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  • Marita A. Makinen
  • Partner
    Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Co-chair, Transactions & Advisory Group

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2018-2022): Recognized in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions sections and lauded as the "gold standard" for corporate and M&A law
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2020): National Tier 1: Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: (2018-2019, 2021-2022): Ranked in Band 1 for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions in New Jersey
  • The Legal 500: "Recommended" for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Middle-Market (2015-2018); “Recommended” for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle-Market (2019)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business: (2018): Recognized in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions sections as "Highly Regarded" in New York
  • Global M&A Network’s Atlas Awards: Cross Border Special Situation M&A – Large Market Deal of the Year (2019): Recognized for the successful acquisition of a PTA-PET production facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, from M&G Chemicals by joint venture Corpus Christi Polymers LLC
  • The M&A Advisor: THE M&A ADVISOR'S 14th ANNUAL TURNAROUND AWARDS (2019): Chapter 11 restructuring of M&G Chemicals named winner of “Cross-Border Restructuring of the Year” 

    Chapter 11 reorganization of New England Motor Freight (NEMF) named winner of “Restructuring of the Year ($25M to $50M)”

  • Ranked among the Top M&A Law Firms in The Deal’s Power Rankings League Table (2019) 
  • The Deal: Women in Dealmaking (2021): Recognizing women lawyers who are making an impact on the dealmaking community, advising on the most important transactions of the year in their field, and taking a leadership role in promoting change


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