James L. Kelly
We advise on all aspects of leveraged acquisitions and related private equity transactions, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Management compensation arrangements
- Senior and mezzanine debt financings
- Seller financings
Our clients engage in a variety of complex transactions that normally require a practical and solution-driven approach to drive transactions to close, and often draw upon our background in a wide range of distinct practice areas, such as tax, executive compensation, intellectual property, securities, labor, ERISA, real estate, environmental and litigation. We handle a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, including public and private company transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions of subsidiaries and divisions as well as acquisition and dispositions through bankruptcy proceedings.
Minority and Co-Investments
In addition, we represent a variety of financial institutions and other debt and equity financers in deals sponsored by other private equity sponsors. Our lawyers have extensive experience assisting clients in transactions involving preferred stock, subordinated debt, and other types of securities. We are skilled at formulating structures and provisions that protect the interests of minority investors. In addition, we often represent a majority investor, such as a private equity sponsor offering co-investment opportunities to invest in its transaction, enabling us to understand these transactions from all perspectives.