GEOFF LEVIN concentrates his practice on complex business transactions and governance matters for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Geoff has more than 25 years of experience representing clients across a number of industries in a variety of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, public and private securities offerings, proxy contests, spin-offs, joint ventures, recapitalizations, venture capital financing, growth equity investments, PIPEs, debt financings, restructurings and workouts.
Geoff’s representations have covered a broad range of industries including life sciences, financial services, communications, energy, retail, automotive and heavy industrial.
Geoff regularly comments on developments in the healthcare industry and speaks at investment conferences. He is the author of “New M&A Concerns and Strategies” that recently appeared in Aspatore Books Inside the Mind series. He is listed by IFLR 1000 as a leading M&A lawyer and has been recognized by Institutional Investor News as one of the “10 Rising Stars of Private Equity and M&A Law” and by Mergermarket as a 2009 “Dealmaker of the Year.”
Prior to joining Sidley, Geoff was a partner at another global law firm. Geoff received his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Minnesota, where he was executive editor of the Journal of International Economic Law & Policy, and a B.B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Admissions & Certifications
- New York
- University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1993 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
- University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1990 (with high distinction)