BOSTON LAWFUEL – Legal News Network -Robin Painter, a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 700 lawyers in the United States and Europe, and co-Chair of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Group, has been named by Private Equity International magazine as one of the 30 most influential lawyers practicing in global private equity. Selected by private equity fund partners, bankers and placement agents, those included on the list represent a cross section of the world’s most highly skilled and well-regarded transactional and fund formation attorneys
Ms. Painter, who is based in Proskauer’s Boston office, has over twenty years of experience in the private equity field, specializing in advising a global client base of private equity fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisors on a broad range of issues including fund formations, secondary transactions, portfolio investments, internal governance and divestments and distributions.
“Robin and her group have elevated our practice and solidified us as one of the world’s leading private equity practices,” said Ronald Papa, Chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department. “We congratulate her on this impressive acknowledgement, which is a tribute to her expertise as a legal practitioner and her role as an invaluable and trusted counsel to her clients.”
Ms. Painter joined Proskauer in 2005 from Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, where she and her team grew a major fund formation practice. Today she counts among her clients many of the world’s leading private equity funds in addition to supervising teams of attorneys that represent major institutional investors in their investments across the private equity asset class. Ms. Painter is frequently recognized as a leading attorney in the private equity field by numerous other national and global publications including “Chambers USA,” “Chambers Global,” “The Best Lawyers in America,” and “Massachusetts Super Lawyer.”
The Private Investment Funds Group at Proskauer Rose is a highly sophisticated and diverse practice with established leaders in the private equity sector. The firm’s lawyers actively represent sponsors and institutional investors worldwide in a broad range of activities, from fund formation, internal governance and succession planning, investment transactions, acquisition or sale of interests on the secondary market, liquidity events, distributions, tax planning, regulatory compliance, portfolio company dispositions through mergers and acquisitions or initial public offerings, management buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations, to compensation and estate planning for partners. The firm’s team of private equity lawyers serve on advisory boards to private equity trade associations and panels, contribute to publications and provide counsel to regulatory authorities on issues affecting the industry.
About Proskauer Rose
Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans and Paris. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, bankruptcy and reorganizations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, Internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.