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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

At Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, San Francisco-based Robert Herr handled a number of matters for key client Spear Street Capital, including the $147m sale of an office campus in Santa Clara. In another significant campus deal, Los Angeles-based William Waller represented Higuera Office in its $108m acquisition of a tech campus in Culver City. Waller was also busy in the office space, where he and New York-based Caroline Harcourt acted for a subsidiary of Commonwealth Partners in the $2bn purchase of a Midtown Manhattan skyscraper from Axa Financial, together with a concurrent financing package of approximately $1bn. While the practice has a strong investment aspect, with related borrower financing, it is also active in the lender space; San Diego-based Steven Hamilton and Houston-based Laura Hannusch are names to note in this respect. Hannusch’s caseload extends to dirt work and she assisted the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District negotiate an option to lease and the related ground lease for a transit-oriented development project adjacent to the Coliseum Station in Oakland. San Francisco-based Rachel Horsch heads the practice and North Virginia-based David Miller is strongly recommended.

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel
Cartel - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

San Francisco-based Roxane Polidora leads the antitrust group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, which represents clients at all stages of US-centered and cross-border cartel cases, from their investigation and criminal prosecution to associated civil litigation. The firm’s practice is also actively involved in civil antitrust investigations. James Dick joined in Washington DC from Squire Patton Boggs.

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Civil litigation/class actions
Civil litigation/class actions - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s Jacob Sorensen is ‘an excellent lawyer who can manage large litigation whilst keeping track of a myriad of issues’. Like Sorensen, practice head Roxane Polidora is ‘knowledgeable, articulate, responsive and prepared’; both are based in San Francisco. Also recommended is New York’s Fusae Nara, who ‘makes sure the client is fully appraised of all issues and has all the available data within the timeframes specified’. The firm’s extensive practice covers, among other things, patent litigation with attendant antitrust issues, merger clearances and class actions. A key client is Safeway, which the team has been advising on several discrete lawsuits filed by independent retailers over the client’s grocery-based fuel rewards program. In another matter, senior counsel James Dick, who joined the Washington DC office in 2016 from Squire Patton Boggs, represented China Airlines in litigation arising from an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the airline industry. Lincare Holdings, Sharp Corporation and Bass Pro Shops are among other clients.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s practice is headed by Mark Hellerer and Maria Galeno, both based in New York, and by Washington DC’s William Sullivan. Carolina Fornos joined the New York office in August 2016 after leaving the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The firm acted for multiple Swiss banks in connection with a DOJ and IRS program that aims to reveal the identities of US taxpayers holding accounts at those banks. It is representing Andras Balogh, the former director of central strategic organization at Magyar Telekom, in an SEC FCPA lawsuit. Sullivan acted for a former officer of Walmart Stores in internal and government investigations into allegations of bribery at the company’s Mexican subsidiary and represents a development officer of FIFA in an FBI and IRS investigation.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Kirke Hasson and Kenneth Taber lead the litigation department at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, which made several hires to its New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC offices in 2016. The sizable team balances a busy workload, which recently included litigation and arbitration concerning fraud, insurance and antitrust claims, among others. Joseph Jean and Colin Kemp secured a significant victory for client Victaulic in a long-running dispute with three AIG entities that included a six-week jury trial.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Particularly noted for its export control and economic sanctions expertise, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s three-partner team has been at the vanguard of the rapidly developing US sanctions policies for Cuba, Iran, Russia and Myanmar. The ‘exceptional’ Stephan Becker has ‘superb knowledge of the aerospace industry as it relates to international trade’ and acts for Airbus on export control, economic sanctions and customs compliance issues involving aircraft and aircraft components. Becker also has ‘a strong understanding of the administration and policies underlying trade and investment rules and includes in his advice these important dimensions’. Nancy Fischer regularly handles CFIUS clearance matters and trade compliance work, and is also representing a group of ten nuclear utilities in trade remedy matters before the DOC related to the Russian suspension agreement. Christopher Wall handles export controls and sanctions work for a range of high-caliber clients, including Rolls-Royce.

