New York, NY - April 7, 2014 - Lowenstein Sandler LLP continues to strengthen its rapidly-growing private equity and mergers and acquisitions practices with the addition of Christopher Henry as a partner. Mr. Henry, 41, joins Lowenstein Sandler's New York office from Ropes & Gray LLP, where he had been a partner since 2006.
Close on the heels of Michael Brosse, 43, who joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis in January, Mr. Henry is the second lateral partner from a top 25 law firm to join Lowenstein Sandler's M&A and private equity group in 2014.
"Our strategy is to broaden and deepen the services that our transaction, litigation and bankruptcy practices provide to our clients, and we've seen tremendous demand for M&A counsel, especially from private equity firms," said Gary M. Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler's chairman and managing partner. "Chris is an exceptional lawyer. He puts clients first and shares our commitment to our colleagues and communities. He's a great fit for our very busy M&A practice and his extensive private equity experience will surely be an asset for our many sophisticated fund management clients."
The firm enjoyed strong overall revenue growth in 2013 thanks largely to a 19% increase in revenue from transactional work. The M&A and private equity practice groups continue to see the terrific growth of the prior year, representing financial sponsors, funds and public and private companies, particularly in middle market transactions.
Mr. Henry's practice focuses on representing public companies, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, and privately-owned businesses in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth investments, dispositions, joint ventures and equity and debt financings.
"Lowenstein Sandler is competing against the biggest firms to advise on significant deals," said Mr. Henry. "There is an impressive game plan to grow the firm and it is executing perfectly. Its platform for middle-market M&A work is exceptionally strong. I'm excited to contribute to a growing practice at such a dynamic firm."
Mr. Henry earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University.
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