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Greenberg Traurig strengthens funds and derivatives capabilities

International law firm Greenberg Traurig has strengthened its expertise in private investment funds and complicated derivatives transactions, with the additions of Anthony L Perricone and Nanette Aguirre as shareholders in its New York Corporate & Securities Practice.

Aguirre joins from Schulte Roth & Zabel, where Perricone started his career and was more recently a partner at Jones Day.

“Rather than force clients to choose between top tier quality and value, we remain true to our core: a business model premised not on size but upon delivering elite quality and extraordinary value in one firm, where we intensely focus on execution in a respectful, collaborative, merit-based and empowering culture,” says Richard A Rosenbaum, chief executive officer of Greenberg Traurig.

“The representation of private equity and hedge funds, including those operating in the middle market, is one of our strategic growth areas where we have made great strides through internal collaboration and selective additions. Tony’s broad investment management practice coupled with Nanette's extensive experience in regulatory matters relating to derivatives, working closely with our private equity and M&A experts and our top-ranked real estate, REIT, technology, entertainment, tax, restructuring and other practices in New York and across all of our 37 office locations, provides greater depth and breadth to this important offering for our diverse client base, including fund clients and their portfolio companies, real estate players and other operating businesses, investment managers, and prime brokers,” says Rosenbaum.

Perricone has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in fund formation and investment management matters. His practice focuses on private fund sponsors, investment managers, institutional investors, and family offices.

Aguirre, with over 15 years of experience on Wall Street and as outside counsel, is experienced in negotiating all forms of derivative, trading, and prime brokerage agreements with global prime brokers. She regularly advises clients on a variety of regulatory, compliance, risk management, and operational issues related to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, including clearing and reporting and cross-border rules.

Greenberg Traurig’s global team of fund lawyers represents private equity, hedge, venture capital, and real estate funds, as well as other private investors such as family offices, and the range of companies financed by such sources. The firm’s private equity funds team works with clients on a broad range of matters, including initial formation, buyouts, and investment structuring, and delivers transactional representation to clients around the world in the automotive, technology, financial services, retail, healthcare, and consumer products sectors, among others.    

“I look forward to utilising Greenberg Traurig’s unmatched geographic platform to provide my fund clients with seamless legal advice in key locations such as Boston, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, London, Amsterdam, and other offices around the world,” says Perricone.

“As clients diversify their structures and trading strategies to incorporate international and emerging market products and investors, I am excited to join the Corporate & Securities team where we can together advise on innovative tax and fund formation structures coupled with an expertise in global regulatory and advisory guidelines. I look forward to providing exceptional client service while working alongside attorneys at Greenberg Traurig who have a range of valuable experience in corporate & securities matters,” says Aguirre.

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