Leading lawyers

Christopher Wall - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Securities litigation: defense
Securities litigation: defense - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

San Francisco-based Sarah Good and Bruce Ericson lead the securities litigation and enforcement team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, which has a national scope. Ericson is defending a challenge to the settlement against former Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker arising from the company’s acquisition of Autonomy. David Furbush acted for China Gerui Advanced Materials Group in a class action claiming the CEO spent $234m of cash reserves on a collection of antique Chinese porcelain, mislabeled the purchase and caused a 20% stock drop.

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United States: Finance

Asset finance and leasing
Asset finance and leasing - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Although experienced in financing and acquisitions across a range of movable capital assets, the transport finance team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP has ‘particularly outstanding knowledge of the aviation sector’. The New York-led group acts for financial institutions, leasing companies, airlines and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in relation to cross-border leasing and capital markets transactions, especially EETC offerings. Practice head Mark Lessard has acted for Natixis as liquidity provider and as depositary in a number of EETC issuances by international and US airlines, including LATAM Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines. Having recently joined the team from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Jonathan Goldstein was lender’s counsel to Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and BNP Paribas during the $400m secured financing of Aircastle’s portfolio of 17 aircraft. Charlotta Otterbeck and Daniel Richards are also recommended. Thomas Zimmer left for Vedder Price and Michael Schumaecker retired.

Leading lawyers

Mark Lessard - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

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Project finance
Project finance: advice to lender - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Project finance: advice to sponsor - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s practice is headed by Nicolai Sarad and Michael Reese in the New York office, and by Robert James in San Francisco. Transport infrastructure PPPs are a cornerstone of the practice: on the lender side, Sarad and Fernando Rodriguez Marin advised the lenders and underwriters on Front Range Mobility Group’s bid for the Central 70 project being procured by the Colorado Department of Transportation; further afield, Rodriguez Marin and New York-based Latin America expert Peter Baumgaertner acted for Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as administrative agent for the lenders on the financing of the Metro de Lima Linea 2 project in Peru. On the sponsor side, Baumgaertner and the Washington DC-based Jeffrey Gans acted for the University of Kansas on its issuance of $327m-worth of bonds to finance the Central District redevelopment project. Renewable energy is also an area of activity for the firm: Sarad and Rodriguez-Marin advised Tozzi Renewable Energy and Ergon Peru on $150m-worth of loan facilities for the construction, financing, maintenance and operation of various solar power installations in Peru. Real estate specialist David Miller is recommended at the Northern Virginia office for his PPP experience.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s Los Angeles-based government contracts practice is particularly active in contentious matters. It represented an affiliate of Boston Properties in a bid protest challenging the General Services Administration’s award of a 20-year lease for the Transportation Security Administration’s new headquarters, which was voided by the Court of Federal Claims. Another example was representing Aeros Aeronautical Systems in litigation against the Navy concerning the collapse of an airplane hangar due to negligence. Other recent work included prime contractor/subcontractor disputes and contract performance litigation. John Jensen and Michael Rizzo lead a team of ‘knowledgeable lawyers, who care about their clients’, which includes James Gallagher and the ‘super-responsive and engaged’ Alex Tomaszczuk.

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Government relations
Government relations - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Elizabeth Moeller’s public policy team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is involved in a lot of international work, such as advising the government of Georgia on deepening diplomatic and trade relationships with the US. The group also advised Fellowes on interactions with congressional and executive branch leaders, who intervened in a dispute with the client’s joint venture partner in China. Brian Finch’s cybersecurity expertise was put to use when advising FireEye on legislative defense authorization and related appropriations, and when assisting Edison Electric Institute and other clients with legislative efforts to help reduce liability for companies exposed to cyber attacks.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative
Energy: renewable/alternative - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Project finance, corporate transactions and PPAs are key strengths of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s renewable energy practice, which is headed by Houston- and San Francisco-based Robert James and New York pair Michael Reese and Nicolai Sarad. In San Francisco, finance expert Michael Hindus acted for Clark Realty Capital in a PPA with SolarCity. Other clients include Brookfield Renewable Energy and NextEra Energy Resources.

