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Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Welcomes Five Former Nixon Peabody Attorneys to New York Office
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
New York, NY -- Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge welcomes five attorneys, formerly with Nixon Peabody, to their New York City office. Alphonso E. Tindall, Jr., and Todd J. Peterson join as Partners; Deborah Henry as Counsel; and James Hughes and Gary Anderson as Associates.
"The firm's strategic growth plan includes an increased presence in New York," explained Co-Managing Partner Terrence M. Finn, "The number of attorneys in our New York office has grown dramatically over the course of the past few years allowing opportunities for the firm to hire and retain some of the best lawyers in the city, including Al, Todd, Deborah, James and Gary."
Partners, Tindall and Peterson will team up with existing partners to establish an Emerging Markets Practice Group under the Business Law/Cross Border practice at EAPD.
Mr. Tindall is co-chair of the Cross Border Practice Group.
Mr. Tindall's international experience revolves around emerging markets work, where he has been, and is increasingly, involved in the development of funds, joint ventures and infrastructure projects throughout Africa and the Caribbean. These include funding through various foreign as well as US sources, leveraging his significant public policy, public finance and general finance experience.
With respect to his public finance practice, Mr. Tindall has significant experience in state and states authority level issues, principally focusing on the development and implementation of state programs created for the benefit of local municipalities. He has also drafted public finance legislation in a number of states, including Connecticut and New York, and has represented every major investment bank in the United States as underwriters counsel and has participated in virtually every kind of finance transaction from Connecticut to California. In his career, he has delivered bond bond or underwriter's counsel opinions on more than $20 billion of financings. He has also been instrumental in developing unique and innovative financing structures and programs for states and major cities.
Prior to Nixon Peabody, Mr. Tindall was a managing shareholder and co-chairman of the Public Finance Department of Greenberg Traurig Hoffman Lipoff Rosen & Quentel.
A resident of South Orange, NJ, Mr. Tindall received his law degree from the University of Connecticut and his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Peterson, a Partner in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group, will focus on forming private equity funds, primarily directed at emerging markets transactions, and a wide array of cross-border joint ventures and various infrastructure projects in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Projects will include biofuel and carbon credit among others.
Mr. Peterson received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law and is licensed to practice in New York.
Deborah H. Henry joins EAPD as Counsel in the Public Finance Department. Ms. Henry has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, and special counsel on various tax-exempt financings including both general obligation and revenue bond issues for transportation, housing and health care financings, water and sewer financings, tax increment financings, pooled financings, and municipal lease and lease-purchase transactions. In addition, Ms. Henry has represented both domestic and foreign commercial banks that provide liquidity facilities in support of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities.
Ms. Henry received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Associates, Mr. Hughes and Mr. Anderson, both come to EAPD with notable experience in documentation and negotiation of international, domestic and cross border private equity and investment fund transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as cross-border transactions and financings, respectively. Mr. Hughes earned his Juris Doctor at Washington University and Mr. Anderson at Case Western Reserve University.
The national law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP offers a full array of legal services to clients worldwide. EAPD's mission is to create value by providing superior legal advice and business counsel that protect our clients' interests and advance their goals. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge has ten offices in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford, New York, Providence, Short Hills (NJ), Stamford, Washington, D.C., Wilmington, West Palm Beach and a representative office in London. For more information, visit www.eapdlaw.com.
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