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Potbelly: The ongoing debate roiling the The Am Law Daily's offices over the alleged deliciousness of Potbelly sandwiches notwithstanding, the Chicago-based sandwich chain has retained Mayer Brown corporate partners Edward Best and Jennifer Carlson for an IPO that raised $105 million on Friday.
Matthew Revord, a former Sears in-house lawyer, serves as Potbelly's general counsel. The company's offering has yielded $1.4 million in legal fees and expenses. Underwriters led by BoA/Merrill Lynch and Goldman are being advised by Sidley Austin corporate partners John Sabl and Robert Verigan, who will have $25,000 of their accrued fees reimbursed by Potbelly, according to its S-1.
Re/Max Holdings: The Denver-based residential real estate brokerage ditched 40 years of private ownership and joined fellow real estate companies Realogy, Trulia, and Zillow by heading to the public markets and raising $220 million in an IPO this week. David Strong, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Denver office, is advising Re/Max Holdings along with corporate partners Gavin Grover and John Rafferty.
Davis Polk senior capital markets partner Deanna Kirkpatrick is advising underwriters led by BoA/Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley. Legal fees related to the IPO are $4.36 million, according to an S-1 filed by Re/Max, whose chief legal and compliance officer is Geoffrey Lewis.