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Kimberly T. Smith

Kimberly T. Smith

Paul Hastings LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Kimberly T. Smith is of counsel in the Corporate practice at Paul Hastings in the Chicago office. Ms. Smith has extensive experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures and day-to-day legal needs. She also regularly counsels strategic investors and business owners with respect to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Smith provides general corporate counseling to companies in a wide variety of industries, and she advises executives in compensation and equity related matters. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Smith was a partner at a multinational law firm.

Recent Representations

  • Sale to ACON Investments of Suzo-Happ Group, a manufacturer and distributor of gaming and amusement parts
  • Acquisition by Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company of Dentistry for Children, Pickron Orthodontics and The Children's Dental Center of Atlanta
  • Acquisition by Pfingsten Partners of Dynapower Company, a designer and manufacturer of AC and DC power supplies, energy management systems and power transformers
  • Sale to SAP America of Syclo, a provider of enterprise mobile applications and technologies
  • Acquisition by On Services of Power Protection Unlimited, a provider of critical power services
  • Sale to Managed Healthcare Associates of The MED Group, a home medical equipment GPO
  • Acquisition by ATI Physical Therapy of a number of physical therapy practices

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Pocket MBA:  Finance for Lawyers - Capital Structure Considerations
  • Structuring Management Incentive Equity Programs in Private Equity Transactions
  • Structuring Ownership and Choice of Entity in Private Equity Transactions
  • The Law Project:  A Guide to Starting Your Business
  • PE Manager Exclusive: How are GPs paying their top portfolio execs?

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Active supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and former executive officer of its Guild Board
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998 (On the editorial board of the American Criminal Law Review and published an article that was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1995 (summa cum laude, selected for the Bronze Tablet)

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