Practice Areas & Industries: Duane Morris LLP


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With private equity lawyers working in the middle market across our global platform, coupled with experience in key verticals and the deep capabilities of more than 700 lawyers from all major practice areas, Duane Morris helps create competitive advantage for participants across the industry.

For GPs, we deliver insights that optimize transactional value for both sellers and buyers, in control and non-control investments and with exit strategies; and support portfolio company growth strategies. We also provide guidance on fund formation and advise on market LPA terms and regulatory issues. For LPs , we review LPA terms and advise on efficient, effective investment strategies, including co-investment and direct investment, alignment of interests, transparency and governance issues. For business owners, we advise on growth strategies—not only on the mechanics of full or partial exits, but also on crafting wealth-planning approaches designed to positively impact economics for the owner.

With extensive experience in the transactional, regulatory and business climate for private equity, our lawyers are well positioned to help formulate strategies, deal structures and terms designed to ensure optimal solutions. The reason: Our lawyers think and manage like owners and investors, and understand that each potential investment is a unique decision with important implications for the business.

Our PE Forum events, LP Institutes and Connections publications contribute to the industry's thought leadership, providing business perspectives through the eyes of leaders in the middle market private equity space.

Our major verticals of focus include:

  • Consumer goods
  • Education
  • Energy and energy services
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Fashion/retail/luxury
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and leisure
  • Life sciences
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Manufacturing and industrials

Given our strategic firm-wide focus on private equity, broad experience in major industry sectors and an innovative culture deeply committed to client service, we are regularly called upon to work with the most sophisticated and demanding players in the private equity marketplace.

Group Presentations
  Duane Morris Partner Nanette Heide to Present at Retail Marketing Society Program, New York City, March 18, 2015
Duane Morris Private Equity Presents: Inside the Mind of the Limited Partner III, February 3, 2015
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Another Private Equity Filing Deadline Approaches: Do You Know Where Your BE-10s Are?
Piero Carbone,Richard P. Jaffe,Brian P. Kerwin,Thomas R. Schmuhl, May 25, 2015
For those who have not heard, another filing requirement of the U.S. government will require action by participants in the private equity industry. Form BE-10 is a mandatory filing required by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act as part of the 2014 Benchmark Survey of U.S....

SEC Adopts "Regulation A+" Rules
Darrick M. Mix,Howell J. Reeves,Barry Steinman,Sandra G. Stoneman, April 27, 2015
On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules amending Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933.[1] Regulation A, as amended (which is referred to as "Regulation A+"), is designed to increase access to capital for nonpublic companies and...

Vietnam’s New Investment Law Paves the Way for More M&A - No More Investment Certificates!
Giles T. Cooper,Nhan T. Le,Manfred Otto, March 18, 2015
Good news for M&A in Vietnam! Effective 1 July 2015, foreign investors won’t need to undergo lengthy investment certificate procedures when buying stakes in Vietnamese target companies. The change, introduced by the new Investment Law, will hopefully end years of uncertainty and frustration...

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Issues Annual Autumn Statement
, February 16, 2015
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his annual Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014. This Alert highlights the key contents of the statement, but the detail of the proposals will become apparent only on the publication of the Finance Bill next week. We will issue another Alert at...

New Investment and Enterprise Laws - Meaning Reform or Minor Fiddling? Oliver Massmann
Oliver Massmann, January 30, 2015
On 26 November 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Law No. 67/2014/QH13 on Investment (“2014 Investment Law”) and Law No. 68/2014/QH13 on Enterprises (“2014 Enterprise Law”), both will replace the Investment Law and Enterprise Law in 2005 by 01 July 2015. Major...

New PPP Decree - Coming Soon: Enhanced Legal Framework for Infrastructure Projects in Vietnam
Manfred Otto, January 23, 2015
Vietnam is finalizing a much improved legal framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) with the goal to revitalize investment in infrastructure projects. The latest Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) drafts of the PPP Decree and the Investor Selection Decree provide more clarity...