Lathrop Gage M&A Lawyers Earn High Distinction in Cross-Border M&A Rankings


The Practical Law Company's 2010-11 Cross-border Handbooks series has recently been released, and Lathrop Gage is one of a select number of Kansas City firms featured in the Mergers & Acquisitions edition. The practice group is tabbed a "highly recommended" firm, and Kansas City attorneys Joseph Medved, Nancy Roush, and Carl Struby are all included as "endorsed" practitioners in the field.

Lathrop Gage’s mergers & acquisitions practice represents a broad range of clients -- acquirers, sellers, targets, financial advisors, special committees, equity investors, private equity investors, shareholder groups -- in connection with the complete spectrum of merger and acquisition transactions. With a team recognized by publications like Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America as leaders in the field, The group possesses significant experience in domestic and international transactions involving both publicly owned and privately held businesses in many different industries.

Transactions handled by the firm regularly include sophisticated mergers, stock or asset purchases and leveraged buyouts, and contested matters like tender offers, proxy fights and other transactions involving changes in corporate control. Lathrop Gage has also handled recapitalizations and restructurings, including spin-offs, divestitures and other methods for maximizing value.

Mr. Medved specializes in mergers and acquisitions; corporate finance; and business transactions. He has represented clients in numerous transactions in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, including asset purchases and sales, stock purchases and sales, mergers, joint ventures, bank financings, tender offers, public and private stock offerings, and public and private debt offerings. Mr. Struby serves as securities counsel to many of the firm's publicly reporting clients, and works with clients who are acquiring or selling businesses and in a variety of other commercial contexts. He also has served as special counsel to independent board committees in sale of control contexts. Ms. Roush has 30 years of experience in the practice of law and concentrates her practice in the areas of business planning and estate planning, and has gained particular expertise in the area of professional firms and privately-owned businesses.

PLC Cross-border Handbooks are multi-jurisdictional guides that draw on the editorial expertise of PLC Cross-border and the research experience of their PLC Which lawyer? Ranking. Each Handbook is dedicated to a particular legal topic or industry and includes transnational feature articles, and analysis and profiles of leading practitioners. More information can be obtained at PLC's web site.

About Lathrop Gage:
A leading Midwest-based law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has approximately 300 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2009, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and labor and employment teams among the best in the Midwest. For more information, visit