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Kimberly T. Smith

Partner
kimberly.smith@kattenlaw.com
Chicago Office
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Overview

Kimberly T. Smith is a partner and co-chair of Katten's nationwide Private Equity practice. She is routinely recognized as part of The Legal 500 United States, and was named one of the 2017 Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago by Crain's Chicago Business and a 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazer by The National Law Journal for her work on health care services transactions.

She has extensive experience leading complex transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and reorganizations, divestitures, joint ventures, and investments at all stages of a company's life cycle. She also provides advice to executives in compensation and equity-related matters.

Kim advises clients from a wide range of industries, including distribution and manufacturing, health care, business services, consumer, technology and financial services. Kim has represented a variety of companies, including ATI Physical Therapy, Baird Capital, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company, Boathouse Capital, D4C Dental Brands, Frontenac Company, Nobu Hospitality and Restaurant Group, Pfingsten Partners, Syclo, Tribeca Enterprises and Victory Park Capital.

Kim frequently counsels strategic acquirers and private equity funds in the purchase and sale of health care services businesses involving practice management models. She has also worked extensively on transactions involving search funds and independent sponsors.

During law school at Georgetown University, Kim served on the editorial board of the American Criminal Law Review and published an article that was cited by the US Supreme Court. She is a member of the corporate board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.

Shown below is a selection of Kimberly’s engagements.

Recognition

Legal 500, 2016–2018

National Law Journal

National Law Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust
Trailblazer, 2016

Crain's New York Business

Crain's New York Business, The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, 2017; Chicago Notable Women Lawyers. 2018

Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business, The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, 2017; Chicago Notable Women Lawyers. 2018
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Kimberly T. Smith

Education

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude, Bronze Tablet

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Recognition

Legal 500
2016–2018

National Law Journal

Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust
Trailblazer, 2016

Crain's New York Business

The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, 2017; Chicago Notable Women Lawyers. 2018

Crain's Chicago Business

The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, 2017; Chicago Notable Women Lawyers. 2018
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Practice Recognition: Alternating Images: The Legal 500 United States Leading Firm 2017 logo & Top Ranked USA Chambers 2016 logo

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Kim Smith - Chambers USA Top Ranked 2016, Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2017

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