Adam R. Skilken

Partner

Chicago
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Overview

Adam Skilken focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling. Adam has represented both public and private companies across a wide range of industries. He has significant experience working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies, handling acquisitions, dispositions, corporate finance, joint ventures and strategic investments. Adam has also represented both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy and restructuring transactions.

Select Experience

  • Represented Sterling Partners in the sale of Cornerstone Records Management to Iron Mountain Information Management; also represented Sterling Partners in the initial acquisition of Cornerstone and over 20 add-on acquisitions.
  • Represented a portfolio company of GTCR in the disposition of various telecommunications assets.
  • Represented the estate of Kevin McClory in the sale of intellectual property rights in the James Bond film franchise to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Danjaq, LLC.
  • Provides general corporate counseling to portfolio companies of Sterling Partners and GTCR.
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Experience

  • Represented Sterling Partners in the sale of Cornerstone Records Management to Iron Mountain Information Management; also represented Sterling Partners in the initial acquisition of Cornerstone and over 20 add-on acquisitions.
  • Represented a portfolio company of GTCR in the disposition of various telecommunications assets.
  • Represented the estate of Kevin McClory in the sale of intellectual property rights in the James Bond film franchise to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Danjaq, LLC.
  • Provides general corporate counseling to portfolio companies of Sterling Partners and GTCR.
  • Represented a publicly traded U.S. company in the acquisition of a multinational consumer products division.
  • Assisted with the restructuring of multiple portfolio companies on behalf of a Chicago-based private equity firm.
  • Represented a publicly traded medical device company in the acquisition of the surgical products division of a multinational diversified industrial company.
  • Assisted in the acquisition of a heavy equipment manufacturer on behalf of a non-U.S. private equity firm.
  • Negotiated disposition of an industrial manufacturing and distribution business on behalf of a Chicago-based private equity firm.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Region of the Children's Hunger Alliance.
  • Provides general counseling to the Equipment Managers Association of the National Basketball Association.

Admissions

  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2000, Articles Editor for the Law Review
  • M.B.A., Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 2000
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1995, cum laude