Overview

Alexander B. Young counsels public companies, private companies, private equity firms, and mezzanine investors on their day-to-day corporate activities and guides them through mergers and acquisitions, securities disclosure and compliance matters, securities offerings, corporate governance and board matters, and equity investments. Alex provides consistent, dependable legal advice based on a foundation of proven experience and dedication to client service.

As deputy leader of Schiff Hardin's Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups, Alex works closely with clients to address the many legal, regulatory and business challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. He takes the time to learn and understand his clients’ businesses from the inside out to ensure maximum effectiveness and the highest level of service. Clients benefit from his exceptional level of commitment to their success, which is reflected in the strong, lasting relationships he has built as an integral member of client teams.

Alex brings a practical approach to general business counseling, corporate governance and contract drafting. He stays focused on the long-term goals of his clients while carefully navigating the steps along the way.

Alex’s interdisciplinary practice allows him to work closely with several practice groups at Schiff Hardin, including Labor and Employment, Tax and Real Estate. His ability to identify the needs of his clients allows him to efficiently collaborate with professionals who can maximize his effectiveness as legal counsel.

  • Experience

    • Represented Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. in a $300 million notes offering. (2015)
    • Represented Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of Enventis Corporation. The public company transaction involved a cash purchase price of approximately $258 million, excluding $150 million paid to extinguish Enventis’ outstanding debt. (2014)
    • Represented Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. in a $200 million notes offering. The net proceeds from the issuance of the notes offering were used to finance the company’s acquisition of Enventis Corporation. (2014)
    • Represented The Randolph Group and other owners of Weiman Products, LLC, in the sale of the company to the Cortec Group, a New York City-based private equity firm. Weiman Products, LLC, is a leading provider of premium branded specialty cleaning products for the consumer and healthcare markets. (2013)
    • Represented the owners of Arens Controls Company, L.L.C. in the sale of 100% of the membership interests in Arens for $98 million in cash to Curtis-Wright Corporation. Arens is a recognized leader in the production of control system solutions for industrial vehicles. (2013)
    • Represented Precourt Sports Ventures LLC in the acquisition of the operating rights to the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer franchise. Under the agreement, the Columbus Crew became part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise. (2013)
    • Represented Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of SureWest Communications, a provider of integrated communications products and services to residential and business customers. The public company transaction involved a cash and stock purchase price of approximately $324 million, exclusive of debt. (2012)
    • Represented Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. in a $300 million notes offering. The net proceeds from the issuance of the notes offering were used to finance the cash portion of the company’s acquisition of SureWest Communications. (2012)
    • Represented Industrial Opportunity Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Evanston, Illinois, as lead counsel on the acquisition of Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. The transaction allows Industrial Opportunity Partners to bring to bear its capital and substantial operational experience for the benefit of Roadtrek. (2011)
    • Represented Iron Data in its acquisition of Versa Systems of Toronto, Canada. Attorneys from a broad range of practices, including tax, labor, and intellectual property, came together to assist the client. The merger helps the client grow its business and expand its offerings to its customers. (2010)
  • Credentials

    Education

    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000
      Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Member
    • Northwestern University, M.A., Political Science, 1997
    • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science, 1995, with honors

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
          • Insights

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            News Release

            The Legal 500 Spotlights Three Schiff Hardin Practice Groups, Eight Attorneys

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three practice groups and eight attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500.

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            Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations

            PLI’s Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2016

            Location:
            Chicago, IL
            Newsletter

            ISS and Glass Lewis Policy Updates for the 2016 Proxy Season

            With the 2016 proxy season getting started, we would like to remind clients that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have each made some revisions to their 2016 voting policies. If your proxy statement involves any of the following topics, you should review these updates.

            Trending Legal Issue

            SEC Issues Final Pay Ratio Rule

            On August 5, 2015, the SEC adopted a final rule requiring a public company to disclose the ratio of the median compensation of all of its employees to the compensation of its principal executive officer (PEO).

            Trending Legal Issue

            SEC Proposes Clawback Rules

            On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule that implements the clawback provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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            Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations

            2015 Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company Seminar

            Location:
            Chicago, IL

            Other Publications

            • The Annual Meeting of Shareholders, (co-author) BNA Corporate: Practice Series Portfolio No. 12-5th (2009)

            Speeches & Presentations

            • “Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations,” Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014, Practising Law Institute, Chicago, Ill. (May 20, 2014)
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          Strategy Basics: M&A Letters of Intent

          Chicago partner Alexander Young highlights the most important considerations for buyer's and seller's attorneys when negotiating letters of intent in the mergers and acquisitions context. More