David Blittner > Ropes & Gray LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ropes & Gray LLP
1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States

Work Department

Private Equity Transactions

Position

Partner, Co-Chair

Career

David Blittner is co-chair of the private equity transactions group and a partner in the New York office. David is a seasoned corporate transactions attorney with over 27 years of experience practicing in New York. He advises private equity sponsors in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and financings. He has deep experience steering leveraged buyouts and dispositions of public and private companies, as well as minority investments, public recapitalizations and restructurings. He also represents clients on general corporate matters, including governance, equity capital markets liquidity events and securities law compliance matters.

Education

  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1991
  • BA, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

Ropes & Gray LLP leverages its broad US-wide and international platform, with coverage across the UK, Europe, and Asia, and is active across mid-market and bulge-bracket transactions for a range of major funds, both US-based and European. The firm handles buyouts, joint ventures, and portfolio company M&A, including cross-border deals, and is able to service complex transactions with integrated tax, financing, and regulatory expertise. The team is co-headed by David Blittner in New York, an experienced practitioner with expertise in a wide range of transactions including innovative SPAC structures- notably representing CCMP and portfolio company Hillman Group in the $2.6bn merger with Lancadia Holdings III. In Boston, co-head Amanda Morrison has a strong record across global buyouts and disposals, working for international clients such as Cinven. New York-based Carolyn Vardi remains a key name for complex international transactions, including strategic acquisitions, take-privates, and investments. San Francisco’s Minh-Chau Le has a growing reputation for handling complex carve-outs and portfolio transactions for the likes of Vista and TPG. Neill Jakobe is another key name for complex transactions, and advised Baring Asia on its carve-out acquisition of HGS Healthcare for $1.2bn.