Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Brett R. Valentyn to its Corporate & Transactional Practice Group as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Madison office.
Valentyn brings to Michael Best a breadth of corporate and transactional experience and distinguished expertise in mergers and acquisition transactions. Valentyn joins Michael Best from Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, where he first joined as a summer associate in 2015 and returned as a full-time associate in 2016. He was subsequently elevated to managing associate in January 2022. Valentyn was a member of Sidley’s M&A and Private Equity Practice Group, advising clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets and other transactional and contractual matters. Valentyn’s M&A and private equity experience includes advising clients on the buy-side and sell-side of transactions, for small-cap to large-cap companies, across a diverse group of industries.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brett to our growing team in Madison,” said Amy O. Bruchs, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Madison office. “Having grown up in the Madison area and receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees here in Madison, Brett has great ties to the city and the state of Wisconsin.”
“Brett’s successful history in advising clients on transactional matters has him well-positioned to flourish at Michael Best,” said Jason Rogers, Chair of the Corporate & Transactional Practice Group. "Brett’s impressive background in transactional law will only strengthen our already deep bench of talented and business-minded private equity and M&A attorneys. I’m confident Brett will make a wonderful addition to our Corporate & Transactional Practice Group.”
Valentyn received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a double major in Finance, Investment & Banking and Real Estate & Urban Land Economics. He subsequently earned his J.D., magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School.