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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-2921, USA
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Work +1 215 963 5000
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Fax +1 215 963 5001
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www.morganlewis.com

Barbara Shander

Tel:
Work 215.963.5029
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Business & Finance

Position

Barbara J. Shander is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and co-leader of the firm's Private Equity Subpractice. Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions. Ms. Shander has represented buyers and sellers in negotiated transactions involving privately held businesses and subsidiaries and divisions of public companies. Her practice also includes the representation of corporate clients in a wide variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt financing, equity financing, corporate governance, commercial agreements, and corporate law. Ms. Shander's background in the debt finance area includes the representation of borrowers in financing transactions ranging from syndicated credits with institutional lenders to leveraged acquisition and asset-based financings to senior and mezzanine venture financings. In addition, Ms. Shander advises investors and companies in venture capital transactions and has handled all aspects of such transactions including structuring issues and the negotiation of deal documentation. Ms. Shander has represented clients in a wide variety of fields, including energy, utilities, technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and manufacturing. For more information, view Ms. Shander's biography at www.morganlewis.com/bios/bshander.

Member

Member, American Bar Association; Member, Philadelphia Bar Association; Former Board Member, The Wellness Community of Philadelphia; Board Member, Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth

Education

Villanova University School of Law, 1995, J.D.; University of Delaware, 1992, B.S.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a fine record in the mid-market, thanks to prominent teams in Philadelphia, New York and Orange County. It has notable strength in specific areas such as energy, technology, life sciences, healthcare, retail, financial services and distressed investing. Team members 'act like true partners', 'are very hands on, accessible and commercial in their approach', are 'smart, efficient, good value for money, focus on the things that matter and explain them in clear English'. Clients include Apollo Global Management, Ares Management, Arsenal Capital Partners, Platinum Equity, Freeman Spogli & Co and Sun Capital Partners. The team is led by two experienced partners in Philadelphia's Barbara Shander, who is 'an  A+ lead partner', 'always available and thoughtful', 'manages the transaction process very well and is effective at winning the points that matter the most', along with Orange County-based James Loss, who is 'arguably one of the best M&A lawyers in the world', 'extremely knowledgeable from a legal point of view but also very commercial and practical'. Shander headed the group that advised Sun Capital Partners portfolio company Aclara Technologies, on its $1.1bn sale to Hubbell Power System while Loss led the team that advised Platinum Equity on its $2.1bn acquisition of Johnson & Johnson’s LifeScan business. In Boston, Mark Stein 'balances technical expertise with seasoned business judgment' and is recommended for healthcare and life sciences deals. New York's Alec Dawson is another key member of the team and Orange County partner Randall Wood is also praised by clients.

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