Corporate

We have substantial experience representing clients in complex corporate transactions, and our work includes counseling clients on some of the largest transactions in history.  We leverage our experience to effectively and efficiently deliver sophisticated advice across a broad range of corporate transactions and matters for a variety of clients, ranging from the top ranks of the Fortune 500, to middle-market and emerging companies, to private equity and hedge funds and to closely held and family businesses.

Our corporate practice is distinguished by two key strengths: the consistently high quality of our professionals and our intense focus on delivering outstanding client service and results.

Jenner & Block advises clients in complex mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, capital markets transactions, corporate finance matters, and board and committee counseling. We have provided counsel on some of the largest transactions in history. Our clients include the top ranks of the Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies, private equity and hedge funds, and closely held and family businesses. We have advised on transactions in the aerospace and defense, automotive, banks and institutional investors, cannabis, energy, food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, telecommunications and technology, media and entertainment, real estate, retail, and other industries. Our lawyers are recognized as leaders in the field and frequently publish, speak, and teach on corporate topics.

For a listing of recent representative transactions for our Corporate Practice, please click here.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Jenner & Block represents public and private companies, special committees and other parties in US and cross-border M&A transactions. Those transactions include acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, MBOs, LBOs, going-private transactions, and reorganizations. We assist our clients in all aspects of M&A transactions — from front-end strategic planning and structuring to managing the deal through execution and closing. We draw on the experience of lawyers from our employee benefits and executive compensation, environmental, government contracts, labor, data privacy and cybersecurity, real estate, and tax practices to provide comprehensive due diligence and integrated transaction structures and advice. Our lawyers have extensive transaction experience in many industries and stay abreast of the current legal environment and market practices. We advise clients in the formation, financing, operation, and restructuring of cross-border joint ventures and strategic alliances, in addition to advising clients on the ongoing governance of joint ventures and applicable exit strategies.        

CORPORATE FINANCE

Our lawyers are adept in corporate finance transactions, with specific proficiency in acquisition and leveraged finance, commercial finance, secured and unsecured lending, cross-border finance, public and private debt placements (including medium-term note and commercial paper programs), equipment leasing, debtor in possession and exit financings, and workouts and restructurings. Our lawyers represent sophisticated US and international corporations, financial institutions, investment funds, and private equity sponsors in complex financing transactions. Working closely with lawyers from our bankruptcy group, we also play a key role in company reorganizations.

SECURITIES

We have extensive experience in securities transactions and counseling matters. We represent clients in capital-raising activities including public equity and debt offerings, Rule 144A debt offerings, and private placement transactions. We also represent clients in tender and exchange offers, as well as the securities law aspects of merger and acquisition transactions. We regularly counsel large and small publicly held companies on securities compliance, 1934 Act reporting, and ongoing disclosure matters, including in respect of the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and SEC and securities exchange rules. Our lawyers counsel public company audit committees, as well as independent directors and other public company committees, in matters involving the federal securities laws and corporate governance.

PRIVATE EQUITY

Our lawyers represent private equity funds including buyout, growth equity, venture capital, mezzanine, hedge, and debt funds as well as funds of funds. Our work covers all aspects of their operations, from platform and add-on investments to portfolio company operations and liquidity events. Our team also represents entrepreneurs, founding families, and management teams as they engage in transformative transactions with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. We also advise institutional investors in private equity funds in negotiating and structuring fund investments and side letters.