BOSTON (May 14, 2014) — As it continues to expand its private equity capabilities, McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced that Michael J. Sartor has joined its Boston office. Mr. Sartor, a transactional lawyer with a heavy concentration in private equity, comes from Ropes & Gray LLP.
Mr. Sartor primarily focuses on representing private equity sponsors in their mergers and acquisitions; he also has substantial experience in representing private equity firms in their fund formation activities and in general corporate law matters. He has regularly worked with many of the nation’s top private equity sponsors.
The addition of Mr. Sartor comes during a period of significant growth for McDermott in its private equity practice. In February, McDermott announced the addition of Kirkland & Ellis Private Equity financing specialists Stephanie McCann as a partner in its Chicago office and Leonard Klingbaum in its New York office. In December 2013, prominent international dealmaker Dr. Nikolaus von Jacobs joined the firm’s Munich office from Ashurst, one of Europe’s leading private equity law firms. In 2012, McDermott announced the appointments of highly respected private equity partners, and Mark Davis in its London office.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Mike to McDermott,” said David Goldman, head of the Firm’s International Corporate Advisory Practice Group. “He is an impressive private equity lawyer with great experience advising some of the world’s leading PE sponsors and their portfolio companies. We look forward to working with him as he helps to expand our private equity practice in Boston, one of the most important private equity markets in the world.”
McDermott today is among the very few law firms capable of blending in-depth private equity experience with highly focused industry knowledge—all on a global basis with a best-in-class financing team. McDermott Will & Emery’s private equity practice advises a full range of participants – sponsors, investors, lenders, managers, and portfolio companies – in the private equity market. The firm offers a full-service approach to each deal, including a comprehensive offering of highly ranked and recognized practices, such as corporate, tax, antitrust, regulatory, intellectual property, employment benefits and executive compensation, to address the associated issues that may arise with a private equity transaction.
“We’re delighted that Mike has decided to make the move to McDermott,” added Mark Pearlstein, partner and head of McDermott’s Boston office. “He is a fine, well-trained lawyer steeped in private equity transactions. His hire reflects the firm’s continuing commitment to growth in Boston.”
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