Miami – Sidley is pleased to announce that Joshua M. Samek has joined the firm’s M&A, Private Equity, and Capital Markets global practice groups as a partner in Miami. He joins Sidley from DLA Piper, where he co-chaired the firm’s Florida Corporate practice. Bradley Brodie will also be joining Sidley as counsel in Miami.
Mr. Samek focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and financing transactions, and general corporate and securities matters, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare, technology, and life sciences sectors. He maintains a nationwide mergers and acquisitions practice representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, public companies, and founders. He also counsels public company boards of directors and executive management on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and corporate governance matters.
“As we approach the one-year anniversary of opening our Miami office, we are excited to welcome Josh to our growing team. He has a strong national client base in healthcare, a vertical that we continue to invest in as a firm,” said Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley’s Management Committee Chair and Executive Committee member. “Josh’s M&A and capital markets capabilities, along with his deep Florida ties, will help us serve our growing public and private corporate client base in the region. He is well-regarded by our clients and our partners, so we think he is a natural fit.”
“Adding even more depth to our robust M&A practice is a great opportunity for the Miami office,” said Michael Gordon, co-managing partner of Sidley’s Miami office and Executive Committee member. “His focus on healthcare, technology, and life sciences supports the areas in which we are already experiencing growth.”
“As a Chambers-ranked lawyer in Florida for M&A, Josh fits well with our growth plans for Miami,” said Bibi Azcuy, co-managing partner of Sidley’s Miami office. “I am excited to welcome a fellow Cane who is well known in the South Florida legal community.”
The firm’s preeminent global M&A and Private Equity practice has nearly 500 lawyers that are engaged in the full spectrum of public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions across a variety of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, technology, sports, entertainment, energy, real estate, consumer products, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, media and telecoms, financial services and insurance, and metals and mining. The practice was recently honored as a 2022 “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in the Private Equity category.
Sidley consistently ranks among the top U.S. and global capital markets firms both by deal value and by number of offerings, with strong showings as both issuer and underwriter counsel in major security categories, including overall debt and equity, straight debt, asset-backed securities, grade corporate debt, high-yield debt, IPOs, and follow-on stock offerings.
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