Lawyer Monthly - February 2023

Paul Hastings announced the continued expansion of its global finance practice with the appointment of Patrick Bright as a partner in London. Bright is known as a leader in European high-yield transactions and brings a good deal of experience in advising investment banks, funds, corporates and sponsors on high-yield offerings, in addition to leveraged and acquisitioned financings, bond restructurings and other capital markets transactions. Past clients for whom he has conducted financings include Infopro, Aston Martin, Very Group, Biofarma, Verisure and Itelyum. In addition to these achievements, Bright is consistently ranked as a top practitioner in high-yield transactions by Legal 500, Chambers UK and IFLR1000. “Patrick has a stellar reputation as one of the leading high-yield lawyers in the London and global markets,” said Paul Hastings Chair Frank Lopez. “Patrick strengthens our premier London and global finance platform as a destination for the entire capital structure in the most complex finance transactions.” Finance Partner Bolsters Paul Hastings’ London Team Armstrong Teasdale has added Michael Burwick to its roster of partners. With almost 30 years’ worth of experience as a tax, corporate and securities lawyer, he will serve the firm’s clients from its Boston, Miami, New York and Washington DC offices. Burwick’s practice is focused on tax deferral, mitigation and minimisation, and he has successfully developed and implemented several tax strategies derived from little-known sections of the Internal Revenue Code to aid his clients. Burwick has supported businesses ranging in size from several million to several hundred million dollars in annual revenue as well as HNWIs, aiding them in organising the timing and payment of their capital gains and income taxes. Today, Burwick’s clients range across numerous sectors of industry. He collaborates with professional agents and advisors in the sports, media and entertainment sector to minimise and defer athletes’ taxes, utilising investments that they have acquired from their endorsement income and broader career earnings. Beyond the sport and media sector, Burwick also uses IRC provisions to provide tax benefits to his many clients in the agricultural sector. Subcategories in the sector have included timber, fisheries, nurseries and livestock, as well as others that fall within IRC’s definition of agriculture. Burwick’s appointment was hailed by Armstrong Teasdale partner and Leader for the Eastern US, Richard Scheff. “Michael is a consummate professional and consistently identifies opportunities to serve his clients in the tax realm,” he said. “His background in psychology and sociology helps him better understand his clients and their businesses, and work in collaboration as a true extension of their organisation.” New Partner Arrives at Armstrong Teasdale London, United Kingdom Paul Hastings USA Armstrong Teasdale LAWYERMOVES 9

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