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Husch Blackwell Adds Two Partners in Chicago

Robert Kamensky, Nicholas Legatos Deepen Transactional Bench

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National law firm Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Robert Kamensky and Nicholas Legatos have joined the firm’s Chicago office as partners.

Kamensky joins the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing, and Transportation industry group where he focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic alliances, as well as supply chain transactions, licensing, and other corporate matters. With over 25 years of experience, Kamensky brings a wealth of expertise and a distinguished track record of success to Husch Blackwell. His extensive knowledge and strategic insights will further bolster the firm's capabilities in advising clients on complex transactions. While he serves clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to international conglomerates, his transactional work tends to focus on value buyers and deals of up to $500 million.

“Husch Blackwell has tremendous depth that will create additional opportunities for my clients to grow their businesses,” Kamensky said. “On top of having excellent attorneys and a deep bench of support, the firm has a tremendous culture and that really stood out to me.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Legatos represents clients in commercial real estate deals and financing transactions. A member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Legatos began his career working with developers and owners, both institutional and entrepreneurial, in the areas of acquisition, development, leasing, financing, disposition, and joint ventures. Subsequently, he divided his practice and also represents lenders in finance and loan transactions, primarily for real property but also for commercial and industrial loans, lines of credit, and financing involving senior housing. He regularly represents banks and non-bank lenders in mortgage lending and workouts, and he has negotiated agreements for distressed property situations involving hundreds of millions of dollars of loans and property. In addition, Legatos assists hotel developers and owners with hotel transactions across the US. Finally, Legatos has a robust practice in the emerging and highly regulated cannabis industry.

“Husch Blackwell’s national platform and full-service capabilities will greatly benefit my clients,” Legatos said. “The firm’s nationally-ranked Cannabis and Renewable Energy teams were of particular interest as I’d like to grow my practice in those industries.”