Lowenstein Sandler taps PE lawyer as a partner

Law firm Lowenstein Sandler has named private equity M&A lawyer Michael A. Brosse as a partner in its corporate department. Previously, Brosse worked at Kirkland & Ellis where he was a partner.


NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lowenstein Sandler LLP is further bolstering its fast-growing private equity and mergers and acquisitions practices with the addition of private equity M&A lawyer Michael A. Brosse as a partner of the firm in its Corporate Department. Mr. Brosse joins Lowenstein Sandler’s New York office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he has been a partner since 2000. His arrival follows a year in which Lowenstein Sandler experienced explosive growth in its M&A and corporate securities practices, representing financial sponsors, funds and public and private companies.
“The addition of Michael Brosse advances our firm’s strategy of continuously broadening and deepening the services that we provide to our rapidly growing list of investment fund clients,” said Gary M. Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler’s chairman and managing partner.
“Mike’s client service focus is a perfect fit with our culture and his vast experience with middle-market M&A transactions adds strength to our practice at a very busy time,” said Marita Makinen, chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s M&A practice. Ms. Makinen joined Lowenstein Sandler in 2011 from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where she had been a partner since 2001.
Mr. Brosse represents private equity and venture capital funds in a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate restructuring, and fund formation activities.
Among other high-profile matters, Mr. Brosse represented:
Pamplona Capital Management in connection with its $1.4 billion acquisition of Coinmach Services Corp. and Air-serv Group LLC.
CSC ServiceWorks in connection with its $584 million acquisition of Mac-Gray Corporation
“Lowenstein Sandler has an exceptionally strong and well-known platform for middle-market M&A work,” said Mr. Brosse. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to focus more on this exciting and busy area and help Lowenstein continue to expand its practice.”
Mr. Brosse earned his J.D. cum laude from University of Michigan School of Law, and his B.A. magna cum laude from Duke University.
About Lowenstein Sandler
Lowenstein Sandler is a leading provider of transactional, litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal services to many of the country’s top companies and funds. Close to 300 lawyers in our New York, New Jersey and California offices immerse themselves in our clients’ industries in order to deeply understand their businesses. We are characterized by our passion for our clients’ success, our commitment to our people, and our pro bono and public interest work in the communities that we serve.