NEW YORK- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -March 6, 2006–Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 700 lawyers in the United States and Europe, announced that Ian B. Blumenstein, a leading corporate finance and high-yield debt lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner. He will be resident in Proskauer’s New York and Boston offices.
Mr. Blumenstein specializes in high-yield debt financings and is widely considered one of the leading advisors to both issuers and underwriters in the market. He also has extensively handled other corporate and corporate finance transactions for a large array of corporate and investment banking clients. Over the course of his career, Mr. Blumenstein has represented many of the world’s top investment banks including Bear, Stearns & Co., Jefferies, Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch.
“Ian’s finance, transactional and general corporate experience is well-known in the market and will bring a dynamic dimension to our corporate finance capabilities and our international platform,” said Steven M. Ellis, co-chair of the firm’s Finance Group.
“Ian’s practical experience in the market and his legal expertise are invaluable additions to our robust corporate group and high yield debt practice,” said Bruce Lieb, co-chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department. “His extensive background working with issuers and underwriters as well as his overall corporate transactional experience will enhance the already significant breadth of our international practice.”
Mr. Blumenstein previously was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, which he joined as an associate in 1989. Mr. Blumenstein also was a Managing Director of BancBoston Robertson Stephens from 1998 to 1999. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.
Proskauer’s Corporate Finance Group works with domestic and international businesses and institutions on a range of matters including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, investment-grade, convertible and high-yield debt offerings, real estate securities transactions, and regulatory issues. The firm represents domestic and foreign private issuers and underwriters in registered transactions and exempt Rule 144A, Regulation S and Regulation D transactions and serves as general or special counsel to a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign banking institutions including bank holding companies, United States branches and agencies of foreign banks, commercial and savings banks, and insurance companies.
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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, 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.