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Schnader on Short List to be Named Law Firm of the Year for ‘Driving Middle Market Growth’

On May 26, 2016 by Schnader in Mergers and Acquisitions

New York, NY – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist to receive the New York ACG Champion’s Award for Law Firm of the Year. This annual tribute, which is presented by the ACG New York and The M&A Advisor, recognizes middle market firms that are driving growth within the greater New York metropolitan area.

The award, which will go to the firm leading middle market transactions, will be announced on June 16th at the sixth annual awards gala in New York City. The nomination culminates a significant year for Schnader’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice, which completed 35 complex transactions involving hundreds of millions of dollars over a one-year period.

“Just being among the finalists is a huge honor,” said partner Sarah Hewitt, chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and Megan Harmon, co-chair of Schnader’s M&A practice. “This really recognizes our clients for entrusting us to close their deals on transactions that fuel their economic growth.”

The firm’s M&A group works with public and private sellers and buyers of all sizes in a number of industries, including insurance brokerage, energy and environmental, technology, retail and consumer goods. The group also provides strategic counsel for private equity and investment companies, businesses and institutions providing financing for acquisitions, recapitalizations and other complex financial transactions.

“Our Mergers and Acquisitions attorneys draw on the firm’s wide range of experience to ensure that our clients achieve their business goals while minimizing risks,” said Hewitt.

Schnader’s M&A practice has sustained enormous growth, in part, due to a 40 percent rise in deal volume involving insurance brokerages since 2014. In addition, M&A attorneys worked on matters involving heavy consolidation in the environmental services industry, and attorneys with strong European connections led a number of cross-border transactions.

Future firm prospects in mergers and acquisitions are bright as deal activity overall is expected to continue at a brisk pace in some sectors like insurance brokerage for at least the next three years, Hewitt added.