Law firm Goodwin Procter has added Fredrich Lim as the newest partner in its Private Equity Group in San Francisco. Mr. Lim comes to Goodwin from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the debt finance group.
“We are pleased to welcome an attorney of Fred’s experience and Bay Area market knowledge,” said Hovey Kemp, one of the leaders of Goodwin’s California Private Equity Practice. “His skills and relationships fit seamlessly with our growing private equity practice in California, and he will play an important role in our growth in this market and beyond.”
Mr. Lim is active in domestic and cross-border leveraged transactions, representing private equity groups, sponsors and capital sources in structuring and negotiating financings in connection with leveraged buyouts, take-private acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings. He also represents lenders in various debt financing transactions, including asset-based secured lending and other specialized collateral transactions. His work has included transactions in the software, energy, on-line services, financial services, healthcare, biopharmaceutical, retail, industrial and restaurant sectors.
Mr. Lim is the fifth partner to join Goodwin’s Private Equity Group this year, following the Group’s recent expansion in Washington, D.C., Boston and London. Mr. Lim received his JD from the University of Illinois in 2005 and his BS from Michigan Tech in 2003.
“Fred’s transactional experience, especially in the sponsor leveraged finance space, will serve as a significant resource for the firm and our private equity clients,” said A.J. Weidhaas, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Equity Group.
Goodwin’s private equity attorneys represent investors, companies, lenders and financial institutions. Transaction types include leveraged buyouts, growth equity, add-on acquisitions, re-financings, dividend recaps and exits. Goodwin Procter has offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Menlo Park and Washington, DC (www.goodwinprocter.com).
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