Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Business Lawyers based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2003-2004 review of national legal talent in the area of "Capital Markets: Debt & Equity," Vince Pisano, a partner in our New York office, is listed among the best practitioners in the country.
Recently recruited from Skadden Arps, Vince Pisano at Kirkland & Ellis has a general corporate finance practice, with an emphasis on investment grade debt matters and securities restructuring. He has closed a convertible debt deal for Gabelli Group, and worked on an equity issue for IBM in 75 countries as part of its acquisition of PwC Consulting. In the REIT industry, Pisano has completed debt and equity financings for Anthracite Capital and Archstone-Smith. Investment grade debt work includes issuances for UST and Norfolk Southern. The market awaits his success in developing Kirkland & Ellis' practice, and hence its profile in the field.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers & Partners: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004