Lawyer News – McCarter & English Continues to Expand in Philadelphia With Hiring –
(Philadelphia, PA., December 10, 2009) – McCarter & English announced today that F. Traynor Beck has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice group in the Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and business law and advises early stage companies with respect to their capital formation needs.

“We are extremely pleased that Tray is joining the firm,” said Michael Kelly, Chairman of McCarter & English. “I have known Tray for many years and know, first-hand, that he is a top-flight attorney. His demonstrated skills in handling all types of corporate matters for a range of clients from multinational corporations to start-ups will serve as a strong complement to the broad array of services we offer our clients.”

Mr. Beck has more than 25 years of experience in public finance, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and project finance. His experience ranges from advising multinational corporations in connection with the sale of international business units to advising early stage start-up companies with all aspects of their business. Mr. Beck has extensive knowledge of consolidation and project finance transactions in the energy sector. He comes to McCarter from Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads.

In 1997, Mr. Beck left the private practice of law and co-founded Consolidation Capital Corporation, a publicly traded company that raised in excess of $500 million dollars in its initial public offering to consolidate one of more fragmented industries. He served as executive vice president and general counsel, overseeing the company’s acquisition program for the next two years. During that time the company completed more than 50 acquisitions and grew to $1.8 billion in annualized revenue before merging with another public company in February of 2000

Mr. Beck earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School, his B.A. and M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

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McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington.

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