Boston, April 6 2016 – Sidley Austin LLP announced today that David P. Kreisler has joined the firm as a partner in its Boston office. As a member of Sidley’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice, Mr. Kreisler will advise clients on a range of private equity matters, with a focus on fund formation.

Mr. Kreisler regularly advises private equity sponsors and their investment funds in connection with their organization and administration, including the acquisition, disposition and financing of their portfolio companies. He also represents institutional investors regarding investment transactions involving private equity funds, and has been involved in the acquisition of private equity firms and money managers. In addition, Mr. Kreisler counsels clients on the formation of limited and general partnerships and limited liability companies.

“David’s extensive experience advising clients on private equity fund formation issues aligns with our focus on expanding our private equity capabilities globally, and especially in Boston, which is a key financial market for us,” said Bob Buhlman, partner in Sidley’s Boston office.

“David is a very thoughtful and collegial practitioner who will fit right into our culture of collaboration and teamwork,” said Jack Pirozzolo, partner in the firm’s Boston office. “We are looking forward to having him join us as we continue to expand our Boston office.”

Mr. Kreisler has spoken and written on a variety of topics related to private investment funds and has been recognized for achievements in his field. Mr. Kreisler was ranked by Chambers Global for Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation and Chambers USA for Private Equity: Fund Formation. He was also ranked by The Legal 500 US for Private Equity Funds.

“David is an exciting addition to our global practice, bringing an impressively high level of knowledge and experience about the private equity and fund formation space to our already well-rounded group of lawyers in this area,” said Michael Schmidtberger, co-leader of Sidley’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice and managing partner of the firm’s New York office. “A lawyer of David’s talent and skill set will immediately put him in high demand with clients.”

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