Gary R. Silverman

Partner, Chicago


“Gary is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. He’s very savvy and commercial and knows how to navigate complex situations.”
Chambers USA 2023


Gary Silverman is a partner in White & Case's global M&A practice, based in Chicago. Gary's practice focuses on M&A, joint ventures and private equity investments.

His experience includes representing clients across numerous industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, business products and services, hotels and hospitality, life sciences, and media, entertainment and technology, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Gary was a partner at another international law firm. Gary spent the first 18 years of his career at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where he helped build its private equity practice.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia
New York
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
University of Chicago
Graham School
University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business
Northwestern University
Pritzker School of Law
Brandeis University


Recent representations include:

The Managing Entity of Invenergy Renewables, the largest private renewable energy company in North America, in connection with an approximately US$3 billion equity investment from Blackstone Inc. (NYSE: BX). Blackstone’s investment was one of the largest renewable investments in North American history.

Fusion Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FUSE), a special purpose acquisition corporation, in its US$2.2 billion business combination with MoneyLion Inc., America's leading digital financial platform.

Diamond S Shipping Inc., one of the largest publicly listed owners and operators of crude and product tankers, in its US$2 billion merger with International Seaways, Inc., one of the largest tanker companies worldwide providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products.

Forum Merger III Corporation (NASDAQ: FIII), a special purpose acquisition corporation, in its US$1.4 billion business combination with Electric Last Mile, Inc., an electric vehicle company.

D8 Holdings Corp. (NYSE: DEH), a special purpose acquisition corporation, in its US$1.1 billion business combination with Vicarious Surgical Inc., a next-generation robotics technology company seeking to improve both cost and efficiency of surgical procedures as well as patient outcomes.

B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp. (NASDAQ: BRPM), a SPAC, in its US$1 billion business combination with FaZe Clan, Inc., a leading US gaming, lifestyle and digital content platform.

FG New America Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FGNA), a special purpose acquisition corporation, in its US$800 million business combination with Opportunity Financial, LLC ("OppFi"), a leading financial technology platform providing consumer loans.

Drake Food Service International in the disposal of its portfolio of 91 franchised restaurants operating under the Papa John’s brand in the United Kingdom to Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, with restaurants in approximately 50 countries.

AutoLotto, Inc. (d/b/a, a leading platform to play the lottery online or from a mobile device, in its US$526 million business combination with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDACU), a special purpose acquisition corporation.

Investindustrial VI L.P., a leading European private equity firm, in the acquisition of Jupiter Holding I Corp., a global manufacturer of premium spas, swim spas, whirlpool, soaker and walk-in bathtubs and related bathroom products and accessories, operating under such brands as Jacuzzi®, Sundance®, Dimension One Spas®, Hydropool®, ThermoSpas® and BathWraps®, from investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC, Ares Management Corporation, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

Jam Theatricals, a leading live event production company, in the sale of its assets to Nederlander National Markets, LLC, a subsidiary of the Nederlander Organization, one of the largest operators of theatres and music venues in the United States.

Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP, a global investment management company focused on digital assets, in numerous investments in emerging growth companies.

Representative matters prior to joining White & Case include the representation of:

Jarden Corporation in its US$15.4 billion merger with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. (NYSE: NWL).

Guggenheim Capital Partners in its US$40 million investment in Four Springs Investment Trust, a real estate investment trust specializing in investments in single-tenant net lease real estate.

Brentwood Associates in its acquisition, and subsequent sale, of iconic American shoemaker Allen Edmonds Corporation.

Falconhead Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Kwik Tek, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of outdoor branded products for the recreational water sports and winter sports markets.

Jarden Corporation in its approximately US$1.8 billion acquisition of Yankee Candle Company, the leading scented-candle maker which owns and operates more than 560 retail stores in the US and Canada and sells its products in over 35,000 retail locations.

Brentwood Associates in its partnership with Z Gallerie, a leading multichannel lifestyle retailer.

Rotunda Capital Partners in the acquisition of IF&P Foods, a leading distributor of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other essential produce items to grocers and retailers in more than 14 Midwestern states.

Jarden Corporation in its approximately US$1.35 billion acquisition of Waddington Group, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium disposable tableware for commercial, foodservice and retail markets.

Atrium Holdings in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc., a leading independent developer and owner of hotel properties.

Lambert Media Group in the acquisition of Rave Investments, which owns and manages a network of 61 movie theaters and 918 screens across the United States.

Jarden Corporation in the approximately US$500 million acquisition of the Mapa Spontex Baby Care and Home Care businesses of Total S.A., including household brands Mapa®, Spontex®, NUK®, Tigex®, Lillo®, Fiona® and First Essentials®.

Brentwood Associates in the acquisition of Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, a leading multichannel direct marketer and specialty retailer of women's apparel and accessories, jewelry and home furnishings founded by Robert Redford in 1989.

Jarden Corporation in the approximately US$400 million acquisition of Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global fishing consumer products company including the brands Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Mitchell®, Stren®, Trilene® and Gulp®.

Starwood Capital Group in the US$10 billion acquisition of ITT Corporation, owner of the Sheraton Hotel chain, ITT Technical Schools and ITT World Directories.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer for M&A and Private Equity in the United States, Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018-2021

The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012-2021

Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2021