CHICAGO – Reed Smith today announced that Jason Levin has joined the firm’s Global Corporate Group as a partner in Chicago. A partner with almost 40 years of experience, Levin has a broad corporate practice with a special focus on transactions and divestures of businesses and intellectual property. Levin was previously a partner with DLA Piper.

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With a significant client base in manufacturing and industrials, Levin advises on mergers and acquisitions, the formation of joint ventures and strategic alliances, and general corporate and commercial law. He also advises directors and shareholders of privately and publicly held companies, and on the licensing and development of IP.

“We are committed to building our corporate and transactional talent across key markets, and the arrival of a veteran lawyer such as Jason in Chicago adds to our considerable depth,” said James Tandler, Chair of the U.S. Corporate Group. “Jason has a cross-border practice, and Reed Smith’s international platform and capabilities will be a great benefit for his clients. We also share clients who will continue to have seamless service with Jason on the Reed Smith team.”

Levin has held two director positions, at Capri Corp., a software development company, and at Strube Celery & Vegetable Co., one of the largest distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Midwest.