Cooley Adds Four Prominent Corporate Partners in New York and San Francisco

Cooley is further boosting its corporate capability in New York and San Francisco with the addition of four new partners. The well-regarded group, which joins Cooley from Reed Smith, will be led by New York-based partner Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of Reed Smith’s global corporate and securities group and chair of its US capital markets group, who will arrive after completion of his notice period. Cooley’s New York office also gains corporate and capital markets partners Daniel Goldberg and William Haddad; corporate and M&A partner Garth Osterman joins Cooley’s San Francisco office. The four partners will transition to Cooley their full-spectrum, globally-oriented corporate practices.

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Holland & Knight Real Estate Lawyers Advise Digital Realty in $1.886 Billion Acquisition of Telx

Holland & Knight represented Digital Realty on the real estate component of its $1.886 billion acquisition of Telx Holdings, Inc. from private equity firms ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners. Digital Realty, a San Francisco-based real estate investment trust, is a leading provider of data center and colocation solutions. Telx is a data center colocation and interconnection company based in New York. The deal is expected to be completed later this year.

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Senior Global Transactional Attorney, Chris Terry, joins Rimon as a Partner in San Francisco Office

Mr. Terry joins Rimon from Gunderson Dettmer, a Silicon Valley law firm specializing in representing emerging growth companies, where he co-launched the firm’s first international office in Beijing. Previously we was a partner at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms.

Mr. Terry has extensive experience representing his clients on cross-border investments, market entry, outsourcing, technology transactions, joint ventures and M&A transactions. Mr. Terry’s experience spans a wide range of industry sectors, from mobile Internet, medical devices, digital advertising, and online gaming to clean-tech, semi-conductors, medical devices and education. Mr. Terry’s practice is truly global, having advised on hundreds of venture investments and M&A transactions involving the Americas, Asia and Europe, with a particular expertise in the U.S. and China markets.

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McKenna Long & Aldridge Adds Five New Partners in June Heading into its Merger with Dentons

New partners in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Atlanta – including three lawyers returning to firm; latest additions to government contracts, complex tort and corporate practices

Los Angeles/San Francisco/Washington (June 25, 2015) – McKenna Long & Aldridge heads into its pending merger with leading global law firm Dentons with a strong burst of momentum. The firm announced it has added five new partners in the month of June – in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Atlanta – including three lawyers who previously practiced at McKenna.

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Nossaman Expands Environment and Land Use Practice Group In San Francisco With Prominent Attorney Michael Durkee

Nossaman LLP has expanded its Environment and Land Use Practice Group with the addition of Michael Durkee as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco office. He joins from McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Mr. Durkee practices land use, elections, and local government law in both administrative and judicial proceedings. He represents developers, builders, property owners, cities, counties, special districts, and interest groups in all aspects of California local government, elections, and land use entitlement, review, approval processes and litigation. He has transactional and litigation expertise in the laws and processes regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local governance, general plans, specific plans, planning, zoning and development, vested rights (common law, development agreements, vesting maps), exactions (fees/dedications), the Subdivision Map Act, Williamson Act, and local elections (initiative, referendum, recall).

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FireEye Completes 144A Private Placement of $920 Million Convertible Senior Notes

Cooley advised the initial purchasers on FireEye, Inc.’s Rule 144A private placement of $920 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2035. The sale of the notes included the initial purchasers’ exercise of their over-allotment option to purchase an additional $120 million aggregate principal amount of notes.

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Kirkland & Ellis Represents Building Materials Holding Corp. in $1.5B Merger with Stock Building Supply

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Building Materials Holding Corporation (BMC), which along with Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: STCK), announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which the two companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. The combined company is expected to have an implied pro forma enterprise value of $1.5 billion based on Stock Building Supply’s closing price on June 2. The transaction will create a premier provider of lumber, diversified building products and construction services with over $2.7 billion in pro forma 2014 revenues and enhanced product and service offerings.

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Maynard Cooper Continues San Francisco Growth, Adds IP Partner Josh Van Hoven

Maynard Cooper & Gale continues to expand the knowledge and experience available to its West Coast clients with the recent addition of three new attorneys to its rapidly-growing San Francisco office. With the addition of partner Joshua Van Hoven and associates Ali Drury and Dylan Randolph, Maynard now has seven lawyers in San Francisco, representing clients in areas ranging from intellectual property protection to corporate finance and investment to insurance and financial services litigation.

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Troutman Sanders Adds Energy Partner in San Francisco

Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Paul C. Lacourciere has joined the firm’s Energy practice as a partner in the San Francisco office. He practiced previously at K&L Gates.

A substantial portion of Lacourciere’s practice is devoted to work in the solar industry, structuring transactions and advising on compliance with regulations governing the sale of electricity in California.

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Troutman Sanders Continues Expansion of West Coast IP Practice with Two Partners in San Francisco

Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Dean Morehous and Marcus Hall have joined the firm as partners in the Intellectual Property practice in the San Francisco office. Both lawyers practiced previously at Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP. Last month, the firm added partner David Devernoe and associate Christopher Franich to the Intellectual Property practice in the San Diego office.

“When we opened in San Francisco less than two months ago, we said that we intended to quickly grow the office,” said Craig Kline, managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. “We are very pleased that Dean and Marcus are joining us. Their significant IP and commercial litigation experience, as well as their strong ties to the local community, will be of great benefit to our expanding practice.”

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