Two Partners Named to Crain’s Chicago Notable Rising Stars in Law
Private equity partner Tim Castelli and litigation & enforcement partner Tim Farrell were named to Crain’s Chicago’s Notable Rising Stars in Law for 2021. They were included among a group of Chicago-based attorneys practicing in private transactions, M&A, finance and litigation, among others areas.
Crain’s Chicago recognized Tim Castelli for his work in representing McNally Capital in the sale of ITS Logistics, GHO Capital in its acquisition of Velocity Clinical Research, and Vistria Group and Excellere Partners in their investment in SCA Pharmaceuticals. “Tim combines an exhaustive knowledge of the law with a nimble and creative approach to problem solving that resonates with clients,” private equity partner Neill P. Jakobe told Crain’s. The profile notes that Tim serves on the firm’s associate development committee and participates in its diversity mentorship program.
Tim Farrell was recognized by Crain’s for his work representing Duff & Phelps in Sears Holdings’ post-bankruptcy adversary proceeding brought by unsecured creditors. He won relief for juveniles subjected to unconstitutional mechanical restraints and solitary confinement at Iowa Boys State Training School. Tim was also among a core group of Ropes & Gray partners who gained expertise in the litigation and regulatory risks around the CARES Act passed in the wake of the pandemic and advised clients on issues around PPP loan funding.