Nicole Bouchard, Partner and Practice Group Leader of Brown Rudnick’s Tax Practice Group, and Andrew Carty, Partner in the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group, were named to the 2021 list of Law360’s “Rising Stars.” The publication singled out leading lawyers “under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” This year’s contest attracted more than 1,400 submissions from over 80 law firms.

Nicole's practice encompasses general tax planning issues including corporate, partnership, real estate, private equity, hedge fund, and international taxation, as well as tax issues for creditors, debtors, and investors in restructuring matters inside and outside of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Nicole is currently advising on the Purdue Pharmaceuticals bankruptcy, which involves the representation of the Ad Hoc Committee of consenting Governmental & Other Contingent Litigation Claimants. Nicole also advised on two acquisitions for NextPoint Financial Inc., a SPAC incorporated under the laws of British Columbia. 

Andrew’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate and financial restructuring. Over the past year, Andrew has represented numerous official creditor committees across a wide spectrum of industries, including the official committees of Chesapeake Energy, Libbey Glass, Briggs & Stratton, EdgeMarc Energy, and Alta Mesa Resources. In addition to his extensive creditor committee work, Andrew represented key stakeholders in various other restructuring proceedings, including the court-appointed examiner in Cred Inc., prepetition secured lenders in Remington Outdoor Company, post-confirmation trusts in Old PSG Wind-down Ltd. and Exide Technologies, and the foreign administrators in AirFastTickets Inc.   

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