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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010: Capital Markets

Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business 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' 2010 review of national legal talent in the area of "Capital Markets," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Debt & Equity
Nationwide Ranking: Tier 4

The Firm: The firm's strength in capital markets is built on its prowess in private equity and restructuring, although it also attracts a significant volume of work solely on the basis of its capital markets expertise. The firm undertakes some underwriter representation, but is more heavily focused on advising issuers on high-yield offerings, IPOs and convertible deals.

Key Individuals: Joshua Korff of the New York office is a standout performer, focused on private equity, leveraged acquisitions and public and private securities offerings. Work highlights include advising Clearwire on the offering of over $2 billion of high-yield notes and Avis Budget Group on a $300 million convertible notes offering.

Nationwide: Other Practitioners

Bruce Gelman of Kirkland & Ellis LLP concentrates on tax planning, representing investors and sponsors in the USA and offshore on public and private REIT matters, as well as advising on the tax aspects of other investment funds. He currently represents Archstone and its various REIT subsidiaries in all aspects of its operations.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 —