Gregory R. Metz - McDermott Will & Emery


With a focus on complex business transactions, Greg regularly works with private equity clients on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, debt and equity restructurings, and divestitures. He has structured, negotiated and closed many transactions within a variety of industries.

Greg is a co-head of the Firm’s Private Equity Practice Group and co-head of the Chicago Office’s Transactions Practice Group.


  • Represented Gemspring Capital in its sale of Insurvia, Inc., an insurance services holding company
  • Represented Sterling Partners in its sale of School of Rock, a music school franchise
  • Represented The Sterling Group and Capitol Meridian Partners in their joint acquisition of PrimeFlight Aviation Services, a global provider of aircraft-related services to commercial airline, airport, cargo and general aviation customers, from The Carlyle Group
  • Represented The Sterling Group in its acquisition of Gulf Winds International, a provider of intermodal transportation solutions, including container drayage and container storage

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  • Chambers USA, Private Equity: Buyouts, 2021-2024
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2022-2024
  • IFLR1000, Private Equity, M&A, 2017-2023


  • Law360, Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board, 2024


Northwestern University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1999
Washington University in St. Louis, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996