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Jeffrey K. Ekeberg advises clients on a wide array of tax matters with a focus on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including the planning and structuring of mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts, joint venture and debt and equity issuances.

Capabilities

Tax

Experience

  • Part of a team that represented an affiliate of The Carlyle Group in connection with an investment in Tillman Infrastructure, a leading privately held cell tower platform in the United States.
  • Represented Carrick Capital Partners in connection with its Series B Investment in Bishop Fox. Bishop Fox provides offensive security solutions ranging from continuous penetration testing, red teaming, and attack surface management to product, cloud and application security assessments.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC and GCM Grosvenor, as joint sponsors, in connection with their acquisition of Hallcon Corporation from Canadian private equity firm Novacap. Hallcon is the leading North American provider of mission-critical transportation services and infrastructure for a broad range of customers including railroads, universities, airports, hospitals and health care systems, public transit, technology and industrial companies, and other large employers seeking custom transportation solutions.
  • Part of a team that represented an affiliate of The Carlyle Group in connection with the acquisition of Involta, LLC, a leading regional U.S. data center and hybrid infrastructure company.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of StateServ Medical, the leading durable medical equipment (DME) benefit management company supporting hospices and other post-acute care providers in the United States.
  • Represented buyers, sellers and investors in numerous private equity, merger, and acquisition transactions ranging from several million dollars to several billion dollars for clients including: Madison Dearborn Partners, Arsenal Capital Partners, Cressey & Company, ParkerGale Capital and Union Park Capital.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Ekeberg prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2022
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Tax - U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2008
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor, University of Illinois Law Review
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2005
Admissions
  • Illinois