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Margaret Butler

Margaret Butler

M&A and Private Funds Lawyer

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY, NJ
Columbia University School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Margaret Isa Butler has been doing deals for two decades, as a partner at an Am Law 100 law firm and as an investment banker. Her focus is on M&A, joint ventures, and alternative investments. Margaret represents private equity fund managers, institutional investors, and family offices across the investment strategy spectrum.
Margaret is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and has been published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She taught a Lawline CLE course, "Anatomy of an M&A Transaction," that has received thousands of rave reviews. She is an appointed member of the M&A Committee of the New York City Bar
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18
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"As the former President and Chief Operating Officer of UBS Investment Bank, I have interacted with many lawyers over the course of my career, and Margaret ranks among the very best. I worked directly with Margaret to execute an infrastructure transaction that featured a tight timeline, difficult characters, and more twists and turns than I can count, in addition to legal and structural challenges. Margaret’s deal instincts were on point, her judgment was excellent, and her execution was seamless. She led a large team of lawyers but also personally understood every aspect of the transaction. She distilled the important issues for me, communicated them very effectively, and took responsibility for eliminating roadblocks."

Private Equity Transaction
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"As the former President and Chief Operating Officer of UBS Investment Bank, I have interacted with many lawyers over the course of my career, and Margaret ranks among the very best. I worked directly with Margaret to execute an infrastructure transaction that featured a tight timeline, difficult characters, and more twists and turns than I can count, in addition to legal and structural challenges. Margaret’s deal instincts were on point, her judgment was excellent, and her execution was seamless. She led a large team of lawyers but also personally understood every aspect of the transaction. She distilled the important issues for me, communicated them very effectively, and took responsibility for eliminating roadblocks."

Private Equity Transaction
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Ice Miller

Partner

Apr 2018 - Present

• Represented independent sponsors on capital raising and acquisitions
• Advised on conflicts and other governance issues for funds, corporations, and other entities
• Counseled family offices and institutional LPs with respect to business and investments

Apr 2018 - Present

Greenberg Traurig

Partner; Of Counsel

Jan 2013 - Mar 2018

• Ran public company M&A deals, including $1.8B sale of Gentiva Health to Kindred
• Led fund mergers and acquisitions, such as the sale of AREA Property Partners to Ares

Jan 2013 - Mar 2018

Schulte Roth

Associate

Apr 2010 - Dec 2012

• Led execution of private equity transactions (acquisitions, co-investments, restructurings)
• Negotiated real estate joint ventures, including the JV to develop $20+ Hudson Yards in NYC

Apr 2010 - Dec 2012

Jefferies

Investment Banker

Aug 2007 - Jan 2010

• Designed dynamic financial models
• Performed valuations of investments, including for delivery of fairness opinions
• Prepared PPMs, teasers, pitchbooks, market analyses, and other marketing materials
• Negotiated engagement letters and non-disclosure agreements

Aug 2007 - Jan 2010

Wachtell Lipton

Associate

Oct 2002 - Jul 2007

• Managed fund formation start-to-finish, such as $10B Apollo VI and $8B Warburg Pincus IX
• Represented public companies in connection with takeovers and shareholder activism.

Oct 2002 - Jul 2007

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