JEFFREY N. SMITH is a partner in the Corporate and Securities practice group in Sidley’s Chicago office. He concentrates in complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, financings, debt and equity restructurings, equity investments and joint ventures. Mr. Smith also has significant international experience and has led numerous cross-border and multi-jurisdiction transactions.
Mr. Smith principally represents private equity funds and investors, and serves as lead counsel in the representation of their portfolio companies. Mr. Smith has handled transactions in a wide variety of industries, including distribution, infrastructure and construction, healthcare, consumer products, industrial products, retailing and service businesses.
Mr. Smith has been recognized in the field of Corporate/M&A & Private Equity by Chambers USA-America’s Leading Business Lawyers and is listed a “Best Lawyer” in The Best Lawyers in America in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.