Clients look to Larry for newer, better and more creative ways to resolve complex legal issues. He has a focused outlook that adds value to his clients’ bottom line through effective project management, better execution and higher standards of performance. He gets to personally know each of his clients and understands their individual business needs.
Jim Darrow guides his corporate and financial clients in their complex transactions, especially mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and financings. Jim advises on private equity investments, bank financings and debt security offerings for business development companies (BDCs). He has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions, including leveraged buyout financing.
Clark Davis works closely with Eversheds Sutherland's (US) managing partner, executive committee, management, partners and practice groups to develop business strategies that fulfill our clients’ legal requirements and enhance the firm’s standing within the legal community. Now entering his third decade with the firm, Clark oversees the business decisions facing Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s management team and variety of administrative groups. His first-hand knowledge of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s ongoing operational requirements allows him to provide attorneys in all practice areas with the information and tools they need to make solid, strategic business decisions.
With more than 30 years construction law experience, Lee Davis serves as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Chair of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Construction Industry Team and a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Lee’s experience as lead counsel in complex construction disputes runs the gamut of construction projects, including power plants, industrial facilities, wastewater treatment plants, hotels, resorts, condominiums, hospitals, shopping centers, office buildings and apartments. Lee resolves varied and diverse issues, including delay claims, acceleration claims, defective construction, differing site conditions, bid protests, government contracting, fraud and constitutional matters affecting the construction industry.
With nearly 40 years of experience in corporate financial transactions, for the past 20 years, Warren Davis has advised clients on derivatives, related risk management activities and financial disclosure. Warren is at the forefront helping clients navigate the complexities of the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory regime for derivatives, including commenting on numerous Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) rulemakings and advising with respect to the development of new documentation for cleared and uncleared swaps. He takes care to educate himself and his clients on the risks and benefits of dealing in various types of derivatives, where subtle differences in documentation can have large real-world consequences. Warren is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School where he teaches the Regulation of Derivatives.
With more than 37 years as an attorney in New York and Atlanta, Peter Dean brings significant experience to Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Energy Practice Group in handling business, finance and energy transactions for U.S. and foreign companies. For more than 13 years he has concentrated on acquisitions, project development and contract negotiations in the energy sector. Peter’s knowledge and experience help clients in merger and acquisition activities and transactions involving energy assets, project development, and commercial and corporate transactions, especially electric power, renewable energy and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.
Matthew Deavers advises clients on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing. Matthew regularly counsels clients on joint venture formation, the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, the development of improved and unimproved property, commercial loan transactions, and retail and office leasing.
With deep knowledge of the complex and ever-changing tax laws and regulations at the federal and state levels, Joe DePew defends and negotiates for taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other tax agencies and boards. Joe works with clients across the country to respond to federal and state tax audits and examinations and, when possible, to resolve controversies without litigation. When litigation is necessary to protect his clients’ interests, Joe provides strategic and vigorous defense. He has represented clients before the Administrative Appeals Division of the IRS, state agencies, the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. district courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and various state courts.
Sean Diamond serves corporations, primarily insurance companies and private equity funds, in their M&A transactional needs.
Nick Djuric advises clients on estate planning—including the preparation of wills and trust instruments and tax and succession planning for closely held businesses. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Nick practices primarily in estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax; wills, trusts, and administration of estates; tax controversies; fiduciary litigation; and private foundations. In particular, he works closely with private family offices and their professional advisors on multigenerational estate planning. As chair of the Legislation Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section, Nick has been active for many years in the reform of Georgia’s law of trusts and estates.
Stephanie Do advises clients in a full range of state and local tax matters. She counsels clients in state and local income, franchise, sales and use, and property tax. Stephanie also advises on income and franchise tax restructuring, developing tax strategies, and sales and use tax taxability analysis, as well as state and local controversy management.
A banking and finance lawyer for more than 35 years, Knox Dobbins counsels banks, nonbank lenders and insurance companies on banking, consumer financial services and restructuring matters. Knox advises consumer finance companies on compliance and privacy matters and participates in restructurings and financings across the country. He has guided banks, nonbank lenders and national retail chains in administering credit programs and has helped these clients confront successive new disclosure, fee and interest, privacy and credit access regimes.
Clay Douglas assists a variety of entities, including business development companies, in their capital raising efforts and launch to market operations. He also advises on financial and general corporate governance matters.
Bill Dudzinsky is a trusted business and legal advisor to publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity firms, management teams, entrepreneurs and investment bankers in complex corporate transactions, principally in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Bill represents and counsels buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups and minority investments and the various participants in strategic partnerships, joint ventures, tax-advantaged transactions, debt and equity restructurings and recapitalizations. He is also experienced in advising boards of directors, audit committees and special committees on a wide variety of strategic matters, including issues with respect to corporate governance, disclosure obligations and fiduciary duties.
Thomas Dugan represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, and counsels clients on acquisition, supplemental and assumption financing for fixed rate and structured adjustable rate mortgages. His work also includes advising clients on all legal aspects of financing multi-family properties.
Dwaune Dupree counsels investment funds and business development companies (BDCs) on a broad range of corporate, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients on various capital markets transactions to ensure compliance with federal securities laws governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Jacob (Jake) Dweck is a leading U.S. energy lawyer and thought leader. For more than four decades, Jake’s practice has spanned matters involving oil and gas, LNG, electric power, renewable resources, energy futures and derivatives, fuels regulation, international trade and sanctions, oil spill incident response and climate change. In each area, Jake has counseled the who’s who in the energy industry and is recognized for his creative solutions in commercial transactions, regulatory and policy proceedings, dispute resolution and bankruptcy.
For more than 30 years, Jim Dwyer has represented market leading companies on some of the largest mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in the insurance industry. Jim advises clients on a full range of insurance transactional matters including company sales, mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance transactions, financing and securitizations, business transition and renewal rights transactions, administrative services agreements, collateral protection arrangements, insurance holding company act transactions, company governance and general corporate matters, and related regulatory and judicial proceedings.
Eversheds Sutherland is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.
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