Three New Private Equity Partners Join McGuireWoods’ Chicago Office

May 12, 2008

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.