Attorneys Mercedes M. Jackson and Bradley J. Wallace Join Fredrikson & Byron

February 25, 2014

Fredrikson & Byron adds depth to its Private Equity practice with the addition of Mercedes M. Jackson and Bradley J. Wallace. Jackson, a former partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, joins the firm as an officer in the Private Equity and Bank & Finance Groups. Wallace was most recently at Perkins Coie in Denver and joins the firm as a senior associate also in the Private Equity and Bank & Finance Groups.

“Mercedes’s and Bradley’s experience will enhance our growing private equity practice and help us maintain our strong focus on client service,” said Sean Kearney, co-chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group.

Jackson specializes in debt finance transactions and advises clients on compliance matters under financing and corporate governance documents. Jackson represents corporate borrowers, private equity groups and financial institutions in connection with secured and unsecured commercial lending transactions, including acquisition financings, senior, second-lien and mezzanine financings, secured bond offerings, debt restructuring and debtor-in-possession financings.

Wallace’s practice focuses on the representation of senior lenders, subordinated lenders and borrowers in connection with domestic and international acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, workouts, debt restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, structured financings and intercreditor issues. He also has extensive experience advising strategic buyers and sellers and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and growth equity financings.

Fredrikson & Byron’s Private Equity Group has built a reputation as a go-to law firm for national and regional private equity funds seeking representation in middle market M&A transactions and day-to-day representation of portfolio companies. The group of over 30 attorneys provides clients with a valued-focused approach and superior client service.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet”. Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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