John L. Eisel

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Counseling
  • Small Business Investment Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
University University of Illinois, B.S., summa cum laude Bronze Tablet
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude Order of the Coif
Admitted1974, Illinois


Institute of Illinois Business Law
Planning Committee for The Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
The Law Club

BornAkron, Ohio, January 18, 1949

John Eisel is a partner and co-chair of the Firm's Business Law Department at Edwards Wildman. John is both an attorney and CPA with than 30 years of experience. He acts as lead counsel for several private equity companies and corporate clients and is a director on a number of boards.
•Lead counsel for MVC Capital, Inc., a NYSE-listed business development company in connection with all of its acquisitions and investments commencing in 2004. Mr. Eisel has represented MVC Capital in over 30 transactions.

•Lead securities and M&A counsel for Oak Technology, Inc. a NASDAQ-listed company; in 2002 and 2003, represented the company in connection with five acquisitions; in 2003, acted as lead counsel for the company in connection with its sale to Zoran, Inc. in a transaction valued at $378 million

•General Counsel for the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a not-for-profit organization that audits the circulation of most newspapers and magazines in the United States and Canada

•Lead counsel in M&A transactions for Edward Hines Lumber Co., The Revere Group, Ltd., Qwiz, Inc., The Tokarz Group, LLC., The Altschul Group, Inc. and John Boos & Company, Inc.


Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1971, Elijah Watt Sells Award

Besides Edwards Wildman

Law Clerk to Justice Walter V. Schaefer, Supreme Court of Illinois (1974-1975)


Leveraged Acquisition by MVC PE Fund, LP.

We represented MVC Private Equity Fund LP in the January 2012 leveraged acquisition of Gibdock Limited, which owns and operates the ex Royal Navy Dockyard in Gibraltar, from Yachting World (Jersey) Limited.

Ohio Medical Corporation Refinancing

We represented Ohio Medical Corporation in the November 2011 refinancing of a large credit facility.

Legal 500 US 2014 Recognizes Edwards Wildman in Four Categories
June 27, 2014


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John L. Eisel

225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
ChicagoIL 60606


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