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 private equity funds and other financial sponsors (on both buy and sell-side), family offices, emerging businesses, partnerships and strategic joint ventures, limited liability companies and closely held corporations. He also has extensive experience in tax structuring healthcare services transactions, tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, and tax controversy matters. Patrick is Co-Leader of the Firm’s Closely Held and Passthroughs Affinity Group.

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  • 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.
  • Acted as lead counsel to a Texas hotel developer and operator in a $115 million leveraged recapitalization and a complex tenant-in-common (TIC) rollup transaction
  • Represented the Tribune Company (now Tribune Media 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 tax counsel to Team Health Holdings, Inc., in structuring various acquisitions of anesthesiology physician practice and management groups

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  • Chambers High Net Worth 2021, USA Nationwide: Family Office & Fund Structuring, Band 1
  • Chambers USA, 2020 – 2021, Up and Coming; Tax
  • World Tax, International Tax Review 2017


  • World Tax, International Tax Review 2017
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Federal Tax Institute and Federal Tax Institute Advisory Board, Member


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Alpha Sigma Nu, 2007
University of Notre Dame, BA, 1998


Patrick J. McCurry

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / October 21, 2021

Webinar / McDermott Event / October 21, 2020

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / October 17, 2019

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 13 - 15, 2019

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / October 18, 2018

On the Subject / August 24, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee / Speaking Engagements / April 30 - May 3, 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / McDermott Event / June 5 – 7, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 23, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 4, 2017

On the Subject / March 23, 2016