Koley Jessen : Named Law Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor named Koley Jessen as Law Firm of the Year at the 16th
Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13th at the Metropolitan
Club, New York, NY.

“We are honored to be selected as Law Firm of the Year from amongst a
globally recognized group of esteemed law firms,” says Mike Hupp,
President of Koley Jessen and the Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions
Practice. “We are grateful to our clients who have given us an
opportunity to work on sophisticated strategic and private equity deals
in the middle market across the country.”

The Awards Gala honored the professionals whose activities set the
standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 280 nominees,
representing over 650 companies, became finalists for the awards. An
independent judging committee of 29 top M&A industry experts determined
the ultimate recipients of the awards which were revealed at the gala.

The finalists for Law Firm of the Year included:

  • Koley Jessen,
  • Vinson & Elkins,
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP,
  • Sidley Austin LLP,
  • Davis Polk Wardell LLP, and
  • Ropes and Gray LLP.

“The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2017
and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely
impressive finalists,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President of The
M&A Advisor. “Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A
transactions, companies and dealmakers. Koley Jessen was chosen from
over 650 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great
pleasure to recognize Koley Jessen and bestow upon them our highest
honor for M&A firms and professionals.”

The Koley Jessen team has closed over 350 deals across nearly 40 states
and 9 countries in the last five years. “This recognition is a testament
to our team, consisting of 21 M&A attorneys working alongside subject
matter experts in tax, employment, benefits, environmental, real estate,
banking, health, litigation, intellectual property and estate and
succession planning, and their relentless focus on client service,” says

The M&A Advisor has previously recognized two members of the Koley
Jessen team, Eric Oxley (2016) and Anshu Pasricha (2017), as Emerging
Leaders. That award recognizes their significant level of success before
the age of 40 as a legal advisor in the M&A industry in the United

Koley Jessen is a strategically growing law firm serving the needs of
middle market clients around the country. For business owners, strategic
acquirers and private equity firms, they are active partners who provide
multi-discipline counsel and get deals done. Koley Jessen provides
clients with Wall Street level service and leverages their Midwestern
sensibility to excel in the middle market. www.koleyjessen.com

Now in its 20th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and
intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s
leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the
world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition,
restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of
integrated services from offices in New York and London. www.maadvisor.com

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