New York – Sidley is pleased to announce that David D’Urso and Elazar Guttman have joined Sidley’s M&A and Private Equity practice in New York. They join Sidley from Akin where Mr. D’Urso was head of the U.S. PE M&A practice.
Mr. D’Urso has more than 27 years of experience advising clients on complex private equity transactions both domestically and cross-border. His practice focuses on structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the private equity industry. He has represented a wide range of clients, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, financial institutions, and family offices, and has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for them.
Mr. Guttman has successfully advised private investors, including private equity firms and their portfolio companies, family offices, and entrepreneurs/founders on a wide variety of domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts and other complex business transactions. These include acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings, growth capital investments, joint ventures, and in- and out-of-court restructurings.
“With David and Elazar’s extensive experience representing sponsors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, we know our clients will value their guidance in the global private equity market,” said Brian Fahrney, global co-leader of Sidley’s M&A and Private Equity practice group and a member of its Management and Executive Committees. “David and Elazar each have previous relationships with many of our lawyers and clients that are excited they are joining the Sidley team.”
“We are thrilled to welcome David and Elazar in New York,” said managing partner of the New York office and a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee, Nancy Chung. “We are confident that their addition will further solidify our position as the go-to law firm for M&A and private equity transactions.”
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 energy, life sciences, sports, entertainment, healthcare, real estate, consumer products, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, infrastructure, technology, media and telecoms, financial services and insurance, and metals and mining. The practice was honored as a 2022 “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in the Private Equity category.
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