NEW YORK (June 20, 2014) — The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named a winner in three categories at the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards for its role in various high-profile deals. The awards recognize companies, professional service firms, individual dealmakers and transactions in the greater New York area.
Greenberg Traurig won for its role in:
- Restructuring of FriendFinder Networks Inc. - Senior Secured Notes and Second Lien Notes - Technology, Media, Telecom (over $100mm)
- $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited - Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm); Deal of the Year (over $500mm)
Additionally, Greenberg Traurig deals were selected as finalists in the following categories:
- Energy Deal of the Year
- Leveraged Buyout of the Year by a Strategic Buyer (over $100mm)
- Deal of the Year (over $100mm to $250mm)
- Service Deal of the Year (over $50mm)
- Deal of the Year (over $250mm to $500mm)
Greenberg Traurig’s transaction team for Restructuring of FriendFinder Networks Inc. - Senior Secured Notes and Second Lien Notes was led by Regional Operating Shareholder, Co-Managing Shareholder of the New York office, and co-chair of the Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice Nancy A. Mitchell. The Greenberg Traurig team included Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring shareholder David D. Cleary in Phoenix; of Counsel Dennis A. Meloro in Delaware and Associates Matthew L. Hinker and Paul T. Martin in New York.
The Greenberg Traurig team for the $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited was led by Corporate & Securities Practice shareholder Donn A. Beloff in Fort Lauderdale and New York Corporate & Securities Practice Chair Alan I. Annex. Annex and Beloff, along with shareholder Bruce March in Fort Lauderdale, served as key advisers at all stages of this transaction. The Greenberg Traurig team also included Corporate & Securities shareholders Kenneth A. Gerasimovich in New York; Matthew M. Robbins, Brian J. Gavsie, Kara MacCullough, Jonathan D. Malkin and Matthew W. Miller in Fort Lauderdale; Kelly Terribile in Delaware; and Andrew Caunt and James Mountain in London. Additional team members included Banking shareholder Cindy J.K. Davis in Atlanta; Employee Benefits & Compensation shareholders Steve Lapidus and Mindy Leathe in Miami; Tax shareholders Harry J. Friedman in Fort Lauderdale and Robert Simon in Washington, D.C.; Litigation shareholder Avi Benayoun and Real Estate shareholder Daniel McCawley in Fort Lauderdale; and Intellectual Property shareholder David J. Dykeman in Boston.