Private Equity

Today’s private equity marketplace is complex, constantly evolving and is more competitive than ever before. Private equity funds need legal counsel with the resources and experience to help them navigate the competitive and evolving landscape both efficiently and cost-effectively.

Taft’s Private Equity team consists of more than 100 attorneys with a broad base of private equity transaction experience, coupled with legal experience beyond traditional private equity transactions. Our attorneys are keyed into the private equity marketplace and regularly utilize cutting edge trends.  This knowledge of the marketplace, utilization of cutting edge trends, and our constant collaboration with experts in other areas of the law are what truly help us keep our clients confident and competitive. Together, we steer clients through complex transactions in a variety of industries and regulatory environments. We know client goals, potential legal challenges, and regulatory obstacles vary from deal to deal, and we adapt our approach as needed and with a constant focus on the goals and needs of our clients.

Our attorneys combine responsiveness, creativity and multidisciplinary legal acumen to achieve our clients’ goals. By utilizing the skills of attorneys in each of our offices and practice areas, we regularly guide clients through sensitive and complex transactions.

Our attorneys routinely represent clients in matters such as:

  • Completing platform and follow-on investments (and the associated debt and equity financings).
  • Negotiating and completing portfolio company exits.
  • Fund formation and capital raising.
  • Evaluating and completing limited partnership investments.
  • Managing private equity investments and transactions.
  • General legal needs of portfolio companies.

We have closed a high volume of deals and have represented some of the country’s leading private equity sponsors in many of their most demanding domestic and international transactions. Our private equity attorneys are leaders in the field and have been recognized for their work by publications such as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America.

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  • Ranked National Tier 1
    by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
    2018 “Best Law Firms”

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