Press Release February 24, 2016

Alston & Bird Boosts Finance Practice with New Partner, Counsel in Atlanta

Alston & Bird today announced the continued expansion of its Finance Practice with the addition of partner Michael Parisi and counsel Jordan Myers. They join the firm’s Atlanta office from McGuireWoods LLP.

“As we continue to broaden and strengthen our finance team, Mike and Jordan bring significant credentials that reflect the strategic needs of our clients, especially in our Corporate Debt Practice,” said Robert Sullivan, Alston & Bird partner and Finance Practice chair. “In recent years, we have achieved considerable success by leveraging our traditional finance strengths with focused growth in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. Mike and Jordan give us the opportunity to continue building our national platform while deepening our service offerings for clients.”

Parisi represents lenders and borrowers in asset-based and cash flow debt financings. His clients are involved in syndicated, club and bilateral finance transactions, and he has experience in acquisition financing, cross-border financing, debt restructuring, debt subordination and intercreditor issues. His industry experience includes health care, media, communications, marine services, retail and manufacturing.

Myers focuses his practice on structuring and restructuring financing transactions and resolving related disputes. He advises clients in all stages of lending relationships, including origination, workout, restructuring and bankruptcy. He has experience in asset-based financing, cash flow financing and real estate financing, as well as intercreditor and subordination issues and debt restructurings.

“Mike and Jordan are emblematic of the high-caliber talent that we are investing in as we continue our growth in Atlanta,” said Janine Brown, partner in charge of Alston & Bird’s Atlanta office. “We are committed to adding talent strategically when and where it makes sense to bring greater value and service to our clients whether they are located around the corner or around the world.”

The firm’s Finance Practice has undergone significant growth since 2010, expanding by more than 90 percent. Last year, the practice added more than 20 lawyers, including four partners in Dallas, a partner in Los Angeles and a counsel in Charlotte.

Alston & Bird’s Finance Practice comprises attorneys in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., who focus on representing financial institutions, underwriters, alternative investment funds and vehicles and other providers and servicers of debt capital. For more information, please visit
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