Jeffrey Patt represents clients in a wide range of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance, capital raising and general corporate matters. His mergers and acquisitions practice has spanned a variety of public and private transactions. He has represented financial and strategic buyers, as well as sellers, in industries that include information technology (IT) and business services, insurance and financial services, for-profit education and manufacturing. Jeffrey has served as special committee counsel in a number of going private and affiliate transactions and he has represented management teams and executives in leveraged buyout transactions, spin-offs and bankruptcy sales.
Jeffrey’s securities law experience has included representing issuers in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. He also has counseled public companies in connection with their periodic reporting as well as corporate governance matters. He has represented institutional, venture capital and strategic investors in connection with their investments in public and private issuers. This work has ranged from early stage venture capital transactions to mezzanine financings with equity features to private investments in public entities.
Jeffrey is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches a mergers and acquisitions class as part of the LLM program in International and Comparative Law. He also has spoken at client and industry conferences and seminars on topics ranging from fiduciary duty and structuring considerations in mergers and acquisitions to incenting and retaining management and key employees and legal aspects of initial public offerings. He contributes regularly to firm client advisories on mergers and acquisitions and public securities topics, including advisories on shareholder proxy access, shareholder voting rights and pre-merger notification reporting and has written a book on stockholder agreements.