Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion of M&A Practice

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Ron Deutsch and Nicole Perez Join New York Office from Akin Gump and Allen & Overy

Ron E. Deutsch and Nicole A. Perez have joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as shareholders in its Global Corporate M&A Practice. Deutsch and Perez join from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Allen & Overy, respectively.

“Ron and Nicole have experience on the complex corporate and M&A matters that are the centerpiece of our practice on a global scale,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the chief executive officer of Greenberg Traurig. “They embody our continuous engagement of top-tier practitioners who trust our firm for their careers and clients.”

Public and private companies turn to Greenberg Traurig for their multibillion dollar deals and M&A transactions. The firm has a global reputation for the services provided to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

"We look forward to working closely with Ron and Nicole as part of our talented and robust team, working across borders and industries to address the real-world needs of our clients," said Dennis J. Block, Senior Chairman of the firm’s Global Corporate M&A Practice with whom Deutsch and Perez will closely team.

Deutsch focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and other corporate transactions. He represents private and public companies, private equity, hedge, and other investment funds and their portfolio companies in mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, follow-on acquisitions, sales and divestitures, restructurings, growth equity investments and governance matters. Deutsch also represents investment funds and creditors in connection with investment in public equity and related securities disclosure obligations and in connection with Chapter 11 363 sales and other restructuring matters.

Perez focuses her practice on cross-border and domestic corporate transactional matters, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, contested takeovers, proxy contests, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spin-offs, minority investments, PIPEs, joint ventures, strategic alliances and commercial contract negotiations. Her clients include public and private acquirers, targets, private equity and other investment funds, investment banks and lenders. Perez also advises corporations, boards of directors and special committees on general corporate matters, including fiduciary duty issues, compliance issues, and takeover preparedness.

Deutsch holds a LL.M. in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law and a LL.B. from Haim Striks School of Law in Tel Aviv. He was a member of the Israeli Defense Forces from January 1994 until November 1996. Perez holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Deutsch and Perez join the New York office on the heels of other recent hires: Philip Weingold from Kramer Levin in the Corporate and Tax practices, Wendy Li from Patton Boggs in the Corporate & Securities Practice, and Carl Riley from Skadden in the REIT Practice.

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