Private equity

McDonald Hopkins’ national private equity practice brings together an integrated, multi-disciplinary team of sophisticated attorneys who know how to close transactions. With experience in M&A, finance, tax structuring, labor and employment, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, restructuring, and litigation, the private equity team collaborates with professionals across the firm to provide private equity, private debt, and independent sponsor clients a full range of services throughout the entire lifecycle of their investments.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Equity investments and lending arrangements 
  • Due diligence, acquisitions, on-boarding, and business operations
  • New platforms, add-ons, and carve-outs
  • Non-distress and distress transactions
  • Serve as outside general counsel for portfolio companies, providing assistance on general legal counseling, corporate governance matters, and any add-on acquisitions and divestitures
  • Developing ownership incentives and compensation plans for management
  • Providing corporate, executive compensation, restructuring, finance, and litigation support to portfolio companies
  • Structuring and implementing exit strategies

Because the private equity industry is complex, rapidly changing, and fast-moving, our proactive approach is centered on building a collaborative partnership that allows us to anticipate the needs of our private equity clients quickly. We listen to business and financial goals and concerns when structuring a transaction; identify, assess and quantify any risk; build comprehensive plans for representation; and work alongside our private equity clients to implement solutions and close deals quickly and efficiently.

While our private equity practice represents both megafund clients and smaller to middle-market sponsors, we specialize in serving the middle market, distinguishing ourselves with an integrated team that takes the time to first learn about our clients’ business (and the business of their portfolio companies) before providing counseling and legal advice. With McDonald Hopkins’ private equity practice, our clients also receive the added value of working with our most experienced, senior attorneys throughout their engagement, all of whom have deep industry experience and a diverse client base.

Our clients include traditional sponsors, family offices, and independent sponsors in almost every industry, including aerospace/airlines, automotive, building products, chemicals, commodities, construction, consulting, consumer products, digital platforms, distribution, energy, equipment rental, financial services, food and restaurants, franchises, gaming,government, healthcare, logistics manufacturing, media and entertainment, medical devices, mining, packaging, plastics/polymers, real estate and development, retail and distribution, software, telecommunications, and transportation.

ATTORNEYS

Key Contacts

Christal L. Contini
Marc J. Carmel
Benjamin D. Panter

Attorneys

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