Chad A. Stewart

Partner

stewartc@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.5774
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

Chad Stewart counsels clients on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, regularly representing public companies, private companies and private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Chad has nearly 20 years of experience and has closed transactions in a number of industries, including the advertising, consumer-goods, data-processing, energy, healthcare, insurance, insurance brokerage, manufacturing, medical device, plastics, printing and graphics, public relations, real estate services, recycled-products, retail, and technology industries.

Chad previously worked at Sidley Austin in Chicago.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in numerous M&A transactions
  • Represented Hub International Limited, a top-10 insurance broker globally, in numerous M&A transactions
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition and subsequent sale of a construction company
  • Represented publicly-traded provider of enterprise network infrastructure, voice and data communication products and services in connection with disposition of a business unit
  • Represented public company in connection with sale of water treatment and filtration equipment subsidiary to Japanese company
  • Represented family office in its acquisition of leading provider of work zone traffic control and event safety devices
  • Represented manufacturer of trade show displays and exhibits in connection with sale to leading private equity fund
  • Represented management team of advertising company in connection with its acquisition by leading national private equity fund
  • Represented publicly-traded medical device company in connection with its acquisition of European-based medical device company
  • Represented leading real estate services firm in connection with acquisition of another industry participant
  • Represented publicly-traded equipment manufacturer in connection with its acquisition of a coating removal and surface preparation business
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition and subsequent sale of a company in the business of distributing ball bearings
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield in connection with its acquisition of the client services group of Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ)
  • Represented leading real estate services firm in connection with a joint venture with a large international real estate services company
  • Represented publicly-traded Canadian company in its acquisition of a U.S.-based business owned by a major hedge fund
  • Represented large privately-held insurance company in connection with its acquisition of a publicly-held employee health improvement services company
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a software company
  • Represented leading real estate services firm in connection with its acquisition of assets from another real estate services firm
  • Represented Polaroid in connection with its section 363 sale to a consortium of Hilco Consumer Capital and Gordon Brothers Group
  • Represented publicly-traded telecommunications company in connection with its acquisition of a private telecommunications provider
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of an injection molded plastics business
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of an insurance company
  • Represented leading private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a color concentrates business
  • Represented Fortune 500 retailer in connection with its sale of department stores
  • Represented publicly-traded British company in connection with its acquisition of large Canadian company
  • Represented public car rental company in connection with its section 363 sale to another public car rental company

Awards and Recognitions

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Successfully Executing the M&A Transaction," The Collaborative Growth Series, April, 2011

Panel moderator, "Navigating the Valley of Death – Accessing Capital from Diverse Sources," LifeScience Alley Conference & Expo, December, 2010

Publications

"Director Fiduciary Duties: Navigarting Financial Distress During COVID-19," Ballard Spahr alert, May 11, 2020

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2001, magna cum laude)

Grinnell College (B.A., 1997)

Minnesota

Illinois