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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.” said 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,” said Hupp.

The M&A Advisor has previously recognized a member of the Koley Jessen team, Eric Oxley (2016), as an Emerging Leader. That award recognizes his significant level of success before the age of 40 as a legal advisor in the M&A industry in the United States.

About The M&A Advisor

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.

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