BakerHostetler Continues Strategic Growth, Adds M&A Partner in New York

Press Releases / April 25, 2022

NEW YORK — April 25, 2022

Key takeaways

  • Margaret Butler joins BakerHostetler’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s Business Practice Group and is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions team.
  • Butler uses her widespread knowledge in M&A, joint ventures, fund formation and alternative investment deals in advising institutional and strategic investors, investment funds, and family offices.
  • With extensive experience at AmLaw 100 firms and with a major investment banking firm, Butler’s arrival bolsters the M&A and corporate practice of BakerHostetler’s New York office.

Why this matters

Butler’s arrival adds significant transactional experience to BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group in New York with her work on noteworthy transactions for institutional and strategic investors, private equity and venture capital funds, and family offices. She represents clients across the investment strategy spectrum.

About Butler’s practice

Butler advises private equity and venture capital fund managers, institutional investors, and family offices on M&A, joint ventures and alternative investments. She has also led deals involving private placements, real estate development, limited partner investments, and debt and equity co-investments. In addition, Butler has counseled clients on conflicts and other governance issues for funds, corporations and other entities.

Key quote

“Margaret Butler brings exceptional credentials and great experience to our business group in New York. Through her work on numerous notable deals, her articles on transactional law and her leadership in the legal community, Margaret has demonstrated a complete grasp of corporate work and client service. We are very excited for her to join our M&A and corporate team,” said BakerHostetler Business Practice Group Chair John Allotta.

Industry and community service

In addition to client representation, Butler is active in the legal industry and community. She is a member of the M&A Committee of the New York City Bar Association and general counsel of cmorq, a Web3 company working with blockchain technology to broaden access to decentralized finance and non-fungible tokens.

Butler is also active at Columbia Business School, currently as co-president of the Hispanic Business Alumni Club and previously on the advisory board for the Private Equity Program. She also leads the Harvard Club of New York City’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

In addition, Butler is the founder of War Chest Women LLC, an organization dedicated to women’s economic empowerment, and the founder and CEO of The Ellsworth Institute, a charitable organization working to increase youth access to sports.

Butler earned her juris doctor degree from Columbia Law School and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She earned a BA in social studies from Harvard University.

Key quote

“A lawyer as talented as Margaret Butler is always a welcome addition. When that new partner is also a leader in their field as well as in the community, that makes them an extraordinary addition. We are thrilled to have Margaret join us in New York,” said George Stamboulidis, BakerHostetler’s New York office’s managing partner.

For more information on BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group, visit Connect with us on Twitter at @BakerHostetler or on LinkedIn at @BakerHostetler@JohnAllotta@GeorgeStamboulidis and @MargaretButler.


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