Julie Rhoades Joins Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres as Partner

February 25, 2022

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce Julie Rhoades has joined the firm as a partner. Julie advises clients on the tax aspects of a range of complex business and financial transactions, including fund formation, mergers and acquisitions.

Julie brings with her deep experience in highly sophisticated tax matters drawn from her years at Kirkland & Ellis and Winston & Strawn. She focuses her practice on tax issues in connection with the formation and operation of investment funds, and has advised on the formation of funds of up to over $2 billion. Julie also represents clients on tax issues in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

“We are excited to add Julie to our team. Her sophistication around the tax issues specific to the ever-expanding private funds space is especially valuable for our clients forming private equity, venture and other funds,” said Drew Beres, managing partner, Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres. “Moreover, her broad experience in the tax aspects of all manner of business transactions strengthens our ability to be full-service partners to the many entrepreneurs, investors and key executives we serve as they navigate the complexities of the current market.”

Fund managers and key executives in various industries (including technology, financial services, healthcare, automotive, and cannabis) look to Julie for advice around on transaction structure and the tax aspects of purchase agreements, operating agreements, and related documents. Julie also has significant experience in counseling tax-exempt organizations, ranging from newly formed public charities to well-established elder care and university organizations, on formation, conflict of interest, and operational issues.

“I jumped at the chance to join the Croke Fairchild team. The firm is creating something new and different, an agile environment with all the skill and experience of a larger firm and the deep commitment to clients’ success you’d expect to find at a smaller boutique,” said Julie. “I’m thrilled to be part of building a partnership with colleagues and clients who are not only excellent at what they do, but bold and innovative, too.”

Before beginning her legal career, Julie studied theatre as an undergraduate and spent three years performing with The Mime Company in Chicago. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Julie is based in Detroit and serves clients nationwide.

About Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is a law firm founded by attorneys from the world’s leading firms who recognized a better way to deliver legal services. Valued for their legal skill, intellectual curiosity and commitment to forging pragmatic solutions, our attorneys provide end-to-end business and legal counsel to public and private companies, private equity and venture firms, founders and family offices. With offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Lake Forest and attorneys from New York to Dallas, our nimble, approachable model allows lawyers to serve as strategic advisors and apply their energy and talents to what matters most – our clients. For more information, please visit www.crokefairchild.com.