Pepper partner James D. Rosener was selected as Lawyer of the Year in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New York Chapter’s 5th Annual Champion’s Awards, which were held June 18 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.
The ACG Champion’s Awards is an annual program of ACG New York and The M&A Advisor that recognizes outstanding achievements of participants in the middle-market M&A industry in the greater New York metropolitan area. This is at least the third year in a row that Rosener and Pepper Hamilton have made the finalist list.
Rosener was honored for several deals, including transactions on behalf of Marlin Equity Partners, Tenex, The Gores Group and Kingswood Capital.
Pepper, via a deal team that included Paul W. Hespel, Elizabeth R. Tabas Carson, Andrew R. Roop, Joan M. Roll and others, also was a finalist for Cross-Border Deal of the Year for a transaction with Medley Management Inc., a New York-based asset management firm, and Northern Lights Capital Partners (NLCP), a Seattle-based boutique asset management firm with investments in at least three continents. NLCP partnered with Medley to finance its acquisition of an interest in two investment firms while simultaneously contributing NLCP’s assets into a subsidiary jointly owned with Treasury Group, an Australian publicly traded investment firm. The combined entity provides support to 21 boutique asset managers across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions. The complex deal involved navigating through domestic and international laws related to corporate and regulatory matters.
A panel of judges representing a cross-section of the middle-market industry selected the winning deals and dealmakers from among finalists. Criteria used by the judges included the importance of the transaction, product, service or dealmaker to the industry and also the level of creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance it took to complete the deal.
Pepper Hamilton is a founding member of the EACC New York, and James Rosener is the President of the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York.