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Stroock names two new co-leaders of broad corporate practice

Stroock has named two new co-heads of its firmwide Corporate Practice group. The new leadership is supported by a cross-functional team of partners in a variety of related groups.

Taking over as co-chairs of the Corporate team are longtime partners Christopher Doyle and Jeffrey Lowenthal. Doyle has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, commodities financings and corporate governance. Lowenthal focuses on corporate finance, reorganisations and business combinations. Both lawyers boast extensive deal histories.
 
The elevation of new corporate group leadership complements a recent firmwide strategic review at Stroock.
 
“Our transactional practice, with a powerful, integrated platform, is designed to help our clients across so many areas of corporate work – M&A, capital markets, financial restructurings, private equity and other investment funds, tax, and government regulatory counsel in support of their most critical deals,” says Stroock co-managing partner Jeffrey Keitelman. “Chris Doyle and Jeff Lowenthal have an enormous breadth of combined transactional experience and first-rate client advisory skills, as well as the ability to motivate and connect with their colleagues, making them the ideal partners to oversee our multi-disciplinary deal teams and energetically grow our corporate services offerings.”
 
Stroock’s corporate group has turned in a strong year in transactions, advising on large M&A deals in the software, financial services, cybersecurity, insurance, specialty chemicals and other sectors.  In addition to its M&A work, Stroock’s corporate practice encompasses a wide range of matters in the areas of capital markets, commodities focused on the energy sector, private equity, insurance, private funds and infrastructure, among others.
 
Thoroughly integrated with the firm’s transactional practices, Stroock’s financial restructuring lawyers have worked on the largest bankruptcy cases of the year, including Caesars, Avaya, Seadrill, Toys R Us and 21st Century Oncology, which total approximately USD43 billion of restructured debt. And Stroock’s real estate group has been at the centre of the biggest commercial property deals, including the USD2.15 billion recapitalisation of 10 Hudson Yards in Manhattan.
 
Not to be overlooked, the firm’s regulatory team in Washington has represented buyers and sellers undergoing sensitive CFIUS and related agency reviews in connection with more than USD83 billion in inbound acquisitions into the US by foreign purchasers.
 
“There are so many crosswinds impacting corporate transactions right now – a changing tax code, shifting regulatory environment, sky-high valuations, extreme consolidation in many industries. We think we have the right mix of expertise and experience, especially with Chris and Jeff at the helm, to help our clients make the best decisions regarding their own dealmaking,” says Stroock co-managing partner Alan Klinger.

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