Stacey T. Kern Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Office

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Stacey T. Kern has joined the Chicago office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice.

Stacey T. Kern has joined the Chicago office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner with Baker & McKenzie.

Kern will continue to focus her practice on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, and general corporate matters. She represents financial sponsors, public companies, and privately held companies in connection with domestic and international transactions across a broad range of industries.

“Stacey is a highly accomplished and respected lawyer whose background and experience will provide additional depth to our strong corporate practice," said John F. Gibbons, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office. "We are delighted that she has joined us.”

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice is comprised of more than 350 lawyers who advise public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

The firm’s team of experienced private equity lawyers represents private equity funds and other transaction sponsors, portfolio companies, management teams, co-investors, and other participants in all aspects of private equity transactions. The private equity team regularly represents clients in structuring and organizing investment funds; evaluating, negotiating and consummating acquisition, financing and exit transactions; and providing transactional and general corporate representation to private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

Kern earned her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, her M.A. from Duke University, and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Duke University.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at:

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