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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law International Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
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    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
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    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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David Foltyn was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Foltyn

Honigman LLP
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Trade and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Health Care Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers & Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Securities Regulation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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George H. Vincent was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

George H. Vincent

Dinsmore & Shohl LLLP
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law International Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Agriculture Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law

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Practice Area Definition

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Definition

Private equity firms are entities formed by investment professionals who deploy capital on behalf of individual and institutional investors, such as public pension funds, ERISA plans, hedge funds, and high net worth individuals. These types of investors can typically commit large sums of money for significant periods of time. Private equity law involves negotiating, structuring, and documenting a variety of transactions including fund formations, venture capital investments, control acquisitions of public and private companies, and dispositions of previously acquired companies or investments.

In addition to forming investment vehicles, private equity law encompasses a wide range of legal matters for companies owned by private equity firms, known as “portfolio companies.” Private equity firms turn to their counsel to assist their portfolio companies with “bolt-on” acquisitions, capital raising transactions, leveraged recapitalizations (often to fund dividend payments), and dispositions of the portfolio companies.

Private equity law also includes representing investment groups in acquisition transactions funded by debt, which are known as “leveraged buyouts.” These transactions can be highly complex, as, in parallel with the negotiation and documentation of the acquisition transaction itself, the private equity firm concurrently must negotiate and document a complex debt transaction, which can involve multiple lenders and several layers of financing.

The issues presented to private equity and leveraged buyout lawyers are manifold, and typical arise during the course of fast-moving, highly complex transactions involving numerous counterparties, such as debt financing sources, other equity investors, management, and the private equity firm’s own constituents. These transactions can require a working familiarity with corporate law, partnership law, tax, benefits and employment law, environmental, intellectual property and real estate issues in a transactional context, executive compensation and incentive issues, securities law, and complex debt financing issues. Beyond the substantive legal issues that arise, the private equity lawyer must be able to organize, articulate, and harmonize multiple parallel workstreams, communicate among widely disparate transaction participants (principals, legal specialists, lenders, accountants, investment bankers, and transaction counterparties), and keep all of those pieces on track and coordinated for closing.

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Private equity firms are entities formed by investment professionals who deploy capital on behalf of individual and institutional investors, such as public pension funds, ERISA plans, hedge funds, and high net worth individuals. These types of investors can typically commit large sums of money for significant periods of time. Private equity law involves negotiating, structuring, and documenting a variety of transactions including fund formations, venture capital investments, control acquisitions of public and private companies, and dispositions of previously acquired companies or investments.

In addition to forming investment vehicles, private equity law encompasses a wide range of legal matters for companies owned by private equity firms, known as “portfolio companies.” Private equity firms turn to their counsel to assist their portfolio companies with “bolt-on” acquisitions, capital raising transactions, leveraged recapitalizations (often to fund dividend payments), and dispositions of the portfolio companies.

Private equity law also includes representing investment groups in acquisition transactions funded by debt, which are known as “leveraged buyouts.” These transactions can be highly complex, as, in parallel with the negotiation and documentation of the acquisition transaction itself, the private equity firm concurrently must negotiate and document a complex debt transaction, which can involve multiple lenders and several layers of financing.

The issues presented to private equity and leveraged buyout lawyers are manifold, and typical arise during the course of fast-moving, highly complex transactions involving numerous counterparties, such as debt financing sources, other equity investors, management, and the private equity firm’s own constituents. These transactions can require a working familiarity with corporate law, partnership law, tax, benefits and employment law, environmental, intellectual property and real estate issues in a transactional context, executive compensation and incentive issues, securities law, and complex debt financing issues. Beyond the substantive legal issues that arise, the private equity lawyer must be able to organize, articulate, and harmonize multiple parallel workstreams, communicate among widely disparate transaction participants (principals, legal specialists, lenders, accountants, investment bankers, and transaction counterparties), and keep all of those pieces on track and coordinated for closing.