Daily News: March 22, 2012

Owen Joins Perkins Coie’s Business Practice in Chicago

Perkins Coie announced that Michael Owen has joined as partner in the firm’s Business practice in Chicago. He joined the firm from K&L Gates.

Owen focuses his practice on a wide variety of debt finance and restructuring transactions for banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, and public and closely held companies. His practice includes acquisition finance, private equity backed leveraged buyouts and dividend recaps, first lien/second lien deals, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, structured loan participations and distressed debt acquisition. He also works on equity co-investments, warrants and convertible notes.

“We are excited to have Mike join our expanding Chicago office,” said Chris Wilson, Chicago office managing partner. “He has an extensive debt financing practice that will be a tremendous asset to our clients and the firm nationally.”

Owen has wide-ranging experience in the media and telecommunications industry, having structured and negotiated credit facilities for radio and television broadcasters, media buyers, advertising companies, publishers, direct mail businesses and internet lead generation.

Owen earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Banking and Finance Law.

Founded in 1912 in Seattle, Perkins Coie has more than 800 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, China and Taiwan.