Daily News: March 3, 2015

Fried Frank Adds Finance Attorneys to Team

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson elected seven lawyers to partner, and promoted seven associates to special counsel, several in the corporate department and capital markets/finance/M&A practices, effective March 1, 2015.

Mark S. Hayek is a partner in the corporate department and the capital markets practice, resident in New York. Hayek concentrates his practice on corporate
finance transactions, including the representation of issuers, underwriters and selling security holders in domestic and international public and private debt (investment grade, unsecured and secured high yield debt) and equity (IPOs and secondary) offerings. He has a particular focus on the representation of private equity sponsors in connection with acquisition financings. He also represents borrowers and lenders in syndicated loan transactions.

Caroline Sandberg is a partner in the corporate department and the Finance Practice, resident in New York. Ms. Sandberg represents senior and mezzanine lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors on a wide variety of financing transactions, including syndicated senior facilities, second lien facilities and mezzanine financings in connection with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations and debt restructurings.

Matthew V. Soran is a partner in the corporate department and the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in New York. Soran has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, having represented private investment groups and public and private companies in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, venture investments, secondary sales of private equity limited partnership interests and other corporate and governance matters.

Jan Sysel is a partner in the corporate department and the finance practice, resident in New York. Sysel represents sponsors, borrowers, arrangers and lenders on a variety of financing transactions primarily in connection with fund formation, as well as leveraged acquisitions, spinoffs, recapitalizations and restructurings across a broad range of industries. He has extensive experience structuring, negotiating, documenting and executing complex financings, including syndicated senior facilities, mezzanine facilities and private debt placements.

“We congratulate this very talented and hardworking class of partners and special counsel on achieving this significant milestone in their careers, said David Greenwald,” chairman of Fried Frank. “Our team of attorneys and staff looks forward to working closely with each of them to help our clients with their most complex and sophisticated matters.”