Firm Profile > Brown Rudnick LLP > New York, United States

Brown Rudnick LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 3

The well-regarded litigators at Brown Rudnick LLP specialize in contentious issues in the restructuring and bankruptcy area. The firm has a particular focus on representing hedge funds and other sophisticated distressed debt investors in disputes over the value of bankruptcy estates and avoidance, and also has experience arguing toward a change in case law. Working from New York and Boston, William Baldiga is managing director and can call on the expertise of practice group co-heads Edward Weisfelner in New York and Jeffrey Jonas, who splits his time between New York and Boston. Also notable in the team is New York-based Robert Stark, who is leading for the official creditors' committee of Exco Reasources. Exco filed for Chapter 11 in Houston, with a $2bn debt structure dominated by insider-creditors; the team conducted an in-depth investigation, including document discovery and depositions. The case is now being mediated by the chief bankruptcy judge. In another highlight, the firm is acting for the class of sexual assault victims in relation to the Chapter 11 filing of the Weinstein Company; the team's role involves voicing the interests and concerns of the victims and helping to formulate a Chapter 11 plan that will provide compensation.

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 5

Brown Rudnick LLP's M&A group provides complementary practices in IP, tax, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, finance, and government relations, and stands out for its work with emerging growth companies. Highlights included advising private equity real estate fund manager Queensgate Investments on its acquisition of Generator Hostels, Patron Capital’s premium hostels business. Boston-based Samuel Williams is managing partner and James Bedar is practice group leader.

US taxes: non-contentious Tier 7

Brown Rudnick LLP's New York-based tax practice advises on tax-efficient restructurings, debt workouts and bankruptcy matters, corporate reorganizations an M&A deals. Key partner Vincent Guglielmotti assisted Self-Storage Capital Partners with the transfer taxes and other tax matters in relation to the acquisition and financing of a storage facilities portfolio worth approximately $50m. Also recommended are Nicole Bouchard, who assisted Hologic with various securities offerings, and counsel Barbara Kelly, who is recommended for financing deals, recapitalizations, reorganizations and partnership structuring.

At Brown Rudnick, we combine ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients. We deliver partner-driven service; we incentivize our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and we put excellence before scale, focusing on practices such as life sciences, corporate restructuring, M&A, white collar defense, international disputes and intellectual property, where we are recognized leaders. Founded more than 70 years ago, Brown Rudnick has more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals across the United States and Europe, with offices in key financial centers. Beyond the United States and Europe, we serve clients in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Main areas of practice: With relentless focus on the clients’ objectives, Brown Rudnick provides business-focused solutions that address today’s ever-changing, ever-demanding competitive marketplace. Assembling cross-disciplinary teams to suit clients’ specific needs, Brown Rudnick focuses its attention on those practice areas and industries where the firm is, or can be, a recognized leader, including: antitrust; bankruptcy and corporate restructuring; complex litigation and arbitration; corporate, securities and M&A; distressed debt and claims trading; emerging companies; energy, utilities and environmental; executive compensation and ERISA; finance; funds; government contracts; government law and strategies; health care; intellectual property; intellectual property litigation; international dispute resolution; life sciences; real estate; tax; white collar defense and government investigations.

An important strategic focus includes representing hedge funds both domestically and internationally. Brown Rudnick serves fund clients in a wide spectrum of investment activities such as fund transactions, distressed debt and claims trading, portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, and shareholder activism. When representing funds as bondholders in major domestic or international corporations, Brown Rudnick, unlike many of its competitors, has the ability to be directly adverse to leading commercial banks that may be at odds with bondholders in the capital structure. This has allowed the firm to occupy a key strategic position in the legal market: to act conflict-free against these major financial institutions in complex global litigation and other high-value matters. Brown Rudnick also differentiates itself through representation of private equity and venture funds and venture-backed companies across the US and throughout Europe. Fueled in part by the needs of clients in the technology and life sciences sectors, Brown Rudnick’s prowess in closing complex crossborder acquisitions and financings is notable for a firm of its size. Brown Rudnick drives life-cycle client relationships by providing all necessary strategic advice, from company organisation through
all stages of a client’s growth and financing to the client’s final sale or IPO and its ongoing needs as a public company. The firm’s active patent practice,
licensing and IP litigation team complement this slate of services, helping clients to protect, defend and leverage their key business assets.

Brown Rudnick’s litigation and arbitration team, with a robust US and international presence, provides a full range of litigation, arbitration and mediation services to clients around the world. The firm represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including financial, regulatory and
fraud investigations. Specific areas of focus include restructuring and insolvency, mass torts, real estate, telecommunications, government contracts, construction, intellectual property, international arbitration
and white collar defence and government investigations. The firm is regularly arrayed against many of the world’s most prominent financial institutions
and investment banks, in some of the most contentious engagements on behalf of bondholders, creditors, equity holders and other investors, foreign liquidators and tort claimants.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Kenneth Asher  photo Mr Kenneth Asher
Mr William Baldiga  photo Mr William Baldiga
Ms Ashley Baynham  photo Ms Ashley Baynham
Mr Lawrence Drucker  photo Mr Lawrence Drucker
Mr Todd Emmerman  photo Mr Todd Emmerman
Mr Alfred Fabricant  photo Mr Alfred Fabricant
Ms Catherine Gardner  photo Ms Catherine Gardner
Mr Vincent Guglielmotti  photo Mr Vincent Guglielmotti
Mr Marek Krzyzowski  photo Mr Marek Krzyzowski
Mr Peter Lambrianakos  photo Mr Peter Lambrianakos
Mr Alex Lipman  photo Mr Alex Lipman
Ms Linda Marcus  photo Ms Linda Marcus
Mr David Molton  photo Mr David Molton
Ms May Orenstein  photo Ms May Orenstein
Ms Angela Papalaskaris  photo Ms Angela Papalaskaris
Mr Bennett Silverberg  photo Mr Bennett Silverberg
Number of Partners : 116
Number of Fee-Earners : 279
Other Staff : 204
Chief Executive Officer : William R Baldiga
Managing Director, corporate and capital markets : Samuel P Williams
Managing Director, restructuring & finance : Jeffrey L. Jonas
Managing Director, dispute resolution : Neil P. Micklethwaite
Administrative Partner : Andrew P. Strehle