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Private equity lawyer Michael O’Brien joins Sidley Austin in New York

Sidley Austin has appointed Michael J O’Brien as a partner in its New York office.

 

O’Brien will be a member of the firm’s M&A and private equity group.

O’Brien focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint venture transactions. For over 30 years, O’Brien has provided strategic counsel to clients including private equity firms and financial institutions on both public and private investment transactions. He has also represented public and private companies in domestic and international joint ventures, financing transactions and corporate and securities matters. His private equity experience ranges from advising clients on start-up capital investments strategies to large leveraged buyouts.

“We are excited to welcome Mike to our talented team of lawyers here in New York,” says Michael J Schmidtberger, managing partner of Sidley’s New York office. “His extensive experience in all forms of M&A and private equity transactions will allow us immediately to further expand our offerings to clients engaging in these types of opportunities.”

“In my estimation, there are few firms that have the breadth of resources Sidley makes available to its M&A and private equity clients,” says O’Brien. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to add further value to the services provided by its worldwide team.”
 

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