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Dechert LLP

CIRCA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-2808, USA
Tel:
Work +1 215 994 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 215 994 2222
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com

James A Lebovitz

Tel:
Work +1 215 994 2510
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Career

James A. Lebovitz represents clients in securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience advising public and privately-held corporations in the life sciences, healthcare, financial and business services sectors, business development companies (BDCs) and other specialty finance companies, and investment banks in corporate transactions and financings.

Education

Yale College, B.A., 1979, Editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982, Notes editor of The Virginia Journal of International Law; University of Cambridge, LL.M., 1983


United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

At Dechert LLP, Boston-based group co-head Thomas Friedmann is well known for his specialist skill set in acting for business development companies. In a recent example, Friedmann advised Eagle Point Credit on its $30.3m public offering. The firm is also active on behalf of underwriters, with Philadelphia-based partners James Lebovitz and Gregory Schernecke advising the underwriters on Amicus Therapeutics’ $258.8m public offering. David Rosenthal co-leads the practice from New York and with Schernecke acted for the joint book-running managers on Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ $75m public offering. Other key clients include Franklin Square Capital Partners, Golub Capital and Stifel Nicolaus.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Dechert LLP houses a robust issuer-side practice, which has specialist expertise in advising life sciences companies and permanent capital vehicles. Boston-based Thomas Friedmann co-heads the department and led advice to Eagle Point Credit Company on several deals over the past year, including on its $31.6m notes offering. Stephen Leitzell - who is a key name in Philadelphia - advised B&G Foods on a $500m notes offering. New York’s David Rosenthal co-chairs a team that also includes James Lebovitz and newly made-up partner Gregory Schernecke - both of whom operate from Philadelphia.

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