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Seth M. Hemming

Seth M. Hemming

Reed Smith LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Seth is a partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office and Co-Chair of the firm's Private Equity Group. Seth has more than two decades of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Capital Markets transactions. He has acted as counsel to private equity funds, their portfolio companies, strategic acquirors, entrepreneurs and other investor groups in connection with in excess of 150 mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in a variety of industries including business services, chemicals, technology, health care, building products, branded consumer products, food, defense contracting and restaurant chains. Seth regularly acts as outside general counsel for a variety of clients. He has also represented a number of technology and other entrepreneurial companies in connection with capital raises, securities matters, corporate finance matters, licensing arrangements, development agreements and joint ventures.

For the past seven consecutive years, Seth has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the leading Corporate/ M&A lawyers in the United States. Chambers USA states "Seth Hemming is widely recognized for his impressive intellect and is praised for his thoughtful counsel and ability to come up with alternative commercial solutions." Seth is recommended in the 2013 edition of Legal 500 United States for Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the Leading Corporate/ M&A Lawyers in the United States, 2008 - 2014 
  • Recommended in the 2013 edition of Legal 500 United States for Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized as Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers & Acquisitions

Publications

  • Private Equity Newsletter Vol. I, No. 5, 2 January 2013

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
    • Co-Chair, Private Equity Group
  • 1988 - Sachnoff & Weaver (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)
    • Member, Sachnoff & Weaver, Board of Directors
    • Co-head, Sachnoff & Weaver, Private Equity Group
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