Imad I. Qasim

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Imad I. Qasim

Imad I. Qasim

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Biography

IMAD I. QASIM is a partner based in Sidley’s Chicago office. His principal areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities offerings, and private equity and joint ventures transactions.
Mr. Qasim has played a major role in a large number of public company transactions including:

Equity Office Properties’ acquisition by The Blackstone Group;
Tellabs’ acquisition of Advanced Fibre Communications;
Kimberly Clark’s acquisition of Tecnol Medical Products;
True North Communications’ acquisition by Interpublic Group;
Fred Meyer’s acquisition of Quality Food Centers;
Mercantile Bancorporation’s acquisition of Mark Twain Bancshares;
Clear Channel Communications’ acquisition of Jacor Communications;
Electronic Payment Services’ acquisition by Concord EFS;
The Cherry family’s acquisition of The Cherry Corporation;
Marshall & Ilsley’s sponsored spin-off of Metavante Technologies; and
Kimberly-Clark’s spin-off of Neenah Paper.

He regularly advises public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance and securities law matters.

Mr. Qasim has extensive private equity and joint venture experience, including investments by strategic investors in public and private companies and the formation and organization of a number of large industry consortiums and B2B exchanges.

Mr. Qasim is regularly recognized in Chambers America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, PLC Which Lawyer?, and The International Who’s Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions. He has also been named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2009 by BTI Consulting. Mr. Qasim is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters.


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
American Bar Association
Board of Directors of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Board of Trustees of Hamilton College


Practices

M&A and Private Equity
Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation
Securities

Admissions & Certifications

Illinois, 1987
New York, 1983

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
(J.D., 1982)
Hamilton College
(A.B., 1979, with honors)

Languages

Arabic
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June 8, 2012
186 Sidley Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
June 13, 2011
171 Sidley Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
June 15, 2010
163 Sidley Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for 2010
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
February 16, 2010
Four Sidley Lawyers Named as 2010 BTI Client Service All-Stars by BTI Consulting Group
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
June 22, 2009
151 Sidley Lawyers Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for 2009
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
March 24, 2009
BTI Consulting Group Names Eight Sidley Partners to 2009 Client Service All-Star Team
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
June 18, 2008
138 Sidley Lawyers Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for 2008
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
July 9, 2007
109 Sidley Lawyers Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for 2007
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases
February 14, 2007
Sidley Austin LLP Represents EOP in the Largest Leveraged Buyout Transaction in History
Sidley Press Releases
June 20, 2006
95 Sidley Lawyers Included in 2006 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Achievements
Sidley Press Releases

Overview
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Number of Boards

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Number of Awards

3

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Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1982

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

AB with Honors
Class of 1979

Hamilton College is a private, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. Founded as an academy in 1793, it was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812 in honor of inaugural trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its coordinate sister school Kirkland College.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Boards & Committees
Charter Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Hamilton College is a private, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. Founded as an academy in 1793, it was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812 in honor of inaugural trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its coordinate sister school Kirkland College.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2018

Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Member, Council of Regents
Tenure Unconfirmed

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2017

Hamilton College is a private, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. Founded as an academy in 1793, it was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812 in honor of inaugural trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its coordinate sister school Kirkland College.

$10K - $25K
2016

Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

$5,000 - $10K
2016

Hamilton College is a private, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. Founded as an academy in 1793, it was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812 in honor of inaugural trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its coordinate sister school Kirkland College.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

$250
2012

Senior Advisor for International Education at The United States Agency for International Development

Transactions
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Eversource Energy purchases Bay State Gas Co. from NiSource, Inc.

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Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. purchases Care Capital Properties, Inc.

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Duke Energy Corp. purchases Piedmont Natural Gas Co.

Awards & Honors
2010
BTI Consulting Group - Client Service All-Stars
2009
BTI Consulting Group - Client Service All-Stars
Practical Law Company Limited - PLC Which Lawyer?
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