Further strengthening its transactional and tax capabilities, Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has added prominent corporate attorney Edouard C. LeFevre and tax veterans Scott J. Pinarchick and Abraham (Avi) Reshtick to the firm’s Corporate & Securities and Tax practices, respectively. Messrs LeFevre and Pinarchick were most recently partners at Foley & Lardner LLP. They join as Members in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Reshtick was most recently a partner at Bracewell, LLP and previously practiced at Ropes & Gray LLP. He joins Mintz New York office as a Member.
“Having established reputations as preeminent lawyers in their respective fields, Ed, Scott and Avi are outstanding additions to the firm as we continue to expand our transactional focus,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “In addition to adding even greater depth to our growing private equity practice, they enhance our ability to expand the firm’s well-established national footprint in technology and life sciences, and further strengthen our ability to lead complex deals in the U.S. and in cross-border transactions.”
“Mintz has a growing and thriving private equity practice, having advised funds across the country for more than a decade on a range of challenging corporate and transactional issues,” said Mike Fantozzi, Managing Member of the Boston office, Division Head for the firm’s Corporate, Tax, Private Client and Immigration Sections and a member of Mintz Policy Committee. “Ed, Scott and Avi join a sophisticated group of attorneys with extensive experience providing corporate, debt, ERISA, tax and employment counsel to private equity clients and we are delighted to enhance our practice with their backgrounds and considerable expertise.”
“The firm’s ability to serve our private equity clients is further strengthened with the addition of these three talented individuals,” said Stephen J. Gulotta, Jr., Managing Member of the New York office, head of the Corporate and Securities Practice in New York and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the firm and in particular, to welcome Avi to the New York office.”
Mr. LeFevre’s expertise spans a broad range of business transactions. He has substantial experience representing venture capital funds, private equity funds and hedge funds. His transactional experience includes representing buyers and sellers in public and private M&A deals, representing issuers and investors in seed, venture capital and private equity financings, and structuring and negotiating domestic and cross-border joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also represents clients in public company transactions and matters, including representing issuers and underwriters in IPOs, PIPEs and SPACs. Additionally, Mr. LeFevre’s emerging company practice includes advising entrepreneurs through entity formation and start-up, advising companies and executives with respect to employment, compensation and non-competition arrangements and negotiating commercial agreements, including licensing, OEM and distribution contracts.
Mr. Pinarchick focuses on U.S. federal income tax matters with a special emphasis on the taxation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, domestic, foreign and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, debt financing and fund formation. His clients include private equity and venture capital firms, operating companies, financial institutions and insurance companies. Mr. Pinarchick also has significant experience in international tax issues that arise in cross-border transactions. He regularly advises U.S. and non-U.S. investors regarding their investment activity both in and outside of the U.S.
Mr. Reshtick represents clients on a wide range of U.S. federal income tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, tax-free spin-offs, leverage buyouts, joint ventures, fund formations, debt financing and financial restructurings. In addition, Mr. Reshtick has significant experience advising foreign investors on their investments into the U.S. as well as on matters involving debt restructurings and workouts. Mr. Reshtick advises domestic and foreign-based private equity and venture capital funds in addition to operating companies and financial institutions. His clients range from early stage venture backed companies to Fortune 100 enterprises and span a wide range of industries, including consumer products energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecommunications.