Sidley’s PE Practice Expands in New York

Sidley’s PE Practice Expands in New York

sidley nf1Law firm Sidley Austin has added Geoffrey Levin to its New York team as a partner in its private equity practice. Mr. Levin will concentrates his practice on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as strategic M&A and governance matters involving corporate clients.

“Geoff is a highly skilled M&A lawyer with extensive experience advising well-known private equity sponsors as they navigate the complexities of a range of transactions,” said Matthew Rizzo, co-leader of Sidley’s Private Equity practice. “We look forward to utilizing his deep industry knowledge and leadership to help strengthen our core capabilities and enhance our client offerings.”

Mr. Levin regularly represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in structuring and negotiating business transactions. His clients come from a range of industries including life sciences, financial services, communications, retail, healthcare, insurance and energy. The business transactions he oversees are often in the multibillion dollar range and have included representation of a private equity firm in a $4.4 billion acquisition and a consortium of hedge funds in a bid for more than $6 billion in distressed real estate assets.

Geoffrey Levin nf1“I am excited to join the creative and energetic group of lawyers that make up Sidley’s private equity practice,” said Mr. Levin. “I look forward to drawing upon the full strength and scope of the firm’s capabilities, particularly in the life sciences and regulatory space, to help clients achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.”

Sidley Austin is the sixth-largest US-based corporate law firm with 1900 lawyers, annual revenues of more than $1 billion, and offices in 19 cities worldwide including New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and Los Angeles (

“Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge gained from years of handling significant private equity transactions, and strategic mergers and acquisitions. His arrival further illustrates our commitment to the continued growth of our private equity group and we are pleased to welcome him to Sidley,” said Michael Schmidtberger, managing partner of Sidley’s New York office.

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