Rachel J. Silverman

Associate, Chicago



Rachel J. Silverman is an associate in the Firm's Global M&A Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Industry Group. She is based in the Chicago office. Rachel's practice focuses on real estate transactions, with particular emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions and sale-and-leaseback transactions.

Bars and Courts
Illinois State Bar
Vanderbilt University Law School
Certificate of Specialization in Law and Business
Vanderbilt University
University of Michigan


Representative matters include the representation of:

VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (NYSE: VPCC), a SPAC sponsored by Victory Park Capital, in its US$4 billion business combination with Dave Inc., a financial platform.

Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCY), a SPAC, in its US$2.642 billion acquisition of HMAN Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of The Hillman Group, Inc., a leading distributor of hardware and home improvement products, personal protective equipment and robotic kiosk technologies, from CCMP Capital Advisors, LP.

VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings (NASDAQ: VIH), a SPAC sponsored by Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in its US$2.082 billion business combination with Bakkt Holdings, LLC, the transformative digital asset marketplace launched in 2018 by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Altria Group, Inc. in the US$1.2 billion sale by its subsidiary, UST LLC, of its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle) business to Sycamore Partners Management, L.P.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners and Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) in connection with the acquisition of Bluebird Network, LLC, the owner of an approximately 5,200-mile fiber network in Missouri and Illinois; and the concurrent representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in connection with the acquisition of Uniti Group Inc.'s Midwest fiber business, comprising an approximately 2,500-mile fiber network in Illinois.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of Lakeshore Recycling Systems, the largest private waste company in Illinois, specializing in recycling and waste diversion programs, roll-off container services, portable restroom rentals, mulch distribution, street sweeping, on-site storage options and comprehensive waste removal.

DIF Capital Partners, a leading global independent infrastructure investment fund manager, through its fund DIF Infrastructure VI, in its acquisition of Bernhard LLC, the largest privately owned Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions company in the US, from an affiliate of Bernhard Capital Partners.

I Squared Capital Advisors (US) LLC in its acquisition of Star Leasing, a leading trailer lessor in the US.

Grupo Verzatec in its pending US$360 million acquisition of the engineered materials business of Crane Co.

A large institutional investor in the purchase of four Marriott-flagged hotels, having a value in excess of US$250 million.

Albion Residential LLC on its US$107.8 million acquisition and US$94.2 million real estate financing of a 719-unit apartment community located at 975 Sterling Avenue, Palatine, Illinois.