Paul K. Morton: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Paul K. Morton

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Emerging Technology
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 312.456.8412
Fax: 312.899.0338
University University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 1984
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1987 Finalist, Julius Miner Moot Court Competition, Member, National Moot Court Team
Admitted1987, Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement
•Jewish Child and Family Services
•Vice Chairman
•Executive Committee
•Director, Jewish Vocational Services
•Jewish United Fund
•Chairman, Lawyers Division Campaign
•Health & Human Services Commission

BornChicago, Illinois, January 25, 1962

Paul K. Morton focuses his practice on the structuring and negotiation of domestic and international business transactions and complex corporate matters. He serves as de facto general counsel for clients at various points in development - from early stage to mature - working with private and publicly held companies, control and non-control investors and senior executives. Paul also offers strategic guidance on corporate development, restructurings and, on occasion, crisis management.

Areas of Concentration

•Mergers and acquisitions (verticals include industrial and consumer products, health care and information technology)
• Private equity and venture capital
• Distressed company financings and restructurings
• Private placements
• Intellectual property licensing (verticals include financial services, life sciences and medical technology)
• Corporate transactions on behalf of real estate companies
• Inbound foreign investment

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2015
•Member, Winning Team, Cross Border Special Situation M& A Deal of the Year for the AgFeed Industries sale of assets to Ningbo Tech Bank, TriOak Foods and Smithfield/Murphy, Global M& A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, 2014
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

01.13.15 63 Greenberg Traurig Chicago Attorneys Recognized by Leading Lawyers

06.30.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Multiple Honors at 2014 Turnaround Atlas Awards

02.07.12 Greenberg Traurig M& A Practice Jumps in California League Table Rankings

11.14.11 Greenberg Traurig Represents Senior Whole Health in Connection with TA Associates Investment

11.11.99 Greenberg Traurig Strengthens Midwest Presence

Reported CasesSignificant Representations Sponsors, Financial Services and Financial Technology; TK Capital, LLC, for investment transactions;Flagg Creek Capital Partners, LLC, for investment transactions and financial sponsorship;IronBridge Capital Management, L.P., for establishment of investment vehicles, including institutional mutual funds;Allied Capital Corporation, for control acquisitions, financings and restructuring transactions;Family offices, for fund formation, investment transactions and corporate governance;Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Conseco Finance Corp., for 363 sale to General Electric Capital Corporation and private equity venture;HOLT Value Associates, L.P., for acquisitions, European expansion, and sale to Credit Suisse;Ares Capital Corporation, for restructuring matters;InfoDyne Corporation, in sale of financial services software business to IBM Corporation;IMC Asset Management, Inc., for investment adviser registration and compliance Health Care, Life Sciences and Medical Technology; Universal American Corp., for strategic alliances and investments;Welch Allyn, Inc., for acquisitions and corporate governance;Beacon Health Strategies, LLC, for investment transactions;Chiro One Wellness Centers, for corporate development and strategic initiatives;Cinkate Corporation, for acquisition of pharmaceutical compounds and related patents;SpineCraft, LLC, for distribution transaction with Zimmer Spine, Inc.Doctors of Physical Therapy, for capitalization transaction and expansion initiatives;Senior Health Holdings, LLC, for growth financing and exit transaction;Emmi Solutions, LLC, for equity financing and strategic alliances Corporate Counseling and Commercial Transactions; Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, for corporate finance and governance matters;Limited Brands, Inc., for outsourcing and logistics contracts;JohnsonDiversey, Inc., for export-import transactions;Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd., for financings and U.S. customer market transactions;Medline Industries, Inc., for construction contracting;Numerous Chinese, Dutch and Spanish manufacturers and service firms, for the establishment and expansion of North American operations Real Estate and Alternative Energy;Equity International Properties, Ltd., for foreign investment transactions, including European and Mexican joint ventures and financing transactions;InTown Hospitality Investors, L.P., a joint venture including Kimco Realty Corporation, for the sale of InTown Suites to affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, LLC;Walton Street Capital, L.L.C., for the acquisition of resort properties in Mexico;John Buck Company, in joint venture with Lend Lease, for development of speculative office building in Chicago;Carbon Green and affiliates, for acquisition of Verasun bioenergy plant, related financings, technology development and distribution initiatives

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Paul K. Morton

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
ChicagoIL 60601


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