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Koley Jessen Expands Transaction Team


Koley Jessen is excited to announce that Eric Buske has joined the firm’s award-winning mergers & acquisitions team.

Eric, an Omaha native, guides clients through mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, restructurings and equity and debt financings. He began his career in Chicago as a corporate associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he primarily represented private equity sponsors and strategic acquirers in complex business transactions. Eric has worked with clients on matters ranging in size from less than $1 million to over $10 billion.

“Eric’s addition is exciting for our team,” says Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen and Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “His experience in complex transactions across a wide range of industries enhances our ability to continue expanding our work in the middle market.”

Eric also counsels clients on a range of commercial agreements and general corporate matters, including governance. Prior to joining Koley, Eric was the Assistant General Counsel for Athletico Physical Therapy, where he was responsible for transactional and corporate matters, including acquisitions, while gaining a valuable understanding of legal issues from a client’s perspective.

Eric also worked as an Associate General Counsel for the Governor of Illinois, where he oversaw large state procurements, among other transactional matters, and acted as a legal liaison for numerous state agencies including the Illinois Lottery, Illinois Gaming Board, and Illinois Racing Board.

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