Michael Owen Joins Perkins Coie's Business Practice in Chicago
CHICAGO (March 19, 2012) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Michael Owen has joined as Partner in the firm's Business practice in Chicago. He joins the firm from K&L Gates.
Owen focuses his practice on a wide variety of debt finance and restructuring transactions for banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, and public and closely-held companies. His practice includes acquisition finance, private-equity-backed leveraged buyouts and dividend recaps, first lien/second lien deals, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, structured loan participations and distressed debt acquisition. He also works on equity co-investments, warrants and convertible notes.
"We are excited to have Mike join our expanding Chicago office," said Chris Wilson, Chicago Office Managing Partner. "He has an extensive debt financing practice that will be a tremendous asset to our clients and the firm nationally."
Owen has wide-ranging experience in the media and telecommunications industry, having structured and negotiated credit facilities for radio and television broadcasters, media buyers, advertising companies, publishers, direct mail businesses and internet lead generation.
“Perkins Coie's technology and private equity practices are a great complement to my debt finance and restructuring practice," said Owen. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join my many friends at this highly ranked, well-managed and profitable organization.”
Owen earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Banking and Finance Law.
Owen is the 12th attorney to join the Chicago office this year, together with Partners Matthew Carmody, Jim Carroll, Timothy Carroll, Dan Coyne, Steve Ducommun, Marcelo Halpern and Jose Lopez; Of Counsel Christine Biebel; and Associates Steven Lubezny, Christopher O'Malley and Anne Pansard. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Perkins Coie's Chicago office.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.