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CHICAGO – January 6, 2016– Jenner & Block is pleased to announce that tax and private equity lawyer Olga Loy has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office. Ms. Loy joins the firm’s Tax and Private Equity practices. She brings more than 15 years of experience in representing private equity funds in structuring and negotiating M&A deals and handling fund formation matters.
Ms. Loy plans and structures other complex business transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and venture capital investments. She also advises investment advisers, hedge funds, registered investment companies and broker-dealers across a broad range of investment management, securities and general corporate matters. In addition, she represents institutional investors in connection with their investment in funds and other types of investment pools.
“Olga will enhance our Tax and Corporate Departments and our reputation as a go-to firm for private equity deals, fund formations, M&A transactions as well as general corporate tax planning,” said Jenner & Block Managing Partner Terrence J. Truax. “We are proud that she chose to rejoin our team.”
Ms. Loy was most recently a transactional partner at Jones Day in Chicago, having previously worked in the private equity and tax practices of Mayer Brown and Kirkland & Ellis. She started her career as an associate at Jenner & Block (1998-2000).
“Olga is an impressive lawyer and has been known and respected by our corporate and tax lawyers for years,” Corporate Chair Joseph P. Gromacki said. “She has a unique blend of tax and corporate experience, which makes her an excellent addition to both our private equity and M&A transactional practices. She will complement our ability to handle the multidisciplinary aspects of our clients’ transactions.”
Ms. Loy has represented numerous large and mid-size private equity funds and their management companies, and she has handled transactions totaling more than $2 billion. Her clients have included private equity funds and fund management companies investing in North America, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Ms. Loy also represents private equity clients in private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and buyouts, with an emphasis on tax structuring and planning.
“I am excited to return to Jenner & Block and help strengthen the Corporate Department’s robust and growing Private Equity practice,” Ms. Loy said. “I look forward to using my experience to assist clients with their most significant transactions.”
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Loy is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, where she teaches a course on private investment funds, introducing students to the business, securities and tax issues relating to private investment funds. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois in 1998 and her B.A. from Illinois State University in 1995.