Greenberg Traurig Expands its Chicago Corporate & Securities Practice with the Addition of Fred W. Blakeslee II

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Greenberg Traurig expands its Chicago Corporate & Securities Practice with the addition of Fred W. Blakeslee II.

The International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP said today that Fred W. Blakeslee II has joined its Chicago office as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice. Prior to joining the firm, Blakeslee was a partner with another Chicago law firm.

Blakeslee will continue to focus his practice on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity leveraged buyouts and growth-equity investments. He also represents private equity firms and their respective portfolio companies on business development and general corporate transactional matters.

“Fred is a seasoned deal lawyer who brings with him extensive experience and valuable skills. He will be a welcome addition to our already substantial and talented Corporate & Securities Practice, both in Chicago and firm-wide,” said Paul T. Fox, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Chicago office. “We are confident he will make important contributions to that practice, and we look forward to working with him.”

Blakeslee earned his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.S. (mathematics) and B.A. (political science), magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice is comprised of more than 350 lawyers in more than 30 offices. The group provides advice and services to public and privately held companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The team brings together the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions and provides practical counsel on day-to-day operations.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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