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2020 M&A Advisor Awards Names Koley Jessen Law Firm of the Year


The M&A Advisor has named Koley Jessen their Law Firm of the Year. It is the fourth year in a row that Koley Jessen has been recognized by The M&A Advisor for mergers and acquisitions work and the third time the firm has been recognized as “Law Firm of the Year.” Koley Jessen was named the winner in this category for 2017 and 2018, and was a finalist in 2019.

“We’re excited to be recognized again in 2020 by The M&A Advisor. This recognition is a testament to our work with really great clients on their middle-market transactions.” said Mike Hupp, Chairman of Koley Jessen and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “We are continuing to add talented transactions attorneys to our team to continue to serve our clients locally and across the country.”

“With over 70 deals so far in 2020, with an aggregate deal value over $1.8 billion, it has been a very active year for transactions, despite the pandemic that we are all navigating through” said Eric Oxley, Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice and Executive Vice President of Koley Jessen. “We are grateful to have a robust transaction team which includes subject matter experts who provide key support on specific aspects of deals, including, employment, benefits, environmental, real estate, banking, litigation, intellectual property, data security, and health law. This cross-discipline approach is what allows us to provide over-the-top service to our clients.”

The awards will be presented at a Virtual Awards Gala celebration on Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

“These award winners are the standouts of the year, representing the finest deals and professionals within the M&A industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “This period was ripe with challenges, but also abundant with M&A activity, and these professionals were able to rise above the noise executing transactions representing several hundred billions of dollars of enterprise value.”

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