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 more 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)