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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

John Papachristos

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


John Papachristos is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group. John represents leading investment banks, private debt funds and other institutional investment funds in public and private capital markets transactions, leveraged bank financings, including syndicated and non-syndicated loan transactions, Rule 144A high yield debt offerings, mezzanine financings, preferred stock financings and private equity investments. He also represents private debt funds and other institutional investment funds in corporate restructuring and reorganization matters, both in and out of court.


  • Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., 1990
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1994, summa cum laude

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is widely respected for its advice to US and international buyers, sellers, financing sources and investors on middle-market M&A and other strategic transactions; the firm also assists with M&A-related financings, including leveraged loans and high-yield debt across a variety of industries, and regularly utilizes attorneys from its antitrust, environmental, executive compensation and employee benefits, IP, real estate and tax practices. High-profile clients include 1-800-Flowers, Arch Capital Group and Trans World Entertainment. Kimberly Petillo-Décossard led advice to publicly traded Canadian company Tembec, its board and its special committee in Tembec’s sale to Rayonier Advanced Materials, a publicly traded US company. Other representative work included advising 1-800-Flowers on the sale of Fannie May Confections Brands to Ferrero International; and assisting The Empire District Electric Company with its sale to a US subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities. The team has also acted for a high-profile, global asset manager in the acquisition of a majority stake in an asset management company in Brazil and it advises Ireland's ICON, a global provider of drug development solutions and services, as general outside counsel. Chair of the firm William Hartnett acts for public and private companies and commercial and investment banking firms in a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A; and Helene Banks has extensive experience practicing in the food, beverage, entertainment, media, healthcare and insurance industries. Other highly rated partners include John Schuster, Susanna Suh, Michael Sherman and John Papachristos; Ross Sturman is a key senior associate. All named advisers are based in New York.

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