McGuireWoods LLP announced it is expanding its Private Equity practice with
the addition of three new partners in its Chicago office. The three partners,
Geoffrey C. Cockrell, Mark A. Kromkowski and Michael P. Lusk, came from Wildman
Harrold, a law firm based in Chicago.
“McGuireWoods’ Private Equity practice is an area in which we are focused on
continued growth. Geoff, Mark and Mike are great additions to our Private Equity
group, bringing strengths that our clients will value,” said Richard Greenberg, managing partner of the Chicago office. “They have
extensive experience representing venture capital, mezzanine and private equity
funds across the nation.”
In their private equity practices, they have represented investment funds and
portfolio companies in all types of private equity transactions from venture and
mezzanine investments to control and buyout transactions. Their private equity
practice also includes extensive experience in counseling fund managers in all
aspects of fund formation. Cockrell and Lusk are also among a small group of
lawyers in the United States who have significant transactional and regulatory
experience with Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs).
“By adding the depth of experience that these three partners bring to our
private equity practice, coupled with our national transactional practice, we
believe that we will better serve the increasingly important private equity
community,” added Greenberg.
In addition, Cockrell, Kromkowski and Lusk have developed substantial
practices in the areas of complex financings, mergers and acquisitions, and
general corporate representation for private and public companies, ranging from
Fortune 100 companies to early-stage and emerging growth companies.