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Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s ‘excellent’ team provides ‘a very high-quality service’. In San Francisco, Margaret Rosegay is ‘an astute environmental attorney and a great compliance strategist’; she and Norman Carlin acted for Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and Independent Oil Producers Agency (IOPA) in three hydraulic fracturing cases filed by various environmental organizations. Christopher McNevin heads the environmental litigation department from Austin, and Mark Elliott is the key figure in Los Angeles; McNevin and Elliott are representing Whittaker Corporation in a CERCLA case regarding defense contracting activities and the resulting response costs. The duo are also acting for Teck Resources in a range of matters, including handling settlement agreements with the US government and the EPA. Other clients include American Petroleum Institute, Chevron and Duke Energy.

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Insurance: advice to policyholders
Insurance: advice to policyholders - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP handles a range of litigation and arbitration regarding corporate insurance matters, including property damage and professional liability cases and bad faith claims. Geoffrey Greeves led the litigation team advising Lion Oil in a business interruption coverage dispute with AIG and 13 other insurers concerning a pipeline rupture affecting a key supplier. Greeves, along with James Bobotek and Peter Gillon, who chairs the practice alongside Los Angeles’ Robert Wallan, also acted for Edge Fund Advisors in a case involving property damage and business interruption claims, while the New York-based Joseph Jean successfully led the case for Victaulic against three AIG companies, securing the client $46m in punitive damage costs. DynCorp, Sinclair Oil Corporation and Hunt Construction Group are also significant clients. Lawyers mentioned are based in the Washington DC office unless otherwise noted.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)
Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings) - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP files a large number of patent applications and assists a broad range of individual inventors and Fortune 500 companies with patent portfolio management. Patrick Doody recently assisted Nymox Pharmaceuticals with the development of its patent portfolio and enforcement strategy for a drug currently in clinical trials. The group is also active in post-grant proceedings, and in 2016 Bryan Collins successfully represented Schrader Electronics in having several patent claims ruled invalid in an AIA review before the PTAB, as well as in co-pending district court patent infringement litigation. Jack Barufka co-heads the IP practice and has notable experience in post-grant proceedings, typically involving patents subject to concurrent litigation. Other representative clients include AOL, UBS, LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA, HTC, Chevron and Stanley Black & Decker. Named attorneys are based in Northern Virginia.

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Patents: licensing
Patents: licensing - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP manages a large number of domestic and international patents and handles licensing arrangements for clients in the electrical, mechanical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences, chemical engineering and biotech spaces. McLean-based Jack Barufka counts UBS as his client and handles its worldwide IP issues, including licensing, due diligence, monetization and litigation. Patrick Doody, also in McLean, is experienced in assisting medical devices and life sciences companies with licensing and transactional matters, patent prosecution and patent-related opinions.

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions)
Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions) - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s executive compensation practice is led by New York’s Susan Serota, whom clients praise as providing ‘guidance in a well-thought-out fashion’, and is ‘very responsive, timely and knowledgeable of current issues and trends’. Recent work highlights include advising NTT Data on its acquisition of Dell Services, and representing BancWest - a subsidiary of BNP Paribas - in the spin-off and first public offering of First Hawaiian Bank.

Leading lawyers

Susan Serota - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

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Employee health and retirement plans
Employee health and retirement plans - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Spearheaded by Susan Serota from the New York office, the employee benefits practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP advises clients on all issues related to benefits and executive compensation. The San Diego-based Marcus Wu and Christine Richardson, who is based in San Francisco, represent MUFG and Live Nation respectively in benefit plan restructuring and issues pertaining to cross-border integration proceedings. Serota’s clients include BNY Mellon, while New York’s Peter Hunt assists ClearWater with plan amendments, including negotiating a new record keeper for its 401(k) and deferred compensation plans.

