DANIEL BELKE focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity, including domestic and cross-border public company M&A (buy-side and sell-side), joint ventures, carve-out transactions, tender offers, and equity investments. Dan has represented clients across a range of industries, including consumer and retail, energy, healthcare, and technology. He has served a variety of public and private clients, ranging from family and individual-owned businesses to Fortune 10 and other multi-national corporations, as well as private equity funds. Dan also advises clients on issues regarding corporate governance, strategy, and shareholder activism.
Dan earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and served on the board of the Columbia Law Review. During law school, Dan externed for the Honorable Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the Southern District of New York and worked for the Federal Trade Commission. He received a B.A. from Colgate University, where he was captain of the men’s soccer team.
Prior to joining Sidley, Dan was a member of an international law firm in both its New York City and Los Angeles offices.