New York, April 12, 2004 — Corporate attorney Gary R. Silverman, rec…

New York, April 12, 2004 — Corporate attorney Gary R. Silverman, recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has joined Kaye Scholer LLP ( as a partner and head of the firm’s Private Equity Practice in Chicago. At Kaye Scholer, he will continue to focus on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and venture capital and private equity transactions.

Mr. Silverman, who will maintain offices in both Chicago and New York, has managed a variety of different transactions, including numerous leveraged buyouts, venture capital and private equity transactions for Starwood Capital Group, LLC; Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; JD Holdings, LLC; Thoma Cressey Equity Partners; ABN AMRO Private Equity; Falconhead Capital LP; Goense Bounds & Partners, Starvest Partners; William Blair Capital Partners; Allstate Private Equity; Dakota Capital Partners; and others.

In announcing their new partner, Michael Solow, partner in Kaye Scholer’s Chicago office and member of the firm’s Executive Committee stated, “We are thrilled to bring someone of Gary Silverman’s caliber into our Chicago office. We continue to target growth opportunities in the Chicago office, and Gary is a big part of that strategy.” Barry Willner, Managing Partner of the firm, said, “We are eager to move forward with Gary on our side of the table, and we are proud that someone of his stature has recognized that Kaye Scholer is the firm of choice for corporate practice.”

Mr. Silverman stated, “I am excited to join with the world-class M&A and Private Equity groups at Kaye Scholer, and I look forward to continuing the expansion of those very successful practices.” Mr. Silverman has a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. from Brandeis University.


Kaye Scholer’s Corporate Group brings together lawyers throughout the firm’s nine offices with extensive experience in a broad range of corporate and finance transactions, both domestic and international. We offer clients a complete range of services in mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, corporate finance, commercial lending, structured finance and strategic alliances.

Kaye Scholer LLP, one of the largest law firms in the United States, was founded over 85 years ago in New York City. Today, the firm counts some 500 lawyers in nine offices: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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