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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s ‘heavyweight’ practice has recently advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals of assets, mortgage and construction financings, joint ventures and leasing matters in the New York area. The team also has a strong national reach and, with the support of its Washington DC office, regularly handles single-asset and portfolio transactions across the US. Notable recent work included representing The Related Companies and BlackRock in various matters related to the development of Hudson Yards, a $20bn development project in New York City; acting for Brookfield Property Partners regarding its various leases in the Manhattan West development to the National Hockey League, McKool Smith and Accenture; and advising Paramount Group on its joint venture with Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC. Leading figures include Jonathan Mechanic, a ‘go-to lawyer in the New York-based development space’, who advises a range of developers, investors and lenders on commercial real estate transactions, and counsel Stephen Lefkowitz, who focuses on land use, zoning and large-scale project structuring. Tal Golomb and Robert Sorin are also names to note, and recently acted for The Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust in the $1.6bn redevelopment of Penn Station. Recently-promoted partner Valerie Kelly is a key figure in Washington DC, handling large commercial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants. Matthew Parrott joined in 2017 is a co-chair of the firm’s real estate litigation practice.

Leading lawyers

Jonathan Mechanic - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Valerie Kelly - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Antitrust

Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

At Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York-based partner Nathaniel Asker is the main contact in the US, following former global chair Bernard Nigro’s appointment as deputy assistant attorney general at the DOJ. Tobias Caspary, who divides time between London and Frankfurt, is the key EU partner. Asker works closely with Caspary on all antitrust aspects of US and cross-border transactions. In 2017, highlights included acting as antitrust counsel to Coach in its $2.4bn acquisition of Kate Spade & Company, and advising Knight Transportation on its merger with Swift Transportation. Associate Aleksandr Livshits in New York is highly regarded.

Next generation lawyers

Nathaniel Asker - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s ‘strong and experienced’ team is jointly head by ‘great leadersJames Wareham in Washington DC and Steven Witzel in New York. It is renowned for its individual representations in the securities and commodities fraud space. The team secured a victory for William Tirrell in a major SEC investigation and civil litigation, ending in a settlement that imposed no financial penalty and no suspension. It is also defending the Peruvian lawyer, Julio Antonia Castro Roca, against extradition proceedings initiated by the US government relating to an insider trading charge. Evan Barr is representing the former Citigroup foreign currency exchange trader, Christopher Cummins, in connection with ongoing investigations and prosecutions being conducted by the DOJ antitrust division. The ‘strategic and extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris is also recommended. The New York team was recently joined by Matthew Parrott from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and Una Dean, a cybersecurity expert and the former assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Lawrence Gerschwer is also recommended for his ‘strong judgement’.

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Financial services litigation
Financial services litigation - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Utilising the resources of general commercial litigators who have substantial financial services experience, as well as a strong capability on the white-collar criminal defense front and internal investigations, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is well-placed to represent banks, insurance companies, private equity firms and broker-dealers across the gamut of regulatory investigations, enforcement actions and private litigation, both from a civil and criminal perspective. The ‘extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris is ‘adept in his development of strategies with the bounds of the law and is realistic and upfront about possible outcomes’. Scott Luftglass is also recommended.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP represents multinational corporations, international organizations and sovereign entities in complex arbitration disputes. Joseph LoBue continues to represent Total in ICSID proceedings against the Republic of Uganda regarding investments in petroleum operations in Uganda, contractual obligations and obligations under the Netherlands-Uganda BIT. Cerner UK, Dassault Aviation, EDF and Northrop Grumman are also clients. James Wareham heads the team. Named individuals are based in Washington DC.

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M&A litigation: defense
M&A litigation: defense - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Peter Simmons and William McGuinness at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York represented Goldman Sachs, which acted as financial adviser to ExamWorks, in a stockholder litigation arising from the company’s $2.2bn acquisition by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners. The case alleged that the board breached its fiduciary duty to stockholders. Also recommended is Scott Luftglass, who advised Morgans Hotel Group on a challenge to its $800m sale to SBE.

