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Sidley Austin expands private equity and M&A practices with two new hires

Law firm Sidley Austin LLP has added Adam Weinstein and Tony Feuerstein to its private equity and M&A practices as partners. Both are joining Sidley Austin from Akin Gump.

PRESS RELEASE

New York – Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Adam Weinstein and Tony Feuerstein will join its growing global Private Equity and M&A practices as partners in New York. Mr. Weinstein and Mr. Feuerstein are leading private equity lawyers who have represented some of the largest private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in high-profile private equity M&A transactions.

“We are delighted that Adam and Tony have decided to join Sidley as we continue to advance our strategy to build out our private equity capabilities,” said Larry Barden, chair of Sidley’s Management Committee. “Their arrival marks a major step forward for us in New York, and they will play pivotal roles in leading the expansion of our private equity and M&A services in that market.”

Mr. Weinstein and Mr. Feuerstein regularly advise clients on complex carveouts, take-privates, cross-border M&A, leveraged buyouts and investments and divestitures, as well as the management of portfolio companies and corporate governance matters.

“Adam and Tony are rare talents sought after by private equity sponsors, CEOs and other clients for their knowledge, tenacity and client service,” said Dan Clivner, co-leader of Sidley’s global Private Equity practice and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “They will help us take Sidley’s growing Private Equity practice to the next level in New York and worldwide. We are very excited to welcome them to the firm.”

The addition of Mr. Weinstein and Mr. Feuerstein is a meaningful step toward expanding the firm’s Private Equity and M&A practices in the dynamic New York market. Their arrival follows on the heels of significant successful expansions of the Private Equity practice in Sidley’s Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Boston offices, and globally in its London and Munich offices.

“Adam and Tony share our vision and determination to expand Sidley’s already substantial private equity capabilities, both in the New York market and globally,” said Erik Dahl, a co-leader of Sidley’s global Private Equity practice and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “They will play a large role in seamlessly linking together our global private equity offerings. Adam and Tony have sheer talent and drive, and are innovative thinkers, which will make them excellent advisers to our clients.”

With 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the globe, Sidley is a premier legal adviser for clients across the spectrum of industries. Follow Sidley on Twitter @SidleyLaw.