CO-CHAIR, CORPORATE, M&A, AND SECURITIES PRACTICE GROUP
Areas of Focus
Mergers + Acquisitions
Louis Rappaport focuses his practice on U.S. and global private equity and strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, roll-ups, corporate carveouts and distressed transactions. Clients such as private equity fund sponsors, strategic buyers and their portfolio companies trust Louis to complete their leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, and asset and stock acquisitions. He also regularly represents sellers of middle-market privately-held businesses (including private equity sponsored businesses, entrepreneur driven businesses and multigenerational family-owned businesses) to financial and strategic buyers and advises clients on private capital raising transactions.
Louis has structured, negotiated, and closed deals in a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, business services, software, manufacturing, healthcare, consulting services and staffing, among others. Clients value his ability to assemble an efficient team of professionals with the business and legal skills and industry knowledge needed to help them achieve their business goals.
Corporate clients of all sizes rely on Louis for counseling and advice. He serves as “outside general counsel” to a myriad of business clients and advises on general corporate counseling, corporate governance, and commercial contracts. He is adept at navigating shareholder relations matters and business disputes. Louis also advises on financing, IP licensing and tech transfer matters, outsourcing, and executive compensation and incentive equity matters. He regularly advises on business formation, strategy and planning matters, structures limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures and provides guidance to investors and owners of emerging businesses in connection with equity financing matters and venture capital investments.
Chambers USA has recognized Louis as a leader in the field of mergers and acquisitions who “is adept at guiding clients through the full range of related transactions”. Clients state “he is just superb in all respects – knowledge, experience, professionalism – as well as being a pleasure to work with. He is a tireless advocate for his clients.”