New York, January 4, 2017 - Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Benjamin C. Burkhart has joined the Firm as a partner in New York City. Mr. Burkhart brings to Lowenstein his extensive experience focusing on strategic M&A and investment transactions, particularly for technology companies and investment funds. Mr. Burkhart will practice with the firm's Transactions and Advisory Group and Tech Group. He was previously a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York.
Mr. Burkhart further enhances Lowenstein's 200-lawyer Corporate Department with his focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, capital markets, and investment transactions. In particular, Ben's experience includes investments in and acquisitions of emerging growth companies, and includes companies involved in fiber infrastructure and wireless technologies, micro-LED development, software animation, application indexing, and systems and applications essential to the "Internet of Things."
Mr. Burkhart represents some of the largest strategic acquirors in the technology space today. His transactional work includes representation of lead investors in four of Fortune's top twenty technology startups on The Unicorn List for 2016, including Uber Technologies, Inc., Airbnb, Inc., Snap Inc. (f/k/a "Snapchat") and WeWork Companies.
"I was drawn to the strength of Lowenstein's transactional practices, from its preeminent New York tech practice to its substantial M&A, private equity, and hedge fund practices," Mr. Burkhart said. "Their growth is a testament to the firm's entrepreneurial culture, its clear strategic focus, and the firm's immersion in the tech community. This is the best platform in New York to continue to grow my practice."
Marita A. Makinen, Chair of Lowenstein's Mergers & Acquisitions practice, said, "Ben's experience representing some of the largest technology companies in buy-side transactions - as well as fund investors in late-stage companies - is a perfect fit for our firm. His experience will further enhance our strategic M&A capabilities and add value to our clients. Ben's entrepreneurial and hands-on approach is exactly how we like to partner with clients at Lowenstein."
Mr. Burkhart received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.
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