Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Daniel E. Larkin to the Corporate department in Chicago. Larkin joins from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, where he was a partner in its Chicago and London offices.
With nearly 40 years of cross-border transactional experience, Larkin’s practice focuses on asset-backed transactions and financings, and he advises corporations on commercial contracts, private equity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, structured financings, public-private partnerships, capital sourcing, privatizations, development projects, securitizations and restructurings.
He represents clients in a multitude of industries including, hospitality, real estate, energy, transport, construction, consumer products and retail, and media and entertainment.
“Dan is an exceptional talent with unmatched mid-market and cross-border transactional skills,” said Steven Meier, chair of Seyfarth’s Corporate department. “He has built a substantial practice, earning a stellar reputation for his particular work in hospitality transactions and related finance matters. Dan is an entrepreneur and we are excited to see him expand his unique capabilities on the firm’s global platform.”
A current board member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, Larkin regularly publishes articles on business and other transactional issues connected to the hospitality industry. His robust hospitality practice encompasses real estate, finance, hotel management, consumer goods and related areas, and involves inbound and outbound cross-border investments and financings.
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“Dan brings with him a proven track record and strong client relationships. He is a natural fit for the firm and an ideal addition to our growing corporate team in Chicago,” said Amanda Sonneborn, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Chicago office.
“Dan’s transactional expertise is quite rare, allowing him to handle complex corporate matters both locally and on the international stage. He is a highly valuable resource to clients and colleagues alike, and we’re lucky to have him,” said Cory Hirsch, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Chicago office.
A frequent speaker at financial and educational industry conferences, Larkin earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago and received his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Larkin is also a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales. He is fluent in English, French and German.
“We are very much looking forward to integrating Dan’s substantial cross-border transactional experience into our international corporate and commercial practice,” said Darren Gardner, chair of Seyfarth’s International practice.
With over 100 lawyers, Seyfarth’s Corporate department represents clients spanning many industries in a myriad of legal issues and provides guidance on key decisions that determine long-term success in today’s highly competitive, high-speed business environment. The department focuses on areas such as mergers and acquisitions, securities, investment management, corporate counseling, commercial transactions, financing, international business and tax planning.