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Keven G. Chin

Associate

Education

Northwestern University, J.D., 2014, Business Enterprise Concentration Certificate

Texas A&M University, B.A., 2008, cum laude 

Admissions

Illinois 

Texas

Keven understands his clients’ strategic goals and delivers tailored results. In his early years of practice, he worked on-site at a prominent private equity firm where he gained practical experience and built enduring relationships by collaborating with investment teams and portfolio company leadership in planning and executing acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. Clients and colleagues alike value his ability to leverage his experience to connect people to others within his network and to provide practical and effective legal counsel.

Today, Keven continues to focus his practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling. He represents private equity funds, family offices and businesses in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, recapitalizations, and restructuring. In addition, he has assisted private funds in navigating the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. His clients operate in a variety of industries, including financial services, entertainment and media, technology, health care, retail, transportation and logistics, education, and industrial services. Keven has particular experience with private equity, merger and acquisition, financing and restructuring transactions in the heavily-regulated for-profit health care and education industries, where he has served as second-chair in numerous private transactions involving complex federal and state regulatory considerations.

Prior to law school, Keven led the turnaround of an American Red Cross outpost. Under the guidance of the chapter’s board of directors, he honed his skills working with local government officials, community leaders, Red Cross staff and volunteers, as well as the communities they served.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Chair: Chicago Bar Association, Commercial Finance & Transactions Committee, 2016 - 2018
  • Board of Directors: Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Chicago, 2015 - Present; Friends of the Windows Conservancy, 2015 - Present
  • Chinese American Bar Association: Member; Board of Directors (2017-2018)
  • Member: Decalogue Society of Lawyers; Lawyers for the Creative Arts; Legal Network for Gender Equity 

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented a sponsor-backed education provider in its acquisition of a regional daycare and early childhood education provider based in the Northeast. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents; managed all aspects of legal diligence.
  • Represented a sponsor-backed education provider in its acquisition of a regional daycare and early childhood education provider based in the Southeast. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents; managed all aspects of legal diligence.
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in its platform acquisition of two international online secondary education providers. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents; managed all aspects of legal diligence.
  • Represented a sponsor-backed education provider in its acquisition of a regional daycare and early childhood education provider based in the Northeast. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents; managed all aspects of legal diligence.
  • Represented a sponsor-backed dental services organization (DSO) and independent dental practice in acquisition of the clinical and non-clinical assets of a regional dental and orthodontia practice based on the West Coast. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of transaction documents, including asset purchase agreement, employment agreements and rollover equity documents and lease amendments.
  • Represented a sponsor-backed management services organization (MSO) and independent ophthalmology practice in a series of acquisitions of regional eye care providers based in the Midwest. Managed closing checklist, served as primary drafter of and drafted all transaction documents, including asset purchase agreement and lease.
  • Represented private equity sponsor in its platform acquisition of a major daycare and early childhood education provider. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents; managed all aspects of legal diligence.
  • Represented sponsor-backed management services organization (MSO) and independent dental and oral surgery practice in acquisition of regional oral and maxillofacial surgery practices based in the Southwestern United States. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents, including purchase agreement, employment agreements, rollover equity documents, administrative services agreements, continuity planning agreements, and lease amendments.
  • Represented independent private equity sponsor in its platform acquisition of a regional franchisee based in the Midwest. Managed closing checklist and served as primary drafter of all transaction documents, including letter of intent, asset purchase agreements, seller notes, real estate documents, and other ancillary documents. Participated in negotiation with seller; performed due diligence and drafted diligence report; advised on formation of investment entities and drafted advisory services agreement for GP entity.
  • Represented an independent sponsor in securing equity financing from co-investors, drafting term sheet, private placement memorandum and subscription documents.
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company in repurchasing equity from co-investor; drafted unit purchase agreement and note.
  • Represented a private investor group in making debt investment in distressed consumer goods company; participated in negotiation; drafted convertible note.
  • Represented VC-backed marketing technology company in “acqui hire” transaction of another VC-backed company; performed due diligence, drafted all documentation, including intellectual property asset purchase agreement, software license, warrant agreement, employment agreements, and incentive equity agreements.
  • Represented co-investor in a financing of a specialty foods company.

Presentations & Events

  • Topics in Franchise M&A
    Chicago Bar Association, October 2017
  • Impact of New Lease Accounting Standards on Debt Covenants
    Chicago Bar Association, March 2017
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements in Mergers & Acquisitions 
    Chicago Bar Association, October 2016