Benesch is an AmLaw 200 business law firm with offices in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Hackensack, Indianapolis, Shanghai and Wilmington. The firm is known for providing highly sophisticated legal services to national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, trusts and estates. Our firm is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018 and continues to expand geographically and grow steadily. Since 2015, we have had extraordinary success in welcoming over 90 new attorneys; increasing our number of attorneys firm wide to our current total of 220; and opening a Chicago office. One of Benesch’s core competencies is the representation of private equity firms, including leveraged buyout firms, growth equity firms, mezzanine funds and portfolio companies in the acquisition, financing, operation and ultimate disposition of their assets and in the formation and ongoing operation of the fund itself.
Our Private Equity Group is comprised of attorneys with individual specialties that include tax, equity compensation, corporate finance, subordinated lending, senior lending, securities, recapitalizations, buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. We believe that our private equity practice is differentiated from that of our competitors because of our focus on the middle market, our ability to represent portfolio companies post-acquisition on a responsive and affordable basis, our CEO-centric program and our commitment of always staffing projects with teams led by senior attorneys who are actively involved in the process. Although we have represented clients in transactions in almost every industry, we have specific experience in the packaging, plastics, specialty chemicals, consumer products, transportation and logistics, financial services, specialty printing, health care, communications, software, media, retail and distribution, manufacturing and biotechnology sectors. Additionally, we have vertical industry knowledge with special practice groups for energy, transportation and logistics, and health care.