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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 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP is ‘a great law firm for international M&A; it provides almost instant response times, thorough answers, top-level advice and analysis of commercial concerns’. Others applaud its ‘end results and levels of efficiency that focus on the key legal issues’. Over half of the deals the M&A group recently handled were in the technology sector, including semiconductors, which is a hallmark of the practice. Other industries in which the team regularly operates include life sciences and healthcare, professional services, aerospace, government contracting, mining and energy. Silicon Valley’s Jorge del Calvo recently represented investment adviser Financial Engines in its acquisition of The Mutual Fund Store from Warburg Pincus for approximately $600m. Elsewhere, North Virginia-based Craig Chason led advice to Berkley/Greenwich AeroGroup in the sale of Aero Precision Industries and two other divisions to affiliates of Odyssey Investment Partner; Steven Kaplan advised Oceans Edge, a provider of specialized services to the US government and intelligence community, on the sale of its cyber business; and Matthew Swartz acted for Elderlife Financial Services in its sale to Patriot Capital. Steven Meltzer is another recommended North Virginia contact, and Washington DC-based Robert Robbins is also highly rated. The firm grew the group through the recruitment of Michael Torosian from DLA Piper LLP (US); Torosian divides his time between San Francisco and Silicon Valley and acts as general outside counsel to private and public companies, particularly in the technology, renewable energy and life sciences industries.

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Venture capital and emerging companies
Venture capital and emerging companies - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s practice is spread across New York, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Austin, San Diego, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, where practice head Jorge del Calvo is based. The team recently advised Lanza TechVentures on its investments in start-up companies, including a Series E investment in Jasper Design Automation and an $8m financing of Numerate. San Francisco-based Patrick Devine assisted Industry Ventures with its purchase of membership interests in Nueronotics, TearScience, NuPathe and Arista Networks, and also advised the client on the purchase and sale of its interests in Costanova Venture Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. Other clients include NexGen Angels, Capital Integral SA de CV and Co=Creation=Capital.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Data protection and data breach response - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The overall level of service at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is ‘exemplary’. Brian Finch is, according to one client, ‘the gold standard for cyber attorneys; his depth of knowledge is unsurpassed and his ability to identify, interact with and influence policymakers is remarkable’. Finch co-chairs the practice with fellow Washington DC lawyer Deborah Thoren-Peden. The team recently welcomed Peri Mahaley from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who has expertise in insurance claims arising from cyber attacks. Recent highlights include advising FireEye on securing SAFETY Act certification for two of the company’s cybersecurity products and assisting NTT Data Corp with its purchase of Dell’s IT services arm, Dell Systems, for $3.06bn, in which senior counsel Catherine Meyer was engaged to review privacy provisions in connection with the deal. The team also acted as regulatory and privacy counsel to Green Dot with respect to its acquisition of AccountNow, due to the cardholder and associated data the acquired company holds.

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Outsourcing
Outsourcing - ranked: tier 1

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP demonstrates its strengths in the full range of technology-related transactions, including ITOs, BPOs, enterprise resource planning (ERP), cloud computing and system development and implementation as well as the outsourcing of cybersecurity. Aaron Oser heads the practice and is currently advising an investment bank on a $100m annual global facilities management outsourcing transaction. Joseph Kendall is leading a team advising Blue Cross Rhode Island on its re-bid of a group of its IT and BPO functions, worth $300m. Austin-based Elizabeth Zimmer is leading a matter for Paladin that involves organizing almost 300 US community banks to negotiate contracts for member financial institutions in order to increase leverage in negotiations with core processing providers. Robert Zahler was also involved in the matter and is a key team member, as is counsel Meighan O’Reardon. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Leading lawyers

Aaron Oser - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

James Alberg - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Robert Zahler - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Next generation lawyers

Meighan O’Reardon - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Counsel)

