About Kimberly T. Smith

The global chair of Katten's Corporate department, Kimberly Smith helps her clients buy, sell and invest in businesses. Widely honored for her work across a range of industries, her true talent lies in structuring complex transactions and eliminating all road blocks to making them happen.

The power of experience

Kim has vast experience in the deals she handles: leveraged buyouts and other acquisitions, sale transactions, joint ventures and other investments. It arms her with insight into current market terms as well as knowledge of challenges that commonly arise. At the same time, every deal involves unique considerations. Whether representing a private equity fund, family office, independent sponsor, strategic acquirer or business seller, Kim listens to what really matters to them in each transaction. Then, she strategizes accordingly and gets the deal done.

Kim frequently counsels private equity funds and strategic acquirers buying and selling health care services businesses that use practice management models. She has also worked extensively on transactions involving search funds and independent sponsors and is a member of Katten's Board of Directors.

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"Kimberly is very responsive and knows how to manage Katten's internal resources to get the job done for us. She is also very good with the opposing counsels."

Chambers USA 2022
(Illinois, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) survey response

Practice Focus

  • Private equity investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Recapitalizations and reorganizations
  • Joint ventures
  • Management team representations

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