Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for A preeminent full-service firm with a dominant presence in the middle market, noted for its impressive roster of experienced attorneys. Represents a wide variety of clients including family-owned businesses, startups and hedge funds. Has a solid private equity practice, including regularly acting as general counsel to portfolio companies. Able to advise on the full range of governance, tax, antitrust and IP questions arising from corporate transactions.

Strengths Market commentators say that the group "does excellent work and has a quality client base and excellent attorneys."

Work highlights Assisted technology company Altair Engineering with its acquisition of Datawatch Corporation, a deal worth $176 million.

Notable practitioners


Alan Wovsaniker
routinely represents bio-pharmaceutical companies in mergers and acquisitions. One interviewee says: "He is a detailed and responsive attorney who is easy to communicate with, and gets the matter done efficiently."


Anthony Pergola
acts for newly established tech companies and equity capital trusts on corporate transactions. He has experience handling transactions with elements in international jurisdictions, including Singapore.

According to market commentators,
Jeffrey Shapiro
is a "very intelligent" corporate attorney "who is driven to stay on top of the profession." He conducts a broad transactional practice for a range of clients.


Nicholas San Filippo
enjoys a fine reputation for his work at the New Jersey corporate Bar. His experience includes handling large strategic acquisitions for chemical companies, among others, and his work has involved elements in several Asian jurisdictions and Australia.

Sources consider
Peter Ehrenberg
to be "one of the deans of corporate law in New Jersey," noting his "diligent, dedicated and practical" approach. He is highly accomplished in the handling of corporate transactions for various companies.

"Skillful and knowledgeable" attorney
Raymond Thek
garners considerable respect among his peers. He specializes in assisting innovative tech companies and investors with M&A, venture capital and private equity financing matters.