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Proskauer boasts one of the premier private equity practices in the country, handling some of the highest profile private equity deals in the nation. The group negotiated and closed over 100 buyouts, portfolio company investments, divestitures and other private equity transactions in each of the past four years. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing private equity and venture capital firms in acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged recapitalizations, restructurings and workouts, and public and private finance.

We focus on client service and responsiveness, offering our clients valued partner-level attention. We handle each transaction with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers, providing creative, efficient and effective representation. Combining our broad legal knowledge with business acumen and industry insight, we advise clients on all aspects of their investment activities.

Our practice and attorneys are well recognized in the marketplace, receiving high rankings by leading business and legal publications, including Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States and U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The editors of Chambers USA noted that it is "a practice increasingly seen as a growing force in the national private equity market" and clients reported that the group is "very creative and always seems to have the relevant experts available."

The global breadth and depth of our client base sets us apart from other private equity practices. This is bolstered by our strong global presence in the financial centers of London, Paris, São Paulo and Hong Kong, allowing us to serve our clients’ interests throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. As a result, we have gained recognition for our worldwide private equity practice as one of only 18 U.S.-based law firms ranked for Private Equity Buyouts by Chambers Global.

We regularly appear in the key league tables published by Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Mergermarket, Pitchbook and The Deal for our involvement in the top private equity deals in the U.S. and globally. Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, a premier source for private equity news and data, ranked us third in their most recent list of Most Active Law Firms, based on the number of private equity deals closed.

Areas of Focus

  • Buyouts
  • Growth Equity
  • Leveraged Recapitalizations
  • Private Company Representation
  • Restructurings and Workouts
  • Venture Capital