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Proskauer names top private equity/buyouts lawyer to team

Global law firm Proskauer said Wednesday that it has added Steven M. Peck to its corporate department and private equity and M&A Groups. Ranked as a top lawyer in private equity/buyouts by Chambers USA, Peck has served as a guest lecturer on corporate and private equity law at Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management.


NEW YORK & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global law firm Proskauer announced today that top-ranked Private Equity/Buyouts lawyer Steven M. Peck has joined the firm’s Corporate Department and Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. Mr. Peck’s diverse transactional experience includes representing private equity sponsors, multi-national corporations, and other market participants in their most challenging transactional matters in the United States and throughout the world. He also advises clients regarding securities law issues, disclosure and compliance matters, and corporate governance.
“Steve is an accomplished transactional lawyer who is highly regarded by both clients and colleagues in the private equity industry,” said Proskauer Chairman Joseph M. Leccese. “He is an important addition to our international corporate platform, which we are continually expanding to support the business needs of our sophisticated client base.”
Resident in the firm’s Boston office, Mr. Peck is ranked as a leading lawyer for Private Equity/Buyouts by Chambers USA. He has been featured as a panelist at the Federal Securities Institute in Miami, Florida and as a guest lecturer on corporate and private equity law at Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He earned his JD from Boston University Law School and is a graduate of Duke University. He was previously a partner at Weil.
“Steve’s private equity and M&A experience is a perfect fit with our transactional private equity practice, and will be a strong complement for our multi-tranche finance and private investment funds clients,” stated Ronald R. Papa, co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and co-head of the M&A group. “We are delighted to welcome him to Proskauer.”
Joseph A. Capraro, Proskauer’s Boston office head, commented, “In addition to the depth he brings to our national and international private equity practice, Steve continues the expansion of our transactional team in Boston. We are thrilled to have him onboard as we continue to deepen the comprehensive services we provide to the private equity industry.”
Proskauer provides a full range of services to the private equity industry, including fund structuring, institutional investments, executive compensation, tax, exits including leveraged buyouts and IPOs, distressed investments and dispute resolution. The firm’s Corporate Department comprises more than 260 lawyers worldwide and counsels clients on the full range of complex financial transactions, as well as ongoing business and regulatory matters. Its core practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, private investment funds, finance, multi-tranche finance, technology, media and communications, and bankruptcy and restructuring.
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