Randy A. Bridgeman has joined Perkins Coie's Chicago office as a partner in the corporate governance and transactions practice. Among his areas of specialty are counseling family businesses in succession planning as well as representing business owners in the full scope of the sales process, from pre-sale preparation, tax planning, and diligence through bid solicitation and document preparation and negotiation. He was most recently a partner at K&L Gates LLP, where he was head of the corporate group for the Chicago office. Bridgeman was also a partner at Chicago-based Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP, prior to its merger with K&L Gates in 2009. Bridgeman earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.