NEW YORK – Reed Smith today announced the addition of Ari Edelman, a leading transactional lawyer with a wealth of experience representing special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), underwriters and placement agents in IPOs and de-SPAC acquisitions. Ari joins the firm’s Global Corporate Group as a partner in New York.
Prominent Shipping, LNG and Energy Partner Kevin Keenan Joins Reed Smith’s Global Transportation Industry Group in Houston
HOUSTON - Reed Smith today announced that Kevin D. Keenan, a Houston-based lawyer whose wide-ranging global practice is at the intersection of energy transportation and infrastructure development, has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in its global 140-lawyer Transportation Industry Group. A former partner with Hogan Lovells, Keenan advises clients across the energy sector, with a focus on LNG, project development and shipping.
DALLAS – Reed Smith today announced that restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer Omar J. Alaniz has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry Group in Dallas, marking a significant addition to the firm’s bankruptcy capabilities throughout Texas. Alaniz, previously a partner at Baker Botts, will be joining a dynamic team of bankruptcy professionals representing debtors, creditors, lenders and other stakeholders in many of the most notable filings in the country, including those in sectors including energy, retail, and health and fitness. While based in Dallas, Alaniz will also be spending a considerable amount of time in the firm’s Houston office.
LOS ANGELES – Reed Smith today announced that prominent California transactional lawyers Ashok W. Mukhey and Mitchell S. Cohen have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in Century City. Formerly with Irell & Manella, the duo brings the firm a diverse practice in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and general corporate representation of public and private companies.
MIAMI – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Felipe Berer has joined the firm as a partner in the Miami office in the Global Disputes Group. Berer is also a member of the firm’s Latin America Business Team. Formerly head of the Brazil practice at Akerman LLP, Berer represents multinational companies doing business in the United States, Brazil, and throughout Latin America. He has significant experience advising Brazilian companies in a wide array of industries on cross-border commercial disputes, litigation and arbitration, and insolvency matters both in the US and in Brazil.