Denise Carkhuff has acted as the principal outside lawyer on scores of completed M&A and private equity transactions in more than 20 years in practice. Her experience covers a wide range of matters in a variety of industries and deal structures. The main focus of Denise's practice is the representation of private equity funds. She also has served a general counsel function for countless private companies, including portfolio companies of private equity funds.The private equity funds with which Denise has worked include Blue Point Capital Partners, Cortec Group, Edgewater Capital Partners, High Road Capital Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, Kirtland Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Partners, The Riverside Company, Roundtable Healthcare Partners, and Wellspring Capital. Denise also has been involved with many significant and complex M&A transactions involving public and private clients including Crowne Group, MTC Technologies, Nikko Materials, Parker Hannifin Corporation, PolyOne Corporation, and Roadway Corporation.