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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Corporate powerhouse with an established presence in California, due in part to its four offices located in Orange County, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Combines broad corporate and private equity expertise, drawing on an extensive roster of highly adept counsel of all levels of seniority. Proficient at handling cross-border M&A transactions and complex joint ventures. Broad-ranging industry sector strength covering energy, consumer products, technology and entertainment, among others.

Strengths

A market interviewee reports: "Gibson Dunn has a great, functional team of incredibly smart, thoughtful, creative and really good people."

One source says: "The team is fabulous. They do a really really good job of being responsive and having a knowledge base of the substantive areas. Gibson Dunn has the expertise and the ability to communicate complex issues to laypeople."

"The team manages cross-border work seamlessly," says one client, further describing it as "professional and capable of handling large, complex matters."

Work highlights

Represented Stone Canyon Industries in its $2 billion acquisition of Kissner Group.

Advised Platinum Equity on the $2.74 billion acquisition of Cision.

Acted on behalf of Assertio Therapeutics in its $375 million sale of the NUCYNTA franchise to Collegium Pharmaceutical.

Notable practitioners

Ari Lanin sits as cochair of the firm's private equity group and offers extensive expertise in M&A and joint venture transactions.
"He is a first-rate corporate and securities attorney. He is very service-oriented and client satisfaction-oriented, and goes out of his way to enhance the relationship, be helpful and address out needs." "Ari is one of the brightest, most creative and best lawyers I've worked with." "He is really really smart, incredibly patient, calm, and works incredibly hard. He is always available and is a solution-oriented lawyer."

Benyamin Ross is a flourishing force in the Los Angeles corporate landscape. He regularly handles corporate transactions in the technology, media and entertainment industry.
"He is terrific and very knowledgeable." "He is smart, creative and his work is always of the highest caliber."

Jonathan Layne impresses interviewees with his deep expertise in M&A and corporate governance issues.
"His strengths are a thorough knowledge of commercial law and business practice. I respect him as a general business adviser." "He is smart, experienced, straightforward, objective and candid."

Kevin Masuda serves as cochair of the firm's media, entertainment and technology group as well as the betting and gaming group, and is routinely involved in M&A deals in those sectors.
"He is a very good lawyer."

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Corporate/M&A Department

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Department location

333 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071-3197

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California

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity


California: Los Angeles & Surrounds

Corporate/M&A


Benyamin S Ross
Up and Coming
Jonathan K Layne
Band 1
Kevin Masuda
Band 4