Member of Partnership Board, Co-leader of Chicago Office Corporate & Securities

Paul M. Crimmins

Private Equity, Financial Services M&A, Corporate & Securities


Paul Crimmins concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate representation. He advises some of Mayer Brown’s largest corporate clients, and serves as the Office Practice Leader for Mayer Brown’s Chicago Corporate & Securities practice.

Paul was selected as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and named a “Leading Lawyer” by the Leading Lawyers Network in three categories: Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities & Venture Finance Law. He regularly publishes and speaks on topics relating to mergers acquisitions and joint ventures.


  • Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., in its acquisition of Cleveland Track Material, Inc., a subsidiary of Vossloh AG.
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in its acquisition of a 27 percent stake in Hilco Global, an independent financial services group.
  • PGGM in the $601 million 20 percent investment in SUEZ Water Resources, Inc., an owner and operator of water and wastewater utilities throughout the United States.
  • Rose Packing Company, a specialty manufacturer and distributor of meat products, in its sale to OSI Group, LLC.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Dean's List; Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Loyola University Chicago, BS


  • Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Link Unlimited
  • Member, Union League Club of Chicago