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Eversheds Sutherland taps Kern as partner for M&A and private capital teams

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has named Stacey T. Kern as a partner in the M&A and private capital teams within the firm’s corporate practice group. Previously, she worked at Greenberg Traurig. Kern will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.


(August 5, 2019) CHICAGO – Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Stacey T. Kern has joined as a partner in the M&A and Private Capital teams within the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Kern will be based in Eversheds Sutherland’s Chicago office, which opened in May.

“As we continue to build in Chicago, we are excited to welcome Stacey to the firm. She brings a strong background and years of experience at the highest levels in both M&A and private equity,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland. “Adding Stacey in Chicago’s important private equity market is another step toward positioning the office as a focal point for our domestic and global platform – all while building off the work we have handled in the Midwest for more than a decade.”

Ms. Kern, who joins from Greenberg Traurig, has practiced for more than 20 years in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructurings and general corporate matters. Working in a broad range of industries, such as manufacturing, technology, pharmaceuticals and energy, her clients include financial sponsors, public companies and privately held companies in connection with domestic and international transactions.

“The depth and breadth of Stacey’s transactional experience in a variety of sectors complements our deep bench of corporate lawyers across the globe,” said Wade H. Stribling, leader of the US Finance, M&A and Private Capital teams. “Stacey is a great addition to our Chicago office, which we opened with the idea that we would continue to add talented lawyers who fit from a strategic standpoint.”

In addition to Eversheds Sutherland’s new Chicago office, the firm announced the opening of an office in San Diego on July 17. Ms. Kern is the fifteenth US lateral addition across six offices since January 2019, including Austin, Chicago, Houston, New York, Sacramento and San Diego.

About Eversheds Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group
Eversheds Sutherland’s corporate attorneys serve public and private companies in virtually every industry, with nearly every type of transaction. Advising on general corporate matters, finance, mergers, acquisitions and other transformative transactions, corporate governance and compliance, the team constantly monitors the economic, regulatory and legislative environment so it can guide clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 200 companies, to new opportunities while minimizing risk.

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.
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