Raam S. Jani is a partner of the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. He focuses his practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity/emerging companies. Additionally, Raam has participated in various International transactions.
Raam has experience in a wide range of transactions, business ventures and general corporate matters and regularly represents a number of private equity funds in leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations. He also represents a number of privately held corporations, including private equity portfolio companies, in connection with a variety of corporate matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, compliance matters and executive compensation. His public company experience includes representation of a company in connection with its initial public offering and various acquisitions and divestitures.
Raam has also advised clients in connection with numerous international transactions including advising clients in connection with a U.S.-Chinese joint venture, the sale of a division of a public company with operations in Asia and Europe and certain private company transactions involving varying levels of cross-border expertise. He was a summer clerk with a law firm in Mumbai, India, and studied international law through a U.S.-based law school program held at Jimei University in Xiamen, China.
Raam is also committed to providing pro bono legal services to those in need including helping several nonprofit entities gain tax-exempt status and register as charitable organizations, helping low-income individuals purchase their first homes and assisting with the preparation of wills and basic estate planning documents.
Prior to attending law school, Raam worked in investment banking with a bulge-bracket investment banking firm.
Raam is admitted to the bar in the state of Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.