Stacey T. Kern

Of Counsel

Stacey T. Kern focuses her practice on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and general corporate matters. She represents financial sponsors, public companies and privately held companies in connection with domestic and international transactions across a broad range of industries.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Public companies
  • Restructurings
  • Distressed transactions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Shortlisted, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "Best in Private Equity," 2017-2018
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, "Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law," 2017
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1996
    • Board of Editors, Cornell Law Review

  • M.A., Duke University, 1993
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Duke University, 1992
  • Illinois