Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

Stroock advises a broad spectrum of clients including S&P 500 public companies, private equity and hedge funds and their portfolio companies, investment banks and other financial institutions and boards of directors and special committees in the full range of M&A activities, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, going private transactions, complex joint ventures, partnerships and other strategic alliances, friendly and contested tender offers, proxy contests, and leveraged buyouts.  We regularly advise clients in friendly negotiated deals, auctions, distressed situations and hostile deals.  We counsel clients in a wide variety of industries, including energy, commodities, manufacturing and industrial goods, insurance, real estate, financial services, manufacturing, gaming and media and entertainment.  Our M&A lawyers in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC work closely with their colleagues in financial restructuring, tax, employee benefits and executive compensation, environmental, intellectual property, antitrust, National Security/CFIUS/Compliance and takeover litigation. 

Accolades

  • Stroock received the 2014 M&A Advisor award for Corporate/Strategic Acquisition (over $250 million) for our representation of Brock Fiduciary Services, the independent fiduciary to the United Auto Workers Retirement Medical Benefits Trust (VEBA) in the sale of VEBA’s 41.5% minority interest in Chrysler Group LLC to Fiat S.p.A.
  • Stroock, along with 6 Partners, are ranked by The Legal 500 in M&A: Middle Market
  • 18 attorneys listed as Super Lawyers.
  • Partner Jordan Rosenbaum was a recipient of The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” award in 2014, which recognizes the emerging industry leaders in M&A, financing and restructuring.

Representative Transactions

  • Carlyle Group/Cogentrix in its acquisition of 75% of the outstanding equity interests of Southeast PowerGen Holdings, LLC
  • Qinetiq Group plc in the sale of Qinetiq North America, Inc.
  • Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management in the sale of its collateralized loan obligation business to Ares Management LLC
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management in its acquisition of Columbia Equity Trust, Inc., a NYSE-listed REIT, and subsequent joint venture transaction with Alony-Hetz, one of Israel’s largest real estate investment holding companies
  • AMETEK, Inc. in its acquisition of Zygo Corporation, a NYSE-listed worldwide supplier of optical instruments, components and systems; a consortium of investors, led by J.P. Morgan Investment Management, in the acquisition of SouthWest Water Company
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its acquisition of Metro International Trade Services LLC, a London Metals Exchange warehouse operator
  • Premcor, Inc. in its $9 billion merger with Valero Energy Corporation
  • NRDC Equity Partners, LLC in its acquisition of the Lord & Taylor retail chain from Federated Department Stores
  • Chelsea Property Group, an operator of premium outlet centers, in its $5 billion merger with Simon Property Group
  • Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment in their sale of a 55% stake in One Three Media, Mark Burnett Productions and Lightworkers Media to MGM for $344M
  • Entertainment One Limited in its acquisition of 51% of The Mark Gordon Company for $132M
  • Virgo Investment Group in its acquisition of 100% of Millennium Entertainment

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Attorneys in this Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
James L. Burns Managing Attorney New York

James L. Burns
Managing Attorney
New York

Alex Cota Partner New York

Alex Cota
Partner
New York

Ian G. DiBernardo Partner New York

Ian G. DiBernardo
Partner
New York

Elizabeth E. DiMichele Special Counsel New York

Elizabeth E. DiMichele
Special Counsel
New York

Christopher J. Doyle Partner New York

Christopher J. Doyle
Partner
New York

Christopher P. Gabriel Associate New York

Christopher P. Gabriel
Associate
New York

Mayer Greenberg Partner New York

Mayer Greenberg
Partner
New York

Marc Hurel Partner New York

Marc Hurel
Partner
New York

Michelle M. Jewett Partner New York

Michelle M. Jewett
Partner
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman Co-Managing Partner Washington, DC
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman
Co-Managing Partner
Washington, DC
New York

Bradley Kulman Partner New York

Bradley Kulman
Partner
New York

Howard S. Lavin Partner New York

Howard S. Lavin
Partner
New York

Brett Lawrence Partner New York

Brett Lawrence
Partner
New York

Scott Le Bouef Partner New York

Scott Le Bouef
Partner
New York

Jeffrey S. Lowenthal Partner New York

Jeffrey S. Lowenthal
Partner
New York

Richard G. Madris Partner New York

Richard G. Madris
Partner
New York

Jeffrey M. Mann Special Counsel New York

Jeffrey M. Mann
Special Counsel
New York

Bernhardt Nadell Partner New York

Bernhardt Nadell
Partner
New York

Andre B. Nance Special Counsel New York

Andre B. Nance
Special Counsel
New York

Daniel N. Park Associate New York

Daniel N. Park
Associate
New York

Steven W. Rabitz Partner New York

Steven W. Rabitz
Partner
New York

Mark Rosenbaum Of Counsel New York

Mark Rosenbaum
Of Counsel
New York

Bruce H. Schneider Of Counsel New York

Bruce H. Schneider
Of Counsel
New York

Matthew A. Schwartz Partner New York

Matthew A. Schwartz
Partner
New York

Thomas J. Shiah Associate New York

Thomas J. Shiah
Associate
New York

Jeffrey D. Uffner Partner New York

Jeffrey D. Uffner
Partner
New York

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