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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Ivan J. Presant and Jeffrey W. Meyers have joined the Firm as partners in its growing Corporate & Transactional Practice Group in New York.

Mr. Presant joins the Firm from Greenberg Traurig where he advised clients in respect to mergers, tender offers, both negotiated and unsolicited, as well as proxy contests, stock and asset acquisitions, auctions, and dispositions and joint ventures. Mr. Presant has experience in advising domestic and international companies in an array of business combination transactions and contests for corporate control involving private and public companies.

Mr. Meyers joins from Stroock, where he served as head of the Firm’s Energy and Project Finance practice. He has worked on energy transactions all over the globe, with a particular emphasis on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Meyers focuses on the sale and acquisition of interests in energy businesses and facilities and the development and financing of international and domestic energy ventures. He has experience in drafting and negotiating all operative documents for a wide range of energy projects. He has advised generation and transmission owners and transactional clients, including independent power producers, governments, private equity investors, infrastructure funds, strategics, equipment manufacturers and oil and gas companies.

“Ivan brings decades of extensive experience in M&A and proxy contests for both private equity funds and public companies to the Firm, and Jeff is one of New York’s premier energy lawyers. We are excited about what each of them will bring to our New York office,” said Harris C. Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group. “The synergies with our other practice areas will allow both of them to grow and develop their individual practices within McDermott’s broad international platform.”

McDermott’s New York office has seen significant growth in recent months with the hiring of several notable partners. Mr. Presant and Mr. Meyers join Ian Schwartz, Rob Goldstein, Jeremy Dickens, Daniel Martin, and Frank Steinherr as the latest additions to the Firm’s Corporate & Transactional Practice in New York.

“We are excited to continue to grow and build out our roster of highly experienced lawyers in New York,” said John Lutz, head of McDermott’s New York office. “We are thrilled to welcome Ivan and Jeffrey to our growing team and look forward to the exceptional work they will provide our clients.”

In addition to its growth in the New York market, McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group has recently strengthened the depth of its bench around the world, including the additions of Gregory Metz in Chicago, Albert Sokol in Boston and David Lipkin in Silicon Valley, as well as the overseas additions of Piero Carbone, Alicia Videon, Michael Holter, Alan Gar and Elisabeth Moseley in London, and Dr. Michael Cziesla and Dr. Oliver Hahnelt in Frankfurt.

McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, as well as the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by The Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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