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Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPdemonstrates a deep knowledge of the regulatory space’, advising on the whole gamut of communications issues, with a particular focus on broadcast and mass media, satellite communications and telecoms. Spectrum mandates are also a substantial strength for the group, which in a recent highlight represented O3b Networks in the FCC’s spectrum reallocation proceedings. Glenn Richards leads the department, which also includes ‘adept problem-solver’ Scott Flick, who is advising Media General on its $4.6bn merger with Nexstar Broadcasting, a transaction that includes the divestiture of 12 television stations. Highlights for Richards included acting for AccessLine Communications in the regulatory aspects of its proposed merger with Madison Dearborn Partners and representing Voice on the Net Coalition in multiple FCC proceedings. John Hane is singled out by clients and is continuing to act for Sinclair Broadcasting Group in its efforts to gain FCC approval for a new technical standard for American broadcasting. Grupo Televisa, Meredith Broadcasting and Oak Hill Capital Partners are also clients. Miles Mason is a key name in the team.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The construction team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is led by Washington DC-based Jeffrey Gans and Melissa Lesmes as well as San Francisco-based John Heisse. Concentrating on dispute resolution in the infrastructure and energy spheres, the firm represents both owners and contractors; recent clients include the Walsh Austin joint venture, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and the University of Kansas. A highlight is the team’s ongoing representation of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in a $7bn ICC arbitration concerning alleged defects in steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in San Diego; energy and power disputes are key areas of expertise. In another notable dispute, Gans is leading the representation of New York University in claims against Turner Construction for breach of contract and negligence regarding the NYU Langone Medical Center; claims currently stand at $1.4bn. Other disputes center on the construction of hospitals, airports and residential projects.

Leading lawyers

John Heisse - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Land use/zoning
Land use/zoning - ranked: tier 3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Rachel Horsch and Robert Herr at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP are well versed in land use and governmental approvals. The practice is based in San Francisco and has advised on approvals for mixed-use and particularly infrastructure developments. Real estate firm Shorenstein is a longstanding client of the firm.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP successfully represented a high-net-worth individual in a major California personal income tax case at the California State Board of Equalization and advised two major multinational corporations in a long-running California corporate income tax dispute with the Franchise Tax Board. Amazon, Apple and BNP Paribas are also clients. In San Francisco, Jeffrey Vesely is head of the SALT group, while William Bonano heads the firm’s federal tax controversy and tax policy practice. James Chudy in New York heads the global tax team. Eileen O’Connor left to establish her own firm.

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 6

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP’s tax group advises a range of clients, including those in the energy, pharmaceuticals, transportation and media spaces, on a variety of local, international and state tax matters. The firm is acting for a large government-owned Swiss bank and its private banking subsidiary on the Department of Justice’s Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements (Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks) aimed at resolving potential criminal liabilities by these institutions in the US. It also acted for NTT DATA International (TSE) on tax matters connected to its purchase of Dell’s IT division. James Chudy leads the practice, which includes Julie Divola, who counts Amazon among her clients. Jeff Vesely and William Bonano are also key figures.

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Latin America: International firms

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP has demonstrated a strong commitment to Latin America and is a growing presence in banking and finance deals. The team advised Citi, as joint book runner and co-lead arranger, on a $1.35bn three-tranche syndicated loan facility for Digicel International Finance (Digicel has a significant footprint in Central America and the Caribbean); and continues to advise Tozzi Renewable Energy and Ergon Peru on bridge loan and term loan facilities to finance the development, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of autonomous photovoltaic panel resources in Peru. It also advised Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, on Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Areas Inteligentes’ restructuring of $175m of debt. Peter Baumgaertner is the key partner.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 5

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP has a strong focus on Latin America, frequently representing Deutsche Bank Trust Company and other banks as trustees in substantial capital markets transactions. In 2016, the team advised Deutsche Bank Trust Company on bond issuances by the Argentine provinces of Neuquén, Chubut and Cordoba, totalling more than $1.6bn. The firm also has an excellent record in the restructuring of previous debt offerings. New York-based head of the Latin America practice Peter Baumgaertner is the key name.

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

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP continues to be a recognised player in Latin America, despite the departure of former San Francisco partner and Latin America practice co-head Eric Save to K&L Gates. The firm remains actively focused on the region, and 2016 mandates saw the team advise Chevron on its formation of a joint venture with Brazilian fuel company Ipiranga, to manufacture and market lubricants in South America. New York’s Peter Baumgaertner heads the Latin America practice.

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