Brown Rudnick Ranked Among the Nation’s Elite Law Firms by The Legal 500 2018
PUBLISHED ON: 07/19/2018
The Legal 500 law firm rankings have recognized Brown Rudnick’s recent successes in the United States, ranking the firm in four categories.
Published annually, the Legal 500 rankings highlight the practice area teams and practitioners that provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from clients worldwide as well as interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
Complete rankings for The Legal 500 are available on their website. Congratulations to the following attorneys named in this year's Legal 500 rankings:
2018 Lawyers Recognized
|Finance : Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate||Tier 4||Edward Weisfelner, William Baldiga, Jeffrey Jonas, Robert Stark|
|M&A/corporate and commercial : M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)||Tier 5||Samuel Williams|
|Tax : US taxes: non-contentious||Tier 7||Vincent Guglielmotti|
|Latin America: International Firms: Corporate and M&A||Tier 5||Alejandro Fiuza, Adolfo Garcia|
The Legal 500 United States 2018 Ranking Details:
RESTRUCTURING (INCLUDING BANKRUPTCY): CORPORATE
Brown Rudnick LLP is particularly recommended for its advice to investors in, and creditors of, distressed companies. In the retail space, the team advised term loan lenders and the term loan agent of Sports Authority and continues to act for secured term lenders of J. Crew Group; Edward Weisfelner led representation of the official committee of equity security holders of Adeptus Health in its Chapter 11 filing and related litigation; and the group was also engaged by the official committees of equity security in the Chapter 11 cases of Tidewater and IMX Acquisition. In another highlight, managing director William Baldiga acted for the unsecured creditors committee of Real Alloy and its affiliates. Baldiga, who splits his time between the Boston and New York offices, leads the team alongside co-heads Weisfelner (New York) and Jeffrey Jonas (Boston/New York). Robert Stark in New York is another name to note.
M&A: MIDDLE-MARKET (SUB-$500M)
Brown Rudnick LLP has particular experience in specialized industries, including technology, healthcare, energy and government services. Recent work includes acting for transnational pharmaceutical company Lupin in its acquisition of privately held Symbiomix Therapeutics, which brings to market innovative therapies for gynecologic infections, and advising an Albuquerque-based biotech company that develops and markets blood diagnostic devices on its cross-border sale to a British firm. Boston-based Samuel Williams is the firm’s corporate and capital markets managing director; Williams advises public and private corporations in a variety of areas, including businesses in the IT, semiconductor, communications and other high-tech sectors.
US TAXES: NON-CONTENTIOUS
Brown Rudnick LLP in New York is best known for its expertise in the tax implications of reorganizations, debt restructurings, bankruptcies and M&A deals. Recent highlights include advising Coast Crane Company on its sale by Essex Rental Corporation to Maxim Crane Works, as well as assisting Edwards Lifesciences with its acquisition of Harpoon Medical for initially $100m. Penn America Energy and Commonwealth Equity Services are also among the client roster. Vincent Guglielmotti, Barbara Kelly and Adam Cantor make up the core team. REIT and insurance tax lawyer Nicole Bouchard was elected to partner in early 2018.
LATIN AMERICA: INTERNATIONAL FIRMS
CORPORATE AND M&A
Brown Rudnick LLP
The ‘excellent’ Latin America practice at Brown Rudnick LLP provides a ‘personalised service’, its ‘partners and associates take the time to build strong business relationships’, and clients ‘trust the team’s professionalism and ethics’ and praise its ‘responsive and thorough’ approach. The practice is active throughout Latin America on cross-border transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and fund formation; and is noted for representing a number of private equity and venture capital funds in their investments across the region, especially in Argentina; it has also taken key roles in a number of major restructurings. The firm advised ARCAP, the trade association for private equity, venture capital and seed funds operating in Argentina, on its launch in 2016. Dual-qualified in the US and Argentina, Alejandro Fiuza spent 13 years at leading Argentine firm Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal and is an ‘excellent professional’, who ‘always anticipates clients’ needs’ and ‘provides excellent customer service’; his ‘responses are swift and well structured’ and he ‘always aims to find solutions’. Boston-based Adolfo Garcia has worked in Latin America for decades. Since research concluded, the firm has further strengthened its Latin America-oriented transactional practice with the hire of Clara Krivoy, formerly of legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke; based in New York, she will head the firm's Ibero-America private clients practice.
About Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 70 years ago, Brown Rudnick has more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals providing advice and services across key areas of the law. Beyond the United States, the Firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the Firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.