Latham & Watkins Advises Starwood Capital Group

Starwood Capital Group (“Starwood Capital”), a leading global private investment firm, and TMI Hospitality, Inc. has announced that Starwood Capital, through a controlled affiliate of Starwood Global Opportunity Fund X, has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of TMI Hospitality from the TMI Hospitality Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Latham & Watkins LLP represents Starwood Capital Group in the transaction with a deal team consisting of partners Gary Axelrod in Chicago and Edward Sonnenschein in … [Read more...]

Withers Bergman Bolsters U.S. Litigation Team

New York – June 30, 2014 – The international law firm Withers Bergman announced today that veteran attorney Dean Nicyper has joined the firm’s litigation practice. Mr. Nicyper, who is based in New York, joins from Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP. “Dean has an impressive record of successfully representing a wide breadth of clients in and out of the courtroom, bringing matters involving commercial disputes, art fraud, mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation, and intellectual property disputes to a … [Read more...]

Golenbock Eiseman adds Real Estate Partner

NEW YORK, NY (June 24, 2014) – Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph Ginsberg has joined the firm as partner in its Real Estate Practice. Ginsberg joins the firm from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he was formally partner in the New York office for a decade. Mr. Ginsberg’s practice focuses on the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of office, retail, industrial and residential properties and the structuring of various joint venture entities. “We are … [Read more...]

Alan Kaufman Joins Hinshaw & Culbertson


New York – June 25, 2014 – The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Alan Kaufman has joined the firm's Litigation Practice as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Kaufman joins Hinshaw from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Mr. Kaufman has successfully litigated complex, commercial cases in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. His practice involves a wide range of matters, including business tort disputes; breach of contract actions; mortgage, mortgage-backed securities … [Read more...]

Latham Advises Starwood Capital Group in Acquisition

Starwood Capital Group (“Starwood Capital”), a leading global private investment firm, and TMI Hospitality, Inc. has announced that Starwood Capital, through a controlled affiliate of Starwood Global Opportunity Fund X, has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of TMI Hospitality from the TMI Hospitality Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Latham & Watkins LLP represents Starwood Capital Group in the transaction with a deal team consisting of partners Gary Axelrod in Chicago and Edward Sonnenschein in … [Read more...]

Baker Botts Adds International Arbitration Prowess

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 -- Baker Botts has enhanced its global International Arbitration practice by adding highly regarded arbitration lawyers Edward Schorr and Andrew Behrman to its New York office. Schorr joined the firm as a partner and Behrman as a special counsel. This enhancement of the arbitration practice in New York broadens the firm’s ability to provide clients access to skilled arbitration counsel in jurisdictions around the world. The firm’s arbitration practice has consistently earned high marks from ranking … [Read more...]

Goodwin Procter Expands Technology, Life Sciences

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 — Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that Edwin M. O’Connor has joined the firm as a partner in its Technology & Life Sciences Group in its New York City office. O’Connor comes to Goodwin from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he focused on capital markets transactions. He was previously a vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. O’Connor advises across a broad range of public and private corporate finance transactions, … [Read more...]

Latham Advises Leonard Green on Advantage Buy

Funds advised by Apax Partners have announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s leading provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers across multiple channels, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (LGP) and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.  As noted in the parties’ news release, below, the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, … [Read more...]

Proskauer Bolsters Commercial Litigation Capabilities

June 23, 2014 (New York) – Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Peter Duffy Doyle has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as partner in New York. A highly regarded litigator and first-chair trial lawyer, Mr. Doyle has an extensive and successful record of litigating complex commercial, financial, securities and shareholder disputes at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts across the United States. Mr. Doyle has represented global financial institutions and corporations in … [Read more...]

Ex US Prosecutor, UN Corruption Fighter, Joins Day Pitney

(NEW YORK, June 12, 2014)—Robert M. Appleton, a veteran U.S. federal government and United Nations prosecutor who has pursued many corruption charges and white-collar and financial fraud cases on both the national and international levels, has joined Day Pitney’s White Collar and Internal Investigations practice as partner. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Appleton has served in national and international leadership positions, more recently, in the United Nations and also as Director of Investigations in the … [Read more...]