Former Kirkland & Ellis Partner Brings Extensive Experience Handling Large and Middle Market Private Equity Transactions
Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has expanded its Corporate and Securities practice with the addition of debt financing specialist Joseph W. Price, a former partner at Kirkland & Ellis, who joins as a Member based in New York.
Mr. Price brings extensive experience representing private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and lenders in connection with leveraged acquisitions, secured and unsecured, second lien, mezzanine, asset based, debtor-in-possession and distressed financings, workouts and restructurings. Prior to his time at Kirkland, Mr. Price served as an Associate Director of the legal department of Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., now part of JPMorgan Chase.
“Mintz has established a robust corporate transactional practice representing clients in an expanding range of deals,” said Stephen J. Gulotta Jr., Managing Member of Mintz New York office and head of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice in New York. “Joe’s experience leading complex debt financings further strengthens our capabilities and enhances our ability to serve the private equity marketplace.”
“The financing market for leveraged acquisitions is strong and, as a result, deal activity is accelerating,” said Mr. Price. “Mintz has strong corporate and restructuring practices and deep experience in industries that have become hotbeds of activity, creating an ideal platform from which to grow our private equity capabilities, particularly in the middle market.”
A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Mr. Price earned his law degree cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he served on the Brooklyn Law Review and was a Richardson Merit Scholar.