Sidley Austin LLP
Sidley Austin LLP has hired Ram Burshtine as a partner in its New York office. Ram will be joining the Global Finance Practice group of the firm. He has an established track record of representing private equity sponsors, financial institutions and corporate borrowers in both domestic and international financing transactions.
In his practice, Burshtine focuses primarily on leveraging domestic and cross-border acquisition and recapitalization of financing transactions. His specialties include advising on leveraged cash-flow and asset-based syndicated credit facilities as well as investment grade financing. He also has extensive experience in first and second lien secured facilities, senior and mezzanine transactions and unitranche loans.
Burshtine regularly counsels