William D. Kerr - Sidley Austin LLP
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William D. Kerr

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 312-853-2140

Client Comments

"Bill understands not only the legal issues (second to none) but he also gets the business and the dynamics at play, and this is a pretty complicated business. I rely on him (and his team) 100%, trust him and them implicitly. I was a law firm lawyer for 20 years myself and have "seen it all," particularly the weaknesses. I have yet to experience that with Bill."

-Claude A. Baum
General Counsel
Ore Hill Partners LLC

"Bill Kerr consistently impresses me with his command of the legal and regulatory landscape facing hedge fund managers and funds. The vast majority of the time, I am impressed with the value of the advice and cost-effectiveness aspect of Bill's services -- he is efficient, loyal, and fair to a fault. Bill is a true professional who usually knows the answer and, if not, gets you there on a straight line."

-Scott L. Wyler
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
III Offshore

"Bill is extremely responsive and knowledgeable on hedge fund-related matters. He understands that we require a very rapid turnaround time and provides solid, thoughtful advice."

"Bill is one of the finest hedge fund/investment management specialists. In particular, he brings a level of business insight and pragmatism to his analysis that many lack. His group's ability to manage complex projects is also an invaluable resource."

"Bill Kerr is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the field. He understands the business, which allows him to give confident, clear, and specific advice."

Office Location

One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law of the Chicago Metro Area
William D. Kerr has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law (Commodity Pools, Hedge Funds)