Kevin M. Schmidt

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Kevin M. Schmidt

Kevin M. Schmidt

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Kevin Schmidt is a corporate partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and is Co-Head of the firm's Private Equity Group. He has worked extensively on acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, including cross-border transactions for both private equity and corporate clients. Mr. Schmidt is recognized as a leading lawyer for mergers and acquisitions in the private equity sector by Chambers USA (2013), where sources say that he is “smart, efficient and thoughtful.” He is recommended by Chambers Global (2014) for private equity buyouts and The Legal 500 US (2013) for M&A mega-deals and private equity buyouts. He is also recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by IFLR1000 (2014) and was named a 2014 M&A client service “all-star” in a nationwide in house counsel survey published by BTI Consulting.

Mr. Schmidt has spoken at a variety of seminars regarding recurring M&A issues. He is a contributing author of The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report. He is also the author of “Defining the Terms," The Deal, "Big Game Hunting,” The Deal and “Navigating Conflicts on Boards of Portfolio Companies,” The Corporate Governance Advisor. Mr. Schmidt is a regular contributor to programs at the Practicing Law Institute.

Mr. Schmidt joined Debevoise in 1994 and became a partner in 2002. He received his J.D. with high honors from Rutgers School of Law in 1994, where he was Order of the Coif, and his B.A. summa cum laude from Jersey City State College in 1989.

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Kevin M. Schmidt
Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Education
Juris Doctorate with High Honors, Order of the Coif
Class of 1994
Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude
Class of 1989

New Jersey City University (NJCU) is a public university in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. It is a member of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities. New Jersey City University is a fully recognized and accredited university.

Career History
Partner
1994 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts was established in 1969 and is the pioneer in arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artist and arts organizations. VLA believes that individual artists and arts organizations deserve access to dedicated legal representation and advocacy to ensure that their voices are heard and that their interests are protected. VLA also believes that the arts community should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their work. To achieve these goals, VLA serves the arts community through 3 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education; and Advocacy.

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Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP purchase Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. from Kelso & Co. LP

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Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP purchase PowerTeam Services LLC from Kelso & Co. LP

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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. - Rhode Island, Citizens Bank NA purchase Franklin American Mortgage Co.

Awards & Honors
2012
The Legal 500
2012
Chambers Global
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