BOSTON, June 8 LAWFUEL – Press Release Network – Goodwin Procter LLP is pleased to
announce that partners Thomas C. Meriam and Bruce J. Rader are joining its
Private Equity Practice in New York, further enhancing the firm’s private
equity platform. They join Goodwin Procter from Chadbourne & Parke in New
“We’re excited to welcome these two prominent partners to our firm.
They will be key members of our Private Equity Practice, allowing us to
enhance our practice platform even further by expanding our client service
capabilities and broadening our client base, both in the private equity
space overall and in our growing New York office,” said Regina M. Pisa,
chairman and managing partner at Goodwin Procter. “Tom and Bruce bring a
wealth of experience in the areas of leveraged buyouts, mezzanine and other
debt financing, and representation of growth companies, which is a perfect
match for our nationally recognized private equity platform.”
Goodwin Procter is recognized as one of the top law firms in the nation
for private equity and fund formation by highly respected industry sources
such as Chambers and Partners. A national leader in the sector for more
than 40 years, Goodwin Procter was the sixth most active private equity and
venture capital law firm based on deals closed in 2005 (Private Equity
Analyst); the firm closed more than 300 private equity and venture capital
deals last year.
Goodwin Procter’s Private Equity Practice works collaboratively to
address clients’ needs, offering specialists in debt, tax, intellectual
property, mergers and acquisitions, ERISA, employment and real estate law,
and enabling clients to assess opportunities and structure complex,
innovative transactions. The practice works closely with entrepreneurs,
investors and growth companies in coordination with the firm’s Technology
Companies Practice, which added close to 100 attorneys from Testa, Hurwitz
& Thibeault and McDermott, Will & Emery in 2005.
In addition to Meriam and Rader joining the firm, Goodwin Procter
recently added J. Hovey Kemp, Christopher J. Hagan and James A. Hutchinson,
three private equity partners from Hogan & Hartson, in Washington, DC. The
combination of these five leading attorneys joining the firm’s Washington,
DC and New York offices, coupled with the recent opening of offices in San
Francisco and Los Angeles, presents Goodwin Procter with significant
opportunities for continued growth by serving existing and new clients in
these important markets.
About Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with 650
attorneys. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and
real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include private equity,
technology companies, financial services, REITs and real estate capital
markets, intellectual property and products liability. Goodwin Procter is
headquartered in Boston, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San
Francisco and Washington, DC. Additional information on the firm may be
found at http://www.goodwinprocter.com.
Partner Biographical Information:
* Thomas C. Meriam, who was active in Chadbourne & Parke’s private
mezzanine, private equity and bank finance practice groups, has
practiced in corporate law for nearly 30 years. He recently
represented the sponsor in a cross-border acquisition of the
manufacturer of a unique exercise product and was the lead lawyer for
the acquirers on the acquisition of Herbalife International Inc. He
also has extensive experience in secured and unsecured lending, private
placements, off-balance sheet leasing, securitization of assets, tax
exempt financing, leveraged leasing and issues involving mass
transportation. He represented the lenders in numerous synthetic lease
financings, including a $2.5 billion facility for the construction of
four power plants and a $1 billion facility for telecommunications
equipment located in the United States and Europe. He earned his J.D.
from Fordham University Law School, graduating cum laude, and B.S. from
the College of the Holy Cross.
* Bruce J. Rader, who practiced in Chadbourne & Parke’s corporate group
for 18 years, represents multinational corporations, investors and
lenders in connection with secured financings, acquisitions,
dispositions, mergers, public offerings, private placements, capital
markets transactions, private equity transactions, mezzanine debt
financings, project financings, leasing transactions and other general
corporate matters. He also has significant restructuring and workout
experience. He earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School and B.A.
from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating cum laude.
Contact: Melissa Doyle
Goodwin Procter LLP