Top 50: Americas M&A Lawyers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Published exclusively by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list profiles a highly respected and successful group of 50 lawyers from the Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. Over 108 firms and 621 lawyers were evaluated per eligibility standards for the current A-list.

All transactions are truly a team effort. Inclusion in the A-list also validates the firms’ leadership and record of closing value-creating transactions irrespective of deal size. We have a range of identifiable criteria for making the often-hard editorial decisions.

Congratulations: 10th Annual 50 M&A Lawyers, and the firm’s they represent!

Chris E. Abbinante

Chris leads the corporate, M&A, and private equity group in the firm’s Chicago office and is co-chair of the firm’s Accounting and Finance Committee. Chris is repeatedly recognized as a top dealmaker and represents private equity sponsors and corporate clients on complex transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures, and other corporate matters.

Christopher S. Atkinson

Chris gets deals done. He negotiates deals that allow his clients to grow and succeed. They include mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, equity financing and other transactions that require complex contracts and structures. Having started his career in the tech industry, Christopher brings a client mindset to his deal work for private equity firms, venture capital firms and businesses of all sizes.

Cipriano S. Beredo III

Cipriano “Cip” regularly advises public companies and privately held businesses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance transactions, and a wide range of corporate governance and general business matters. He has experience representing corporations and private equity firms in leading complex multijurisdictional acquisition and divestiture transactions. He has completed transactions in more than 30 countries and routinely manages teams of professionals across the globe.

Ted leads and advises a team with the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close complex transactions, as well as to provide counsel on day-to-day operations. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and corporate finance.

Award Winner: Ted and the team at GT Law won “Private Equity Deal” award at the prestigious Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards (New York) - Drs. Clevens, Ronan & Spiegel form Premier Plastic Surgery Partners with investment by Corbel Capital Partners.

Christopher D. Comeau

Chris focuses his practice on representing public companies and financial investors in connection with public and private merger and acquisition and minority investment transactions. The public companies Chris represents operate primarily in the consumer, life sciences and medical technology industries. The financial investors Chris represents invest primarily in consumer products and retail brands, services, and manufacturing.

Adam O. Emmerich

Adam’s practice has included a broad and varied representation of public and private companies in a wide range of industries throughout the United States and around the world, in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, financing transactions and securities law matters. Adam also has extensive experience and expertise in corporate governance, shareholder activism, and takeover defense and contested acquisition matters.

Jeffrey A. Fickes

Jeff is a member of the firm's Senior Leadership Team. He focuses on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate matters for businesses and investors throughout the United States and internationally. He has served as lead counsel on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, recapitalization, debt and equity financing, and other strategic transactions, as well as corporate governance and organizational matters.

“Hobbs” has significant experience in all aspects of structuring, negotiating and implementing business acquisitions and dispositions, corporate reorganizations, mergers, conversions, recapitalizations, corporate finance transactions, deferred recognition transactions, admissions of and providing equity incentives for management and key employees, as well as choice of entity considerations, and state tax planning. Hobbs also serves as the head of the Firm's Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group.

Award Winner: Hobbs and the team have won several prestigious Annual M&A Atlas Awards deal awards - Acquisition of Monarch Silica by ProFrac Holdings at the Americas M&A Atlas Awards (New York); and Acquisition of EYP by Page Southerland Page at the USA M&A Middle Markets Awards (Washington DC).

Matt is a member of the firm’s Management Team and Policy Committee. His practice is focused on representing private equity funds, growth equity funds, and their portfolio companies in their major transactions including mergers, acquisitions, and sales. He also represents buyers and sellers in transactions involving both publicly traded and privately held businesses, subsidiaries, and divisions of public companies, and has experience in roll-up, and corporate carve-out and distressed transactions.

Award Winner: Troutman Pepper won several awards at the prestigious Americas M&A Atlas Awards, including for transaction advised by Matt and the team - HMP Global acquires Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)

Lisa has extensive experience in representing buyers, sellers and financial advisors in merger and acquisition transactions involving both public and private companies, especially in the life sciences and technology sectors. In this area, she has a special focus on public company mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and other complex transactions involving public companies.

Award Winner: Goodwin won a few awards at the prestigious Americas M&A Atlas Awards (New York) including deal advised by Lisa and team - Sale of Citrix Systems to Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital.