Neal J. Reenan advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on their most complex transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Drawing on more than two decades of private equity legal experience, as well as roles in professional service firms and operating businesses, Mr. Reenan structures, negotiates, and executes a broad range of transactions on behalf of leading financial sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Mr. Reenan serves as go-to counsel for many clients on their full spectrum of transactional needs, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions of distressed companies and take-privates
- Leveraged buyouts
- Joint ventures
- Restructuring transactions
A former accountant, strategy consultant, and manufacturing executive, as well as the co-founder of a significant, private equity-focused office of a leading global law firm, Mr. Reenan brings a pragmatic operator’s perspective to delivering legal counsel. He provides the clients he serves with creative, “can-do,” and commercially calibrated advice with a focus on solving thorny problems to help get deals done. Mr. Reenan builds enduring, trust-based relationships with clients by delivering technically sound, commercially balanced, and situation-tailored counsel, by always putting his clients’ needs first, and by bringing a sense of humor and perspective to even the most challenging matters.
Mr. Reenan also devotes significant time to mentoring junior lawyers, especially those who, like himself, are the first in their families to grow up or live in the United States or who are first-generation lawyers.