CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce new expansion of its New York office with the addition of Christopher A. Pesch as a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.
Mr. Pesch helps Freeborn continue to grow and enhance the firm’s practice and industry focus areas in New York since that office was formed in March 2016 through the combination with New York City firm Hargraves, McConnell & Costigan P.C., with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance law.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to Freeborn’s New York office where he adds breadth and depth to our current team of attorneys including a number of top insurance and reinsurance practitioners,” said Daniel Hargraves, the Managing Partner of Freeborn’s New York office. “Chris has been a leader in corporate and securities law for many years and his knowledge and experience will be great assets for the diverse business clients we serve.”
Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell added, “Chris enhances the scope and caliber of services that we provide to our clients from New York. As a former Chicago practitioner, he also brings insights and leadership that will benefit our corporate clients across all Freeborn’s offices.”
With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Mr. Pesch focuses his practice in a broad range of general corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance with federal securities laws, public offerings, corporate governance, and general commercial transactions. He has represented diverse businesses of all sizes, including publicly and closely held corporations, in the areas of corporate finance, securities, and business organization. In addition, he has represented purchasers and sellers in a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures.
Most recently, Mr. Pesch was a partner and served as chair of the Corporate and Securities practice at PIB Law. Previously, he also served as chief legal officer for former insurance industry technology and outsourcing solutions provider Patriot National, Inc.
Mr. Pesch received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (cum laude) and his Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College.
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