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Jason D. Osborn

Winston & Strawn LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Jason focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He has extensive experience representing well-known financial firms in a variety of complex business transactions and business development strategies.

Jason Osborn counsels clients on their business development strategies and regularly represents private equity funds and public and private companies in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, joint ventures, divestures, private financings, recapitalizations, and restructurings. He also regularly advises clients on corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate matters. His experience spreads across a wide range of industries such as health care, financial services, retail and consumer products, and manufacturing.


  • Represented a specialty media publisher in its sale to three separate strategic buyers.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its recapitalization of a company in the learning services industry.
  • Represented a multisite behavioral healthcare company in connection with an investment by a private equity fund.
  • Represented a proprietary trading firm in its sale to a strategic buyer.

Some of the experience represented here may have been handled at a previous firm.


  • Legal 500 US, M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle Market (2016-2017)
  • The M&A Advisor, Emerging Leader (2016)


  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board Member, Changing Worlds
  • Executive Board Member and Corresponding Secretary, Central Lake View Neighbors (2012-2015)


Jason received his B.A. from New York University and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.


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