SEC investigations and federal and state criminal investigations. The White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Compliance Practice is led by highly respected former federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers with broad investigative, trial and appellate experience.

Corporate: The Corporate Practice provides sophisticated transactional representation and business counseling to national and global companies across a broad range of concentrations. The Mergers and Acquisitions group is involved in all aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, representing both targets and bidders in negotiated and hostile takeovers. The nationally recognized Private Equity group represents leveraged buyout funds, mezzanine debt funds and venture capital funds in acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions, and advising in all aspects of private equity fund formation. The Securities group assists clients with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, tender offers, proxy contests and going private transactions. They also provide corporate governance counseling to public and private companies, boards of directors and board committees.

Real Estate: The Real Estate Practice has one of the most extensive and renowned practices in the country and serves clients in virtually every aspect of real estate law, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments and financings, as well as the establishment of joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, real estate opportunity funds and other real estate investment vehicles.

Financial Services: The Financial Services Practice regularly advises a broad range of participants in the financial services arena, including broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, investment advisers, finance companies, investment bankers, futures and securities exchanges, commodity trading advisers, pension funds, banks and insurance companies, as well as investment vehicles such as hedge funds, commodity pools, venture capital funds and private equity funds, securitization vehicles, mutual funds and bank collective investment funds. Attorneys apply an interdisciplinary approach in providing comprehensive legal services, including regulatory and transactional advice, tax and ERISA counsel and domestic and foreign litigation.

Commercial Finance: The Commercial Finance Practice represents financial institutions making a wide variety of debt investments of all types and sizes in a broad range of industries. The firm’s senior lending practice focuses on the representation of administrative agents, lead arrangers and bookrunners in syndicated asset-based and cash flow financing transactions to support leveraged buyout, recapitalization, acquisition and refinancing transactions. The firm also represents investors in a wide variety of secured and unsecured mezzanine investments, term B and second lien term loans and other forms of junior capital.

Insolvency & Restructuring: The Insolvency and Restructuring Practice focuses on managing the risks inherent in the restructuring process and offering practical and innovative solutions to challenging problems. Clients include banks and other financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, hedge funds and private equity funds, debtors and borrowers, agents and participants in syndicated loan transactions, indenture trustees and bondholders, landlords, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, equity committees, equipment lessors, shareholders, partners, purchasers of distressed assets, vendors, trade creditors and other interested parties in all manner of insolvency and workout situations. The team also provides front-end counseling of clients in structuring their commercial transactions to identify and minimize risks related to insolvency and bankruptcy.

Intellectual Property: The Intellectual Property Practice secures, protects and enforces patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property. They have represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of the most significant intellectual property cases (i.e. patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, internet/domain name issues and unfair competition) of the last 20 years, for some of the world’s most prominent corporations. Attorneys also assist in exploiting intellectual property rights through licensing, joint venture and technology transfer agreements.

Environmental: The Environmental Practice blends a variety of legal skills-from providing effective advocacy with regulators and legislators on issues such as air quality and climate change, to building strong and effective compliance programs, to litigating cutting-edge matters, to responding to government investigations and enforcement actions. Their team of experienced attorneys and consultants includes public policy advocates and strategic communications professionals who work together to deal with environmental and energy issues that are often controversial.

Tax: The Tax Practice handles US and international tax planning and advises clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, spin-offs, venture capital and LBO transactions and financings, investment fund formation, securitizations of debt, equipment leasing, real estate transactions, hedge funds, public and private partnerships, limited liability companies and closely held and multinational corporations.

Trusts & Estates: The Trusts and Estates Practice develops and implements sophisticated estate, tax, business succession and charitable plans on the state, federal and international levels. They handle all aspects of the administration of estates and trusts, as well as probate, accounting, tax and other litigation.

Structured Finance & Securitization: The Structured Finance and Securitization Practice advises clients in a wide variety of transactions, including securitizations of consumer receivables—such as auto loans and residential mortgages—and commercial receivables—such as equipment leases, corporate loans and commercial mortgages. The firm represent all market participants, from issuers, underwriters, placement agents and collateral managers to investors, swap counterparties, trustees, credit enhancers and servicers in industries including aircraft, mortgage, automobile and health care. The firm's attorneys also provide general corporate and transactional advice to specialty finance companies, government agencies and banks.

Main Location

525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3693
Phone: 312-902-5200
13 offices in 3 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Andrew G. Klevorn Andrew G. Klevorn Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust

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    Leaders

    Noah Heller Chief Executive Officer
    Noah Heller
    Chief Executive Officer
    Roger P. Furey Chairman
    Roger P. Furey
    Chairman

    Clients

    Among the firm’s clients are a wide range of public and private companies, including nearly half of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and non-profit organisations and individuals.

