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About Ian

Levelheaded corporate and transactional counsel

Ian Murray provides corporate and transactional counsel to businesses and their stakeholders across all stages of the business life cycle. He advises family businesses and family offices, privately held businesses, investors and public companies on a variety of matters, including:      

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestitures
  • Outside general counsel services
  • Commercial agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic business arrangements
  • Entity formation and corporate governance

Prior to joining Quarles, Ian worked as in-house counsel for a national print, marketing and logistics provider. He leverages his in-house experience to understand underlying business issues and develop practical, efficient and tailored solutions for his clients.

Experience in Action

  • Manages M&A transactions for buyers and sellers, including drafting and negotiating asset purchase, stock purchase and merger agreements, managing due diligence and risk analysis work streams, collaborating with bankers, lenders, insurers and other advisors, and driving deals to closing.
  • Serves as outside general counsel to privately held companies, family offices and private equity firms.
  • Drafts and negotiates complex commercial agreements across various industries, including manufacturing, technology, agriculture, food and beverage, life sciences and financial services.


  • Counseled a global conglomerate with respect to a multiyear series of cross-border commercial and joint venture transactions involving manufacturing, supply, distribution, licensing, regulatory, agency and marketing elements.
  • Developed a set of form contracts and contracting procedures for a privately held company and advised the client on contracting strategies to align with business and growth objectives.
  • Represented several serial acquirers across all facets of the acquisition process, including transaction structuring, due diligence and risk analysis, financing, acquisition documentation and post-closing integration.


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