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  • Education
    • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2017
    • B.S., The Ohio State University, 2014, summa cum laude

Zeshawn Qadir focuses his practice on a variety of complex business transactions and corporate matters. Working closely with seasoned Polsinelli attorneys, Zeshawn provides a range of legal advice to help clients achieve their immediate and long-term business goals and lay the groundwork for future success. His practice primarily involves representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions and general corporate and commercial contracting matters.

Zeshawn has represented public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, private securities offerings, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, entity formation and regulatory compliance matters. He draws on experience representing clients in the insurance industry to identify solutions to legal and regulatory issues in the context of a transaction in order to minimize liability and advance the client’s business objectives.

  • Represented a multinational health service company in its sale of two subsidiaries and related transactions. We drafted and negotiated various transaction agreements, including a purchase agreement, transition services agreement and accompanying schedules, reinsurance agreements, administrative services agreements, and trust agreements.

  • Represented a financial services company in its acquisition of partnership units and negotiation with a general partner for certain rights and protections under a side letter. We drafted a membership unit purchase agreement, side letter to the partnership agreement, and joinder agreement.

  • Represented a leading global alternative investment manager in its conversion from a publicly traded Delaware partnership to a corporation.

  • Represented a private equity company in the restructuring of its portfolio company investment. We amended various transactional agreements, including the shareholders agreement, carried interest assignment agreement, subscription agreements, employment and options agreements, and drafted resolutions and investor consents.

  • Represented a mutual insurance company in its offering of $300 million in catastrophe bonds, and a reinsurance company in its offering of $250 million in catastrophe bonds.