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 Sterling Partners and its portfolio company Platinum Dermatology Partners in its merger transaction with West Dermatology, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners
  • Represented Rainier Partners in its investment in Pet Food Express, an omnichannel pet retailer of healthy pet foods
  • Represented Gemspring Capital in its acquisition of a majority interest in Security 101, a provider of commercial security system solutions

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  • Chambers USA 2021 and 2022
  • The Legal 500 USA, 2022
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2013 to 2017 | Leading Lawyer
  • IFLR 1000 2018 Financial and Corporate Guide US | Highly Regarded


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