Press Release September 08, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands Private Equity Group with Addition of Fredrich Lim in San Francisco

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Fredrich Lim has joined the firm as a partner in its Private Equity Group in San Francisco. Lim comes to Goodwin from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the debt finance group.

“We are pleased to welcome an attorney of Fred’s experience and Bay Area market knowledge,” said Hovey Kemp of the San Francisco office. “His skills and relationships fit seamlessly with our growing private equity practice in California, and he will play an important role in our growth in this market and beyond.”

Lim focuses his practice on complex domestic and cross-border leveraged transactions, representing private equity groups, sponsors and capital sources in structuring and negotiating financings in connection with leveraged buyouts, take-private acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings. He also represents lenders in various debt financing transactions, including asset-based secured lending and other specialized collateral transactions. His work has included transactions in the software, energy, on-line services, financial services, healthcare, biopharmaceutical, retail, industrial and restaurant sectors.

“Fred’s broad transactional experience, especially in the sponsor leveraged finance space, will serve as a significant resource for the firm and our private equity clients,” said A.J. Weidhaas, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Equity Group.

Lim is the fifth lateral partner to join Goodwin’s Private Equity Group this year, following the Group’s recent expansion in Washington, D.C.Boston and London.

Lim received his J.D. cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law in 2005 and his B.S. cum laude from Michigan Technological University in 2003. He can be reached at or (415) 733-6038.

Goodwin’s Private Equity Practice is focused primarily in the middle market, where Mergermarket recently recognized the firm as the # 1 legal advisor for middle-market deals in the first half of 2015. The firm’s deep market knowledge and industry relationships help its clients secure deals and build equity value. Goodwin has extensive experience and a long list of clients in a broad range of sectors including technology, healthcare, financial services and consumer. The firm’s private equity attorneys represent growth through late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings – including leveraged buyouts, growth equity, add-on acquisitions, re-financings, dividend recaps and exits.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.