Gary Levenstein concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, securities regulation and corporate governance. He represents privately and publicly held corporations, private equity funds, financial institutions, family offices and boards of directors.
I act as a business advisor, guiding clients in their pursuit of strategic alternatives including merger, acquisition, disposition and financing opportunities. My vast network has enabled me to connect clients with business opportunities. I have been responsible for creating numerous “marriages” of great and lasting benefit.
Potential acquirers of companies have an abundance of capital and may take advantage of the gradual decline of valuations of targets. Unfortunately, the uncertain global economy and the election year are causing an increasing selective approach to acquisitions. Acquirers are spending significant time on due diligence and are cautious in their pursuit of opportunities.
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
University of Illinois, B.A., High Honors
Gary I. Levenstein is a senior partner and executive committee member at Ungaretti & Harris LLP, where he chairs the business department. Levenstein concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation and corporate governance.
Gary Levenstein was recently quoted in the Law360 article, "5 Ways a PE Firm Can Win a Packed Auction."
The article addresses the crowded marketplace for private equity funds and offers strategies to help boost success in the current competitive environment.
Mr. Levenstein discusses the importance of a firm's reputation and ability to show experience and success within a given industry. Mr. Levenstein also recommends developing relationships with prospective targets early on, providing referrals and business advice as an added value.
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Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein contributed this article on the growing prevalence and sophistication of family offices, and best practices for managing and operating a family office.
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