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Koley Jessen a Finalist for M&A Advisor Law Firm of the Year


The M&A Advisor has announced finalists for the Top M&A Deals, Firms and Professionals Awards, which will be announced on November 13th at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Koley Jessen has been named as a finalist for Law Firm of the Year. The finalists are:

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

“We are honored to be selected as a finalist for Law Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor,” said Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen and the Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. “This honor is a testament to our focus on client service and our wonderful clients, who provide us an opportunity to work on sophisticated strategic and private equity deals in the middle market across the country.” 

The Koley Jessen M&A team of 21 attorneys has closed over 350 deals across nearly 40 states and 9 countries in the last five years. The core team is supported by an additional 20 subject matter experts who provide support on specific aspects of deals, including, employment, benefits, environmental, real estate, banking, litigation, intellectual property, and health law. 

“Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals”, said David Fergusson, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor. “While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 15 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2017 award finalists have made.”

The M&A Advisor has previously recognized a member of our 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.

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