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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Headquarters

525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3693
United States
(312) 902.5200

Firm Details

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.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Illinois in Securities Regulation with 3 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Chicago in Securities Regulation with 3 lawyers

Awards

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality - Human Rights Campaign
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • MultiCultural Law Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity
  • Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women
  • Leading Law Firm for LGBT Inclusion - Equality Illinois
  • American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award

About Our 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.

Firm 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

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