Walter S. Weinberg

Partner
walter.weinberg@kattenlaw.com
Chicago Office
p+1.312.902.5405
f+1.312.902.1061
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Overview

Walter S. Weinberg is co-chair of the Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Formation practice. He has more than 30 years of experience representing start-ups, middle market and large cap companies, including many companies controlled or sponsored by private equity or venture capital groups, in their equity and debt financings, acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions as well as their day-to-day legal needs.

Walter represents private equity and venture capital funds in structuring, restructuring, negotiating and documenting their investments in, and exits from, portfolio companies, including their sponsorship of and participation in leveraged and management buyouts. He represents clients in the formation of private equity funds and real estate funds and institutional investors in connection with their investments in funds. He has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions of privately and publicly held companies across a wide variety of industries and has significant experience with publishing and information services companies, technology companies, insurance companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Walter “is praised as ‘an experienced, smart, and thoughtful M&A attorney’” (Chambers USA). Walter also advises senior executives and management groups on employment and compensation arrangements and counsels boards of directors and committees on their fiduciary and other duties and responsibilities.

He lectures at classes at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and often speaks before industry groups such as the American Bar Association’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of the Business Law Section and seminars of the Chicago Bar Association.

Shown below is a selection of Walter’s engagements.

Recognition

Chambers USA, 2005–2016
Super Lawyers, 2007–2011, 2013–2017

Leading Lawyers Network

Leading Lawyers Network

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in American Law
Best Lawyers in America, 2006–2015, 2017

Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers

Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers
Who's Who Legal, Illinois, 2006
Legal 500, 2016
Firm News

Education

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude
  • BA, The University of Chicago

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Recognition

2005–2016
2007–2011, 2013–2017

Leading Lawyers Network

Who's Who in American Law

2006–2015, 2017

Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers

Illinois, 2006
2016
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