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Peter Spier Appointed to Executive Committee of Association for Corporate Growth Chicago Board of Directors

Chicago — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Peter Spier, a partner in the firm's Business Law Group, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Association for Corporate Growth Chicago (ACG Chicago) board of directors as the vice chairman in charge of Membership.

ACG Chicago is a diverse and knowledgeable network of more than 1,000 corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisors and service providers. ACG Chicago focuses on the needs of its members to build opportunities for networking, deal-making, personal growth and professional development.

Spier represents private equity funds, venture capital investors and privately held companies in structuring and negotiating complex mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. In addition he serves as outside general counsel for a number of middle-market and early-stage companies, advising clients on a wide range of day-to-day operational, contractual, compliance and strategic issues. Spier has been named an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" by Law Bulletin Media in each of the past four years in the areas of M&A, Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Securities & Venture Finance and Gaming & Casino Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts with a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.