Eversheds Sutherland expands M&A and private capital teams with new addition

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has added Lance J. Phillips as a partner to its M&A and private capital teams in its Chicago office.

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has added Lance J. Phillips as a partner to its M&A and private capital teams in its Chicago office. Phillips joins from Skadden’s corporate group in Chicago.


(Jan. 6, 2020) CHICAGO – Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Lance J. Phillips has joined Eversheds Sutherland’s M&A and Private Capital teams in its Chicago office. Mr. Phillips is the second M&A partner, and fifth partner overall, to join Eversheds Sutherland in Chicago since the firm opened an office there in 2019.

“We are excited to kick off the year with the addition of Lance whose arrival strengthens our global M&A practice and continues to build our presence in Chicago,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland. “As a pivotal market for private equity and a number of key industries and sectors, Chicago is a key market for many of our clients in the US and around the world.”

Mr. Phillips joins from Skadden’s corporate group in Chicago and advises public and private clients on all aspects of domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions, divestitures, controlling and noncontrolling equity transfers, corporate finance, SEC and other regulatory compliance matters, share­holder activism and corporate governance. His clients span a variety of sectors and industries.

“Lance is a skilled corporate attorney with an impressive depth of transactional experience,” said Robert J. Pile, global co-lead of Eversheds Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group. “Lance will be instrumental in building our Corporate M&A team as a leading practice in Chicago and globally.”

About Eversheds Sutherland’s Corporate M&A Practice
With more than 700 attorneys worldwide, Eversheds Sutherland’s global mergers and acquisitions team provides pragmatic advice and comprehensive support that enables clients to evaluate, structure and complete transactions across a broad spectrum of industries.

The team combines legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of local and cross-border practices. Wherever the transaction is led from, we provide a seamless and integrated worldwide service.

Our attorneys are well versed in the unique requirements of mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, corporate restructurings, spin-offs, recapitalizations and other deal structures. We negotiate and establish alliances, joint ventures and other partnering relationships. In addition, we develop innovative approaches to implement other tailored commercial relationships.

Our global M&A team advises clients across a broad range of sectors, including aerospace and defense, communications, consumer products, e-commerce, energy, financial services, insurance, industrials and technology. We understand regulatory frameworks and the impact on transactions of the key issues that affect your business. This in-depth sector knowledge allows us to add real value to the M&A process.

About Eversheds Sutherland
As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune 100, 66 of the FTSE 100, and 119 of the Fortune 200.

With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.

Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.