Eisel, John L.

John L. Eisel

Senior Partner
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John Eisel is Co-Chair of the Firm's Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group. John is both a lawyer and CPA. He acts as lead counsel for several private equity companies and corporate clients and is a director on a number of boards.

John Eisel is Co-Chair of the Firm's Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group. John is both a lawyer and CPA. He acts as lead counsel for several private equity companies and corporate clients and is a director on a number of boards.

John's representative experience includes:

  • Lead counsel for MVC Capital, Inc., a NYSE-listed business development company in connection with many of its acquisitions and investments commencing in 2004. John has represented MVC Capital in over 60 transactions
  • Lead counsel for Prospect Partners in an add-on acquisition by its portfolio company Owen Equipment of Legacy Equipment Company, a supplier of street sweepers, sewer cleaning equipment, refuse and mechanic trucks and snow removal equipment
  • Lead counsel for Prospect Partners in the sale of its portfolio company Owen Equipment, a specialty equipment platform providing critical infrastructure solutions to municipal, utility and commercial customers, to CenterGate Capital
  • Lead counsel for U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. (USG&E), in its acquisition by Crius Energy Trust for total consideration of $172.5 million
  • Lead counsel for Stonepoint LLC in its acquisition of Vapor Power International and National Varnish Company
  • Lead counsel for Kinsale Capital Partners, LLC, in its acquisition of Managed Packaging Systems, Inc., and Elwood Corporation
  • Lead securities and M&A counsel for Oak Technology, Inc., a formerly NASDAQ-listed company; represented the company in connection with five acquisitions; acted as lead counsel for the company in connection with its sale to Zoran, Inc., in a transaction valued at $378 million
  • Counsel for 1WorldSync Holdings, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) network, in its acquisition by Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm
  • General Counsel for the Alliance for Audited Media, a not-for-profit organization that audits the circulation of newspapers and magazines in the United States and Canada
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Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude , University of Illinois College of Law, 1974
    Order of the Coif
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Illinois, 1971
    Bronze Tablet
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1974
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Institute of Illinois Business Law
    • Certified Public Accountant
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Illinois Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2018-2019)
    • Recipient, Elijah Watt Sells Award, Illinois (1971)
Community Leadership
    • Member, Board of Directors, HCS Family Services (2010-2020); Chairman of the Board (2017-2019)
Professional History
    • Law Clerk, Justice Walter V. Schaefer, Supreme Court of Illinois (1974-1975)