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Timothy Alvino

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Corporate & Commercial/ Mergers & Acquisitions


Partner Tim Alvino serves as lead counsel for US and non-US clients in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also provides advice with respect to other corporate matters, including capital markets activities and corporate governance.Tim represents clients in a wide range of industry sectors, including avionics, energy, manufacturing, media, retail, staffing and software. He counsels strategic and financial parties involved in public and private transactions. Tim has extensive experience in the energy sector and provides broad-ranging corporate support in relation to energy-industry transactions.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

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Timothy Alvino - McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s ‘team is very quick and extremely responsive; it is also very commercially focused, understands clients’ priorities as a business and is flexible in how it staffs to suit budget and transaction type’. The firm’s Miami office was boosted by the hire of Roy Larson, formerly the Miami managing partner of Baker McKenzie LLP; and the California-based team was strengthened through the recruitment of Silicon Valley-based technology deal lawyer David Lipkin from Morrison & Foerster LLP. The New York practice regularly leads on large public company deals and cross-border matters; the Chicago corporate practice handles a mixture of public and private equity deals; the Texas transactional team is well known for deals with a telecoms and technology angle; and the Massachusetts group is noted for handling high-value life sciences deals. The practice advised Motorola Solutions on its acquisition of Spillman Technologies, a company that provides public safety software to agencies throughout the US; acted for Steward Health Care System in its acquisition of IASIS Healthcare; and assisted Amazon with specific Texas corporate issues regarding its $13.7bn acquisition of Whole Foods. Miami-based Harris Siskind, who is highly regarded for advising clients on private equity transactions, M&A deals and general corporate matters, is the firm-wide corporate chair; and ‘strong negotiator’ Thomas Conaghan leads the Washington DC corporate practice, which is noted for deals in the alcohol beverage and renewable energy industries. The recommended New York practitioners include Thomas Sauermilch (a former chair of the firm’s global M&A practice whose transactional experience extends to over 30 countries); and Timothy Alvino, whose sector experience includes avionics, energy, manufacturing, media, retail, staffing and software, and who ‘always amazes for the level of service he is prepared to give his clients as a matter of course’. In Washington DC, Samuel Wales is particularly focused on M&A deals, divestitures, recapitalization, joint ventures and the related financing required to fund such transactions. Other key advisers include Dallas’ Wilson Chu, who is ‘a great relationship manager’, Gregory Hidalgo, who is ‘very smart, does not miss the details and is a great advocate’, as well as Silicon Valley-based Mark Mihanovic, and Michael Sartor and Byron Kalogerou in Boston.

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Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has a fine record in mid-market deals and is especially highly regarded for healthcare transactions. It ‘puts together strong teams, ensuring that all relevant skills are covered’ and its ‘buyout/M&A skills are very effective’. HIG Capital is an anchor client for the firm, but it also work with the likes of Baird Capital, CenterGate Capital, JW Childs and New Harbor Capital Management. It advised HIG on the sale of portfolio company Centerfield Media to Qology Direct. Chicago is the firm’s key office for private equity expertise, followed by Miami, New York and Washington DC. Notable partners include Chicago-based Andrew McCune and Brooks Gruemmer as well as Harris Siskind and Frederic Levenson in Miami. New York’s Timothy Alvino is ‘a pleasure to work with’ and is ‘able to work with the most difficult of situations to bring matters to a successful conclusion’.

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