Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

John Muehlstein '80

Partner, Pedersen & Houpt
Chicago, Illinois

John Muehlstein is the managing partner at Pedersen & Houpt and a member of the firm's Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and public offerings of equity and debt. Muehlstein has sizeable experience in all aspects of contract preparations and negotiation, and he has been involved in diversified forms of secured financingss, structured complex corporate and partnership mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and reorganizations.

Muehlstein sits on the Board of Directors of the Blue Rhino Corporation, which is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market and SpinCycle, LLC. He is also a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and a member of the Chicago Bar's Committee on Commercial Finance and Transactions. Involved in several civic or nonprofit organizations, Muehlstein sits on the Board of Directors of the Robert R. McCormick Boys and Girls Club, Partners Home Care Foundation, Clement Stone Foundation and Underwater Safaris Fund for Marine Awareness.