Leader of Capital Markets

Edward S. Best

Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets

"Edward Best's 'extremely quick mind' makes him a popular figure among lawyers and clients alike. 'He is never stumped by a question...'"
Chambers USA

Visión general

Edward Best joined Mayer Brown in 1986 and steadily built a successful capital markets and corporate law practice. Today, he is co-leader of the firm's Capital Markets practice. He is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading capital markets attorneys. Eddie's experience includes:

Capital Markets. Representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public and Rule 144A offerings of debt, equity, convertible and hybrid securities in the US and Europe; continuously offered debt and equity programs; liability management transactions, including equity and debt self-tenders, exchange offers, and consent solicitations; particular emphasis on offerings by financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, brokers and specialty finance companies, and cross-border offerings.


  • Named “Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year - Illinois, USA” by Global 100 2021 and 2023
  • Named "Client Service All-Star" by BTI Consulting 2007, 2009, 2012
  • Listed in both Chambers Global (2012) and Chambers USA (2012) for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers 2012 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Securities Law


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Research Editor, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, AB


  • Illinois
  • Nueva York

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • American Bar Association, Sub-committee on Federal Regulation of Securities
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent School of Law, 1996, 1997