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Brown Rudnick LLP

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United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 3

Brown Rudnick LLP

The well-regarded litigators at Brown Rudnick LLP specialize in contentious issues in the restructuring and bankruptcy area. The firm has a particular focus on representing hedge funds and other sophisticated distressed debt investors in disputes over the value of bankruptcy estates and avoidance, and also has experience arguing toward a change in case law. Working from New York and Boston, William Baldiga is managing director and can call on the expertise of practice group co-heads Edward Weisfelner in New York and Jeffrey Jonas, who splits his time between New York and Boston. Also notable in the team is New York-based Robert Stark, who is leading for the official creditors' committee of Exco Reasources. Exco filed for Chapter 11 in Houston, with a $2bn debt structure dominated by insider-creditors; the team conducted an in-depth investigation, including document discovery and depositions. The case is now being mediated by the chief bankruptcy judge. In another highlight, the firm is acting for the class of sexual assault victims in relation to the Chapter 11 filing of the Weinstein Company; the team's role involves voicing the interests and concerns of the victims and helping to formulate a Chapter 11 plan that will provide compensation.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) - ranked: tier 5

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP's M&A group provides complementary practices in IP, tax, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, finance, and government relations, and stands out for its work with emerging growth companies. Highlights included advising private equity real estate fund manager Queensgate Investments on its acquisition of Generator Hostels, Patron Capital’s premium hostels business. Boston-based Samuel Williams is managing partner and James Bedar is practice group leader.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 7

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP's New York-based tax practice advises on tax-efficient restructurings, debt workouts and bankruptcy matters, corporate reorganizations an M&A deals. Key partner Vincent Guglielmotti assisted Self-Storage Capital Partners with the transfer taxes and other tax matters in relation to the acquisition and financing of a storage facilities portfolio worth approximately $50m. Also recommended are Nicole Bouchard, who assisted Hologic with various securities offerings, and counsel Barbara Kelly, who is recommended for financing deals, recapitalizations, reorganizations and partnership structuring.

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Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP's well established Latin America practice has seen further growth in distressed asset deals and corporate restructurings. The firm is also active in the private equity segment and in joint ventures and infrastructure agreements. Clients include Endeavor Global, Staples, Tempur-Sealy, CBS Television, TripAdvisor, Draper Cygnus and The Catalyst Capital Group. The team continues to advise Asociación Argentina de Capital Privado (ARCAP), the Argentine private equity, venture and seed capital organisation, which recently expanded its operation to include family offices and corporate venture funds. It also advised the Smithsonian Channel on corporate and regulatory issues relating to its joint venture with Direct TV Latin America. Boston and New York partner Alejandro Fiuza, an Argentine and former practising lawyer at leading Argentinian firm Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, heads the practice and is hugely experienced in Latin America deals. Boston partner Adolfo Garcia is another highly experienced practitioner with an extensive record in the region.

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