Private Equity Counsel Timothy Castelli Named One of the Most Talented Attorneys Under Age 40 in Illinois

Rankings & Awards
September 21, 2018

Timothy Castelli, a counsel in Ropes & Gray’s corporate, private equity transactions and mergers & acquisitions practice groups, has been recognized by the Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in the Law Bulletin’s “Forty under 40”: Class of 2018. The list recognizes “the most talented young attorneys in Illinois.” Mr. Castelli, 34, is known for his nimble and creative approach on deals to achieve exceptional results and is regarded by clients as being a very strong and pragmatic negotiator. Representative clients include Baring Private Equity Asia, Cressey & Company, Gauge Capital, Mitsubishi Bank, GHO Capital, McNally Capital and ConvaTec Inc.

A partner with Cressey & Company LP said, “Over the course of our long working relationship, his demonstrated expertise with private equity transactions and his knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences sectors has inspired confidence when having him on our side. He’s certainly helped us turn some challenging deals into fantastic opportunities, which is one of the best things you can say about a transactional lawyer.”

Neill Jakobe, Ropes & Gray managing partner for the Chicago office and an Industry Group Leader for private equity, said, “Tim has been with us since the beginning of the office and has been a core part of the relationships and practice we have built over the last several years. He is an outstanding lawyer, person and colleague, and I can’t think of someone more deserving of this recognition.”

At Ropes & Gray, Mr. Castelli primarily focuses his practice on transactional matters, representing private equity firms and public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, refinancing’s and other investments. He regularly advises strategic investors, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on add-on acquisitions, dispositions, general corporate governance matters and management compensation, and equity arrangements.

Mr. Castelli’s “Forty Under 40” profile is available here.