- Chair, Corporate Law & Business Transactions - Partner
Direct: +1 312-471-2888
Cell: +1 847-373-1405
1811 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
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1401 Branding Ave
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
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Paul Morton, a co-founder of Walker Morton, has over two decades of experience structuring and negotiating transactions for large cap, middle market and emerging companies across industry groups, providing advice on transactional and non-transactional matters.
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 matters across a broad range, 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, technology developers, 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, pharmaceuticals and institutional lending.
- Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. – 1987
- Honors: Finalist, Julius Miner Moot Court Competition
- Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- B.A. – 1984
- Honors: With Distinction
- Duman Entrepreneurship/Small Business Center, Client Sponsor
- The Behavioral Health Board Project
- Executive Committee, Jewish Child and Family Services
- Board Chairman, SketchPad, Inc.
- Director, Jewish Vocational Services
- Chairman, JUF Lawyers Division Campaign