Patrick J. McCurry concentrates his practice on the corporate and tax aspects of complex business and investment transactions, with a particular focus on transactions involving single-family offices, private equity funds and other financial sponsors (on both buy and sell-side), emerging businesses, partnerships and strategic joint ventures, limited liability companies and closely held corporations.
Patrick has extensive experience in working with single-family offices in connection with the formation and/or restructuring of family offices and private trust companies, the creation of investment funds, the establishment of incentive equity programs for key employees and related income tax planning. He also routinely works on complex tax planning for high-net-worth individual and families, tax structuring healthcare services transactions and tax controversy matters.
Patrick is Co-Leader of the Firm’s Closely Held and Passthroughs Affinity Group.
Ranked as “Band 1” by Chambers High Net Worth in its national Family Offices & Funds Restructuring category, clients praise Patrick for being “a lucid communicator, even of incredibly complex tax and legal concepts.” Other clients note that Patrick “brings a level of knowledge and expertise in family office and partnership taxation” and he “never brings up an issue without thinking about multiple potential solutions.”
While in law school, Patrick served as an extern for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also was a member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.
Family Office Formations, Restructuring and Private Funds
Represented multiple Forbes 100 clients in connection with the formation of management companies and family offices, private investment funds and related incentive equity planning for employees
Represented the former CEO of a Fortune 50 company in connection with the formation of a single-family office and various private investment funds and related income tax planning
Represented a Forbes 200 client in connection with the formation of a single-family office and private investment funds, an aircraft acquisition, trust and estate planning and multiple direct investments
Acted as relationship partner for multi-family office and RIA in connection with the formation/acquisition of a retail trust company to compliment client’s existing investment advisory, tax and administrative business lines
Represented a family group in connection with post-M&A liquidity planning and investment fund formation
Represented multiple large single-family offices in connection with extrication of family office employees and functionality from family-owned operating companies and/or investment fund managers/GPs
Represented US-based single-family offices and families in connection with the structuring of a family office and/or investment funds in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Represented a 100-year old, multi-generational family office in connection with the spin-out of the family office function and restructuring of liquid and alternative investment funds
Represented a multi-generational single-family office in connection with the family’s inaugural investment fund for liquid co-investments
Represented a high net worth individual in connection with the division of a family office and bifurcation of investments and investment vehicles between family lines
Teamed with estate planners, corporate attorneys and tax attorneys in the structuring of a family settlement of a $1 billion real estate and investment empire
Represented dozens of other single-family offices in connection with the formation and/or restructuring of single family offices and private trust companies, the creation of family investment funds and the establishment of incentive equity programs for key employees
Mergers and Acquisitions
Represented Tribune Company in connection with two leveraged partnership transactions relating to the disposition of (i) a 95 percent ownership interest in the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and associated assets to the Ricketts family and (ii) a 97 percent ownership interest in the Newsday Media Group
Acted as lead tax partner in advising Dogfish Head Brewery in its merger with Boston Beer (Sam Adams). M&A Advisor named this transaction the Consumer Staples Deal of the Year for 2019
Represented a Forbes 400 client and founder in connection with the sale of multi-billion dollar technology company to a public company
Acted as lead transaction counsel to a Texas hotel developer and operator in a $115 million leveraged recapitalization and a complex tenant-in-common (TIC) rollup transaction
Represents dozens of private equity funds in buy-side and sell-side M&A and recapitalization transactions
Represented a family in connection with tax structuring of $1.5 billion+ sale of a foodservice business
Represented a family-owned engineering company in connection with (i) $100 million sale of the company and (ii) the post-closing formation of a single-family office and multi-asset investment funds
Represented a single-family office in connection with acquisition of majority stake in a homebuilding and real estate development company
Represented a family-owned hospitality business in connection with sale of US and Canadian business lines
Represented multiple Forbes 400 families in connection with tax planning with respect to ownership in major league sports franchises
Represented the family office of hedge fund founder in connection with an anchor investment in a cryptocurrency start-up
Represented a private trust company and family office in establishment of a venture fund and incubator in the alternative food and health technology sector
Represented numerous family office in connection with direct investments in both operating and investment real estate and related income tax planning
Acted as lead tax partner in advising a family office in connection with a $25 million growth equity investment in a fertility practice management company
Represented a hedge fund principal in connection with the formation of a music recording and publishing business
Represented high net worth individual in formation of healthcare and real estate direct investments
Advised a single-family office in connection with Tax Court litigation regarding a management company and fund structure
Represented a family office with respect to an international tax audit relating to a $1 billion sale of the family’s operating company
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