LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that Terrence R. Allen has joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group as partner in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices. He will lead the expansion of Pepper Hamilton’s transactional practice on the West Coast. Allen was formerly a transactional partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
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Allen specializes in corporate transactions, including public and private mergers, stock purchases, asset sales and leveraged recapitalizations. He represents issuers in private placements and venture capital deals, and investors in purchases of equity and start-up and other private companies. He also advises clients on corporate governance and disclosure matters.
While Allen’s work is primarily transactional, he collaborates frequently with partners in providing litigation and other specialized client work.
“Pepper Hamilton offers a new challenge—the chance to play a significant role in expanding the firm’s transactional platform in California,” Allen said. “Nationwide, the firm has a powerful blend of quality, sophistication and innovation. I’m looking forward to growing our corporate and securities presence on the West Coast in a ripe and expanding middle market.”
Allen has conducted extensive market research relating to private M&A transactions. In 2003, he conceived and led the development of one of the earliest and most comprehensive "deal points" studies recognized in the marketplace. The study involved the analysis of more than 250 acquisition agreements pertaining to closed private M&A transactions in more than two dozen industries to determine the prevalence of approximately 70 different provisions often included in these agreements. More recently, he conceived and led an exhaustive and groundbreaking study of indemnity claims in private M&A transactions.
“Terry’s entrepreneurial spirit and long track record of success is why he’s such a great match for Pepper Hamilton, especially as we work collaboratively across practice groups and across the nation to meet our clients’ diverse needs,” Sharon R. Klein, partner in charge of the firm’s Orange County office, said. “California is a key geographic area for the firm’s strategic growth, so we’re thrilled Terry has chosen Pepper as the firm where he’ll continue to expand his practice.”
Allen earned his J.D., B.S. in business administration, and B.A. in journalism, all from the University of Southern California.
About Pepper Hamilton
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.
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