AGG Appoints Jeff Friedman as Co-Chair of Private Equity Practice Group Alongside Matt Harris

Atlanta, April 11, 2023 – Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff R. Friedman as co-chair of the firm’s Private Equity practice group. Jeff joins fellow co-chair Matthew T. Harris, who formed the practice group and has served in this position for 10 years.

AGG’s Private Equity practice represents private equity funds, independent sponsors, and portfolio companies throughout all stages of the private equity life cycle. The group counsels clients in a wide variety of transactions, ranging from lower-middle market transactions to billion-dollar deals. The group handles transactions across North America in industry sectors from hospitality to manufacturing, along with dedicated Healthcare Private Equity and Real Estate Private Equity teams. The firm has ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for deal count by volume in prominent league tables.

“Our team’s deep talent and experience enables us to approach private equity deals from a multidisciplinary vantage point, making AGG a firm that dealmakers can rely on regardless of asset class or industry,” Matt said. “It is an honor to lead such an impressive, multifaceted team, and I look forward to continuing to support our clients’ growing legal needs in this area.”

In addition to this new role, Jeff is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice and co-chair of the Healthcare Private Equity team. He represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex corporate and transactional matters. Jeff works with private equity-backed platforms on “roll-up” strategies to swiftly acquire and integrate large numbers of small businesses in a particular industry and has advised on hundreds of “roll-up” acquisitions since joining AGG. He was ranked fifth in the world on Mergermarket’s global league table for closed transactions and tied for first by deal count on the U.S. table.

“After serving as co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Private Equity industry team, I am excited to step into this role,” Jeff said. “It is a true pleasure to guide our clients through complex, sophisticated transactions that AGG has become known for. I look forward to partnering with Matt and elevating the experience and capabilities our team brings to our fund and portfolio company clients.”

Jeff earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.



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