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Proskauer Rose LLP

2049 CENTURY PARK EAST, 32ND FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-3206, USA
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Work +1 310 557 2900
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Fax +1 310 557 2193
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Michael Woronoff

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Work (310) 284-4550
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Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

CORPORATE

Position

Michael Woronoff is head of Proskauer's Los Angeles office and its West Coast corporate and securities practice, co-head of Proskauer's global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups, and a member of the Executive Committee. Michael’s practice focuses on private equity, M&A and capital markets transactions. He represents purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in merger and acquisition transactions; underwriters, issuers, selling security holders, private investment funds and others in debt and equity financings; debtors, creditors, other stakeholders and financial advisors in restructuring transactions; and public and private entities in corporate and securities law matters.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Proskauer Rose LLP has an impressive standing on both the East and West coasts, with Los Angeles managing partner and co-head of the global M&A group Michael Woronoff being one of the most prominent M&A lawyers in California. The firm continues to impress in large-cap transactions, including those in the healthcare and life sciences, leisure and hospitality, technology, consumer products, real estate and sports sectors. It recently advised long-time client Celgene on its $9bn acquisition of Juno Therapeutics, and assisted Morgan Stanley as the financial adviser to Starwood Waypoint regarding its $20bn merger of equals with Invitation Homes. The firm has a fine record in cross-border deals, especially those involving Latin America; in this regard Carlos Martinez is a key partner. Other key clients include Accor, Ascena Retail Group, Arkema, Discovery Communications, Grifols and a series of prominent private equity houses. The ‘top-notch’ team provides ‘a service and advice that is consistently outstanding’. Ron Papa is co-head of the global M&A group and Robert Cantone is praised for his ‘knowledge, demeanor and professionalism’, with one client saying he is ‘one of the finest lawyers in the United States’. Jeffrey Horwitz has an outstanding record in real estate, leisure and hospitality deals, and Daniel Ganitsky is another prominent member of the team, especially in cross-border deals. Named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Firm of choiceProskauer Rose LLP advises some of the biggest names in private equity, including Ares Management, Carlyle and KKR. It has an especially outstanding record in sports, media and entertainment and has client base that includes Catterton Partners, Grey Mountain Partners, JW Childs Associates and Summit Partners. In recent work, it advised Ares Management on Ares Capital’s $3.43bn acquisition of American Capital, and assisted Ares with its acquisition of Convergint Technologies. Los Angeles-based ‘great lawyerMichael Woronoff is one of the top private equity and M&A lawyers on the West Coast and leads the practice alongside fellow Los Angeles partner Monica Shilling. Boston partner Steven Peck has worked on series of large-cap deals in recent years and New York’s real estate private equity specialist Jeffrey Horwitz is ‘always extremely responsive and staffs projects with a very skilled team’, and is ‘extremely intelligent and practical’. Los Angeles-based Jonathan Benloulou is an up-and-coming talent.

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