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Paul K. Morton

Paul K. Morton

+1 312-471-2888

Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Suite 4700
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6710
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Paul Morton, a co-founder of Walker Morton, has decades of experience structuring and negotiating transactions for large cap, middle market and emerging companies across multiple industry groups, providing advice in transactional and non-transactional contexts.

Matters on which Paul regularly provides advice include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, start-up organization and development, private placements, intellectual property licensing, distribution and supply contracts, management compensation and equity arrangements, partnership and stockholder agreements, inbound foreign investment, and the mediation and arbitration of commercial disputes.

Paul serves as outside general counsel to numerous clients, addressing a broad range of subjects, including corporate development, acquisitions, management compensation, restructurings and, on occasion, crisis management. Representative clients include investment management firms, financial sponsors, institutional investors, family offices, manufacturers and other operating companies, senior executives, high net worth individuals, foundations and non-profits. Industry groups in which Paul’s clients participate include financial services, healthcare and financial technology, healthcare services, medical device, consumer products and industrial machinery manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and institutional lending.

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers 2019
  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2015;
  • Member, Winning Team, "Cross Border Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year" for the AgFeed Industries sale of assets to Ningbo Tech Bank, TriOak Foods and Smithfield/Murphy, Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, 2014;
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting, Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Community Involvement:

  • Executive Committee, Jewish Child and Family Services
  • Chairman of the Board, SketchPad Inc.
  • Jewish United Fund, Chairman, Lawyers Division Campaign
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  • Premier Lawyers Of America

office location

Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Suite 4700
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6710

Phone: 312-471-2900
Fax: 312-471-6001
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