    Client Comments

    "I enjoy working with and am impressed by Andy Klevorn of Eimer Stahl. Andy is our company's sole external anti-trust counsel. He maintains a thorough understanding of the field as it relates to our company. He is responsive, insightful, and always accounts for the business side of an issue in the conduct of his legal analyses."
    - Alan Paperny
    Aggregate Industries Management Inc.
    "Andy is someone we want on our team whenever complex issues arise. Andy is a very strategic, yet pragmatic, thinker who can quickly distill complex fact patterns and help devise a path to success."
    "Andy Klevorn is an exceptional lawyer in skill, intellect, and strategic thinking. He is one of our primary outside counsels as a result."
    "We have moved all of our work with Andy Klevon to Katten Muchin Rosenman and continue to use him as primary litigation and trial counsel."
    "Arthur Hahn's advice goes well beyond a mere legal service. He knows the industry very well and he takes a real global view, not only a US centric one."
    - Jorge Alegria
    MexDer
    "Bruce is considered one of the "deans" of the securities litigation bar."
    "I have used Claudia Allen many years for research and counsel. She is top flight, well versed and very capable."
    "Craig Barbarosh is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers in the area of Creditor's Rights. His skill and ability to effectively and efficiently represent his clients is extremely beneficial to all parties."
    - Sherrie Courtney-Sanders
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    "Craig Barbarosh is very knowledgeable and gives great advice. He has a really good practical approach to things. "
    "D. Louis Glaser is brilliant, creative, and concise."
    "Lou has a very detailed understanding of the regulatory environment that hospitals operate in today and is practical enough to make sure deals can get accomplished so that the parties involved remain compliant."
    "Daniel Huffenus is an extremely talented attorney whose business acumen separates him from other attorneys. He has truly been a great asset for us in closing some difficult transactions."
    - Erich Speckin
    EJS Properties, LLC
    "Dan understands the business and the business goals."
    - Dennis Holland
    Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc.
    "Floyd provides outstanding customer service and is one of the best trademark practitioners around."
    - Dave Carroll
    Motorola Mobility LLC
    "Floyd is the co-chair of the firm and he displays unparalleled responsiveness to issues ranging from the immediate, complex, and critical, to the less dramatic but still important matters that arise. His availability and willingness to work with in-house counsel and personnel is tremendous and he is an extremely valuable resource which we greatly appreciate."
    - Jon O. Webster
    Bausch & Lomb Inc.
    "Hayden Harrell has excellent experience and knowledge. He has excellent responsiveness with excellent contacts in the local real estate market. He is creative in providing potential solutions. He utilizes less expensive associates where appropriate without compromising the quality of end work!"
    - Alan E. Kerry
    Lord Baltimore Properties
    "I have been closing commercial real estate transactions for over 20 years and consider Hayden one of the best transaction attorneys that I have dealt with. He has broad knowledge and experience with complex real estate structures related to acquisitions, financing, and joint ventures. He offers meaningful solutions to difficult problems, and is a deal maker and not a deal breaker like other attorneys."
    - Arthur Nevid
    Mountain Funding, LLC
    "Selecting an attorney for our business is a critical component to our success in the marketplace. Hayden Harrell's performance with our organization has been exemplary in his delivery, approach, attention to detail, and his focus on our business. I view Hayden and the Katten Muchin Rosenman firm as real partners in meeting our client's needs."
    "Mr. Willey provided excellent legal service. He was able to digest information quickly, explain legal and factual issues in an easily understandable manner, and advocate effectively for a favorable resolution."
    "Karen is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise. She is quick to respond, detail-oriented, and has been a wonderful resource."
    "Kenneth Lore is a great lawyer and businessman and that is not always found in the same person. He is a huge asset for complex transactions involving complicated legal issues and solutions, while integrating with and furthering the overall commercial objective. He is a real closer and manager. I have very high regard for Ken."
    "Laura is thoughtful, patient, intelligent, and responsive. She has knowledge in a wide range of areas (antitrust, compliances, corporate) and works with lawyers in other departments whom she recommends."
    "Michael Hobel is one of the best entertainment lawyers around. He has deep, deep knowledge of all facets of the entertainment space. His extraordinary analytical skills are able to distill complex issues into easy to understand solutions. He is one of the best practitioners of entertainment law working today."
    "Saul is a lawyer's lawyer who has always provided well thought-out, objective advice, no matter the issue whether it helps your position or hurts your position. I would recommend him without any hesitation and would trust him on the most important issues affecting my business and my personal life."
    - Bret Maxwell
    MK Capital, LP
    "Saul is extremely creative and thinks outside the box. He is extremely responsive and delivers timely advice."
    - Gal Nir
    Educate, Inc.
    "Saul Rudo has knowledge of tax structuring and complex transactions without the assistance of many peers. He is an excellent listener and practical problem solver."
    "Saul Rudo has knowledge of tax structuring and complex transactions without the assistance of many peers. He is an excellent listener and practical problem solver."
    "We turn to Steve Solow for the toughest environmental matters. He is the best in his field."
    - Vincent Brockman
    The Scotts Company
    "Steve Solow of Katten has a keen understanding of both technical and legal issues for environmental protection. His command of facts and law makes him highly persuasive."
    - Robert Gilbertsen
    AECOM Environment
    "I enjoy working with and am impressed by Andy Klevorn of Eimer Stahl. Andy is our company's sole external anti-trust counsel. He maintains a thorough understanding of the field as it relates to our company. He is responsive, insightful, and always accounts for the business side of an issue in the conduct of his legal analyses."
    - Alan Paperny
    Aggregate Industries Management Inc.
    "Andy is someone we want on our team whenever complex issues arise. Andy is a very strategic, yet pragmatic, thinker who can quickly distill complex fact patterns and help devise a path to success."
    "Andy Klevorn is an exceptional lawyer in skill, intellect, and strategic thinking. He is one of our primary outside counsels as a result."
    "We have moved all of our work with Andy Klevon to Katten Muchin Rosenman and continue to use him as primary litigation and trial counsel."

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

    Main Location

    525 West Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60661-3693
    Phone: 312-902-5200
    13 offices in 3 countries

    Personnel

    Partners: 291
    Other Lawyers: 320
    International Partners: 11

    Practice Areas

    Antitrust Law
    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Derivatives and Futures Law
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
    Entertainment Law - Music
    Environmental Law
    Health Care Law
    Insurance Law
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - ERISA
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Patent
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Securities
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    Media Law
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Municipal Law
    Oil and Gas Law
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
    Public Finance Law
    Real Estate Law
    Securities / Capital Markets Law
    Securities Regulation
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates
    Water Law