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Brown Rudnick LLP

ONE FINANCIAL CENTER, BOSTON, MA 02111, USA
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Work +1 617 856 8200
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United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 4

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP is particularly recommended for its advice to investors in, and creditors of, distressed companies. In the retail space, the team advised term loan lenders and the term loan agent of Sports Authority and continues to act for secured term lenders of J. Crew Group; Edward Weisfelner led representation of the official committee of equity security holders of Adeptus Health in its Chapter 11 filing and related litigation; and the group was also engaged by the official committees of equity security in the Chapter 11 cases of Tidewater and IMX Acquisition. In another highlight, managing director William Baldiga acted for the unsecured creditors committee of Real Alloy and its affiliates. Baldiga, who splits his time between the Boston and New York offices, leads the team alongside co-heads Weisfelner (New York) and Jeffrey Jonas (Boston/New York). Robert Stark in New York is another name to note.

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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 has particular experience in specialized industries, including technology, healthcare, energy and government services. Recent work includes acting for transnational pharmaceutical company Lupin in its acquisition of privately held Symbiomix Therapeutics, which brings to market innovative therapies for gynecologic infections, and advising an Albuquerque-based biotech company that develops and markets blood diagnostic devices on its cross-border sale to a British firm. Boston-based Samuel Williams is the firm’s corporate and capital markets managing director; Williams advises public and private corporations in a variety of areas, including businesses in the IT, semiconductor, communications and other high-tech sectors.

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United States: Tax

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

Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP in New York is best known for its expertise in the tax implications of reorganizations, debt restructurings, bankruptcies and M&A deals. Recent highlights include advising Coast Crane Company on its sale by Essex Rental Corporation to Maxim Crane Works, as well as assisting Edwards Lifesciences with its acquisition of Harpoon Medical for initially $100m. Penn America Energy and Commonwealth Equity Services are also among the client roster. Vincent Guglielmotti, Barbara Kelly and Adam Cantor make up the core team. REIT and insurance tax lawyer Nicole Bouchard was elected to partner in early 2018.

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Latin America: International firms

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

Brown Rudnick LLP

The ‘excellent’ Latin America practice at Brown Rudnick LLP provides a ‘personalised service’, its ‘partners and associates take the time to build strong business relationships’, and clients ‘trust the team’s professionalism and ethics’ and praise its ‘responsive and thorough’ approach. The practice is active throughout Latin America on cross-border transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and fund formation; and is noted for representing a number of private equity and venture capital funds in their investments across the region, especially in Argentina; it has also taken key roles in a number of major restructurings. The firm advised ARCAP, the trade association for private equity, venture capital and seed funds operating in Argentina, on its launch in 2016. Dual-qualified in the US and Argentina, Alejandro Fiuza spent 13 years at leading Argentine firm Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal and is an ‘excellent professional’, who ‘always anticipates clients’ needs’ and ‘provides excellent customer service’; his ‘responses are swift and well structured’ and he ‘always aims to find solutions’. Boston-based Adolfo Garcia has worked in Latin America for decades. Since research concluded, the firm has further strengthened its Latin America-oriented transactional practice with the hire of Clara Krivoy, formerly of legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke; based in New York, she will head the firm's Ibero-America private clients practice.

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