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Proskauer adds private credit market partner in Washington DC

International law firm Proskauer has appointed William Tuttle as a partner in the Corporate Department of the firm’s Washington DC office.

 
“Will’s asset management-focused corporate practice will complement and enhance ours, and we are excited to have him join our team as we continue to expand our first-class, one-stop shop for private credit market participants,” says Pippa Bond, co-head of the Firm’s Global Capital Markets Group.
 
Tuttle’s practice focuses on capital markets and corporate matters, including the representation of issuers and investment banks in public and private securities transactions and companies in strategic M&A transactions. His clients include business development companies (BDCs), asset managers, closed-end funds and underwriters/investment banks. He also advises BDCs and asset managers in change of control transactions, management spin-outs and joint venture arrangements and represents asset managers on the structuring of their businesses and the development of new investment funds.
 
Proskauer regularly represents clients on all aspects of public and private BDCs, and has advised some of the largest BDCs, their sponsors, underwriters or independent directors. In the past five years, Proskauer has represented approximately half of the 58 publicly traded BDCs and has been a key player in all major BDC IPOs since 2015.
 
Monica Shilling, co-head of the Firm’s global Private Equity Group, says: “We are delighted that Will is joining us. His broad experience across a diverse range of public and private BDCs will bolster our full-service offering to BDC and other registered fund clients.”
 
Tuttle received his BA from the University of Virginia and his JD from Vanderbilt University. In 2017, he was recognised among the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, an affiliate of the American Bar Association.
 
Tuttle arrives hot on the heels of two recent additions to Proskauer’s DC office, joining corporate partner Karen Garnett and litigation partner Samuel Waldon, who both served at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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