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Securities litigation: defense
Securities litigation: defense - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP scores ‘A-plus on all fronts’, according to one client. Global litigation chair James Wareham in Washington DC leads on securities matters. His highlights from 2017 included advising pharmaceuticals company Perrigo in a class action - Roofers’ Pension Fund v Joseph Papa, et al - which alleged that the company inflated its share price by, among other things, failing to disclose integration problems following the acquisition of Omega Pharma, by overstating organic growth and via anti-competitive pricing in its generics division. The firm has a strong practice in New York, where William McGuinness and the ‘responsive and extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris (who is ‘adept in his development of strategies and is realistic about possible outcomes’) scored a victory for underwriters of MaxPoint Interactive’s 2015 IPO, when all claims were dismissed. Israel David, ‘superstarScott Luftglass, ‘thoughtful and creative’ and newly made-up partner Samuel Groner and DC-based James Anklam are recommended. In May 2018, Michael Keats joined from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings
Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, which has significantly increased its market share of investment grade transactions during recent years, has a robust underwriter-side practice and is also routinely called upon by issuers. Key names Daniel Bursky and Stuart Gelfond, who co-lead the New York-based group, advised the underwriters on five debt offerings by Athene Global Funding totaling $2.7bn. Bursky and Andrew Barkan acted for the underwriters on multiple issuances by Procter & Gamble, including assisting Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Securities with Procter & Gamble’s two-tranche $2bn notes offering. Recent issuer clients include Coach, Humana and Merck.

Next generation lawyers

Andrew Barkan - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Capital markets: equity offerings
Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to managers - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP strikes the right note with its ‘extremely responsive service’ and ‘high-quality work product’. The firm continues to win a good balance of issuer and manager-side mandates, with notable strength in advising private equity sponsors. In a recent example, group-co head Daniel Bursky and ‘up-and-coming partnerMark Hayek advised JELD-WEN Holding, an Onex portfolio company, on its $661m IPO and its $495m secondary offering. The same pair also advised the underwriters on Athene Holdings’ $1.2bn IPO and its two secondary follow-on offerings. Team co-head Stuart Gelfond is ‘an excellent and extremely responsive relationship partner’ and assisted Oneok with its $1bn at-the-market offering. The ‘outstanding’ New York-based team also includes younger partner Andrew Barkan, who advised AEA portfolio company Evoqua Water Technologies on its $500m IPO.

Next generation lawyers

Mark Hayek - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Capital markets: global offerings
Capital markets: global offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Capital markets: global offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Among Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s manager-side highlights, group co-head Daniel Bursky advised the underwriters on a string of equity and debt offerings for Athene Holding, including its headline $1.2bn IPO. Issuer mandates included group co-head Stuart Gelfond assisting Merck with its €1bn offering of two series of euro-denominated senior unsecured notes. The shipping sector is also a notable source of work and Joshua Wechsler recently acted as underwriter’s counsel on a debt offering by Scorpio Tankers and equity offerings by Diana Shipping and Star Bulk Carriers. Other key contacts in the New York-based department include Andrew Barkan, Joshua Coleman and ‘very strong’ rising star Mark Hayek.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings - advice to underwriters - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Highly responsive and commercialFried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s ‘excellent team’ is, according to some clients, ‘comprised of subject matter experts’. The New York-based group is sought after by a diverse spread of corporate issuers and private equity sponsors as well as leading investment banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Stuart Gelfond, who co-heads the practice, acted on a string of high-yield debt deals through 2017, including advising the issuers on Lithia Motors’ $300m private placement of senior notes and Terex Corporation’s $600m private offering. Daniel Bursky co-leads the group and advised the initial purchasers on Warrior Met Coal’s $350m offering of senior secured notes. Joshua Coleman and Andrew Barkan are also recommended.

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Commercial lending
Commercial lending: advice to borrowers - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Commercial lending: advice to lenders - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP enjoys a strong reputation in the market, both for its borrower and lender work. The hugely experienced F William Reindel has stepped down as group head and is concentrating more on the fee-earning work, and has been replaced at the helm by J. Christian Nahr, who is well regarded for his advice to sponsors. The firm added to its sponsor side team through the recruitment of Adam Summers from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, while the arrival of partner Meredith Mackey, formerly counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, added to the lender side. One of the firm’s most significant matters came from luxury fashion company Coach, concerning its $2bn financing for its acquisition of the fashion brand, Kate Spade. The firm also advised Goldman Sachs on the $455m financing of its acquisition of Transcendia, a plastics products manufacturer. On the lender side, a team headed by Brian Murphy and Reindel, advised a group of five joint lead arrangers, led by Citibank, on the $990m financing of Onex’s acquisition of Moran Foods. Other key partners include Daniel Bursky, Stewart Kagan and Julian Chung.

Leading lawyers

F William Reindel - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 6

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s New York-based practice is headed by Brad Scheler and continues to represent financial institutions in high-profile bankruptcies. The group advised Centerbridge Partners as one of the investors on a $1bn DIP financing to Seadrill and represented Fidelity Management and Research Company as the largest creditor of subsidiary Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company in the Chapter 11 of Energy Future Holdings. In another highlight, Scheler and Jennifer Rodburg led the representation of Ascribe Capital and Gates Capital Management as lenders and note holders in the pre-packaged Chaper 11 cases of Nuverra Environmental Solutions. Additionally, the practice has been advising real estate investment trust Vornado Realty on property and leasing matters in relation to tenants that are in distress, in Chapter 11 proceedings or in liquidation, including Le Cirque, Aeropostale, Tahari, Avaya, Glencore, Kmart and Visium Asset Management.

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Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
Structured finance: derivatives and structured products - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s futures and derivatives team provides ‘timely and considered’ advice to many of the market’s most prestigious asset managers. Specialising in structured transactions, the department has noted expertise in accelerated share repurchase (ASR) and deal-contingent FX forward transactions, as well as experience in derivatives on all major asset classes. The department also has a highly-regarded regulatory practicel Robert McLaughlin, David Mitchell and the Washington DC-based William Breslin advised various end-user clients on CFTC and SEC regulations.

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David Mitchell - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides ‘a superior service’ in the field of M&A transactions for government contractors, notably in the aerospace and defense sectors. The group has an established reputation for handling some of the most high-profile transactional deals; a recent example was advising Jacobs Engineering Group on its successful $3.3bn acquisition of CH2M. Bid protests and FCA cases are other cornerstone areas of expertise for the team; Douglas Baruch, who heads the firm’s False Claims Act practice, defended military container subtractor Advanced Containment Systems in an FCA investigation and qui tam suit concerning allegations of falsely certified quality assurance standards. In July 2017 Jerald Howe left to join Leidos and of counsel James McCullough, who is ‘very precise’, took over as head of the government contracts practice. Michael Anstett is another name to note.

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James McCullough - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds
Alternative/hedge funds - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s hedge fund team is ‘a real resource for solid, market-based legal advice and otherwise a delight to work with’. The firm provides ‘practical and sound advice’ to a range of top names in the space on fund launches and reorganizations, regulatory matters and fund seeding deals, covering asset classes such as distressed debt, traditional lending, mezzanine debt, merger arbitrage and funds-of-funds. Practice head Lawrence Barshay provides ‘valuable and well-thought-out advice’ in various structuring mandates regarding complex fund formations, often in unusual asset classes. Lisa Schneider and Washington DC-based Walid Khuri act as counsel to Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies in its fund-of-funds. Jonathan Adler, who advises Luminus Management, is also a key contact. Other clients include BlackRock, TCW Group, Centiva Capital and Point72, the new manager created by SAC Capital founder Steven Cohen. All named inividuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

Leading lawyers

Lawrence Barshay - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Private equity funds (including venture capital) - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is ‘a trusted adviser with an unmatched level of industry knowledge’, handling top-drawer fund formation mandates for leading names in the private equity industry. Kenneth Rosh (for many, one of the ‘top fund formation lawyers in the industry’) and ‘rising star’ Gerald Brown advised Bain Capital Private Equity, a cornerstone client, on forming Bain XII, which closed with commitments of $9.4bn. Rosh and Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka, who is based in Washington DC, also advised Bain Capital Credit on forming a life sciences fund. Richard Ansbacher acts for Permira and Permira Debt Managers, advising them on a €7.5bn buyout fund and a €1.7bn debt fund respectively. Jeremy Berry, who is active for clients such as StepStone Group, joined from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. The team was also bolstered by the recruitment of special counsel Garret Filler and senior counsel John Liftin from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and D E Shaw’s in-house team respectively. Special counsel Matthew Howard joined the Washington DC office from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. All named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

Leading lawyers

Kenneth Rosh - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s executive compensation team is known to clients as ‘very responsive, unfailingly thoughtful and comprehensive in its advice’. The ‘excellent’ Washington DC-based Adam Kaminsky recently advised the Sinclair Broadcast group on its acquisition of Tribune Media, and counseled Knight Transportation on its merger with Swift Transportation. Practice head Jeffrey Ross represented AEA Investors in several transactions, and Donald Carleen regularly assists Goldman Sachs. Amy Blackman is also a key name and acted for the Jacobs Engineering group in a number of transactions. Other noteworthy clients include Coach, Humana and Terex. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

Leading lawyers

Donald Carleen - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Jeffrey Ross - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Adam Kaminsky - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
M&A: large deals ($1bn+) - ranked: tier 4

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is ‘one of the premier New York M&A shops’, is ‘one of the top M&A firms in the country’ and is ‘involved in some of the most significant deals around’, according to clients. It is praised for its ‘tremendous service’ and ‘unfailingly excellent, always-responsive, thoughtful and creative, and business-sensitive legal advice’, and for is ‘deep bench of experts’ who ‘understand clients’ businesses’. It continues to underline its credentials in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, real estate and media sectors, and looks after clients such as Aleris Corporation, Ascential, Ctalent, Coach, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Humana, Koch Industries and Morgans Hotel Group. It advised Sinclair Broadcast Group on its $6.89bn acquisition of Tribune Media Company, and represented Knight Transportation in its $6bn all-stock merger with Swift Transportation Company. The firm has ‘tremendous partners’, including Philip Richter, who is ‘a very knowledgeable M&A lawyer’ and ‘the best I have used’, according to one client. Robert Schwenkel is another leader in M&A and private equity, and Christopher Ewan, Steven Steinman and Washington DC’s Brian Mangino are other pivotal members of the practice. Steven Epstein and Matthew Soran are ‘extremely responsive, deeply knowledgeable about M&A, are willing to work through difficult subjects and are creative in addressing problems’.

Leading lawyers

Robert Schwenkel - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Matthew Soran - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Private equity buyouts
Private equity buyouts - ranked: tier 3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is at the forefront of the private equity market through clients such as Goldman Sachs and Permira. It provides ‘an excellent level of service’ and its ‘partners are responsive’ and ‘have a keen understanding of the commercial and business aspects of transactions’. The ‘very talented’ practice also has ‘excellent legal acumen and industry knowledge’. Moreover, clients highlight the key contributions of associated practice areas such as tax. Other clients include AEA Investors, American Securities, CVC Capital Partners, KKR, New Mountain Capital, Onex Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. It advised Boston-based Yellow Wood Partners on the $1.42bn sale of its portfolio company PDC Brands to CVC Capital Partners, and assisted CVC Growth Fund with its $354m acquisition of Actua’s interests in VelocityEHS and Bolt Solutions. Robert Schwenkel, Christopher Ewan, Steven Steinman and Washington DC-based Brian Mangino are all experienced members of the private equity community. Andrea Gede-Lange and Randi Lally are emerging talents in the mainly New York-based team.

Leading lawyers

Robert Schwenkel - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Andrea Gede-Lange - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Randi Lally - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning
Land use/zoning - ranked: tier 1

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

The top notch New York-based practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is praised for its ‘deep knowledge of land use issues and partners with long experience in the private and public sector’. ‘Strategic and tactical’ co-practice head Melanie Meyers advises, alongside of counsel Stephen Lefkowitz and Tal Golomb (who handles the transactional side), Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust on the $1.6bn redevelopment of the James A. Farley post office building into a new train hall as part of the redevelopment of Penn Station. In another highlight, the team advised Maefield Development on the purchase of a leasehold stake in 1568 Broadway, a hotel in the middle of Times Square; the team is handling the zoning approvals for the historic site that will be part of a $1.8bn hotel-retail-signage and food and beverage redevelopment. Carol Rosenthal and Zachary Bernstein are other names to note.

Leading lawyers

Carol Rosenthal - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Melanie Meyers - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Zachary Bernstein - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 1

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s New York- and Washington DC-based tax team is ‘excellent in all regards’, with a ‘great ability to understand business’ and a ‘practical knowledge of markets’. The practice is best known for its hedge and equity fund formation, asset management, public M&A and financing tax work. David Shapiro assists BlackRock Investment Management with the activities of its Global Renewable Power Fund II, including investments into renewable energy projects in OECD member countries. Another recent highlight was advising on the sale of client Humana to Aetna for $37bn. Corporate tax partner Alan Kaden has ‘unbelievable tax knowledge, problem-solving ability and a talent to convey complex tax rules in an understandable manner’, and the ‘easy-to-work-withMichael Alteris great at presenting complicated issues’. Also recommended are the ‘smart and creativeRobert Cassanos, and Joseph Fox, who is ‘very good in the debt instrument area’. Associate Reid Thompson is also worthy of note.

Leading lawyers

Alan Kaden - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

David Shapiro - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Reid Thompson - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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