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Siddesh focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and emerging company/venture capital transactions. He has experience representing public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment and hedge funds in an array of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions (both asset and stock), divestitures, financings, fund formation, and general corporate matters across multiple industries. Additionally, he regularly represents founders and investors (strategic and financial) in a variety of emerging company transactions, including angel and series investments. Sid currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group, a role in which he guides the strategies of more than 300 attorneys, as well as provides leadership and mentoring to attorneys at all stages of their careers. He is also an active member of Reed Smith’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative, having served as partner chair and in other leadership roles with the Asian American Business Inclusion Group.


  • Boston University School of Law, 2005, J.D., cum laude, Appointed Permanent Class Member at Commencement
  • University of Chicago, 1998, B.A., Economics, Howell Murray Alumni Medal

  • Illinois

  • Board Member, Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms (2017 – present)
  • Board Member and Officer, Precious Pets Almost Home Association (Pet Rescue) (2009 - present)
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association, (2008 - present)
  • Young Professionals Member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs (2009 - present)

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Listed as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 Global for Illinois M&A, 2022, 2023
  • Named one of Crain's Chicago Business' “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law” 2021
  • Selected as an Acritas Stars stand-out lawyer in 2020