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Denise B. Caplan


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Denise Caplan is a Principal in the firm’s Corporate Group. She represents private equity investors, businesses and business owners in a broad array of corporate law matters, and regularly advises on corporate start-ups and corporate contracts.

Deni assists clients in the analysis, structuring and documentation of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and restructurings. She is engaged in structuring corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities, employment contracting, and capital raising and documentation. In addition she provides general corporate counseling to middle market and large companies on a broad range of issues.

Deni also assists banks and private equity investors in structuring and negotiating their equity investments in companies they are financing.


  • Advising family owned businesses in sales to private equity firms.
  • Advising private equity investors in making majority and minority investments in portfolio companies.
  • Advising businesses in making acquisitions.



  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1983
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1980

    – Business Administration


  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Anti-Defamation League, Midwest Region Board of Directors Member
  • Rory David Deutsch Foundation, a charitable foundation for pediatric brainstem tumor research, Board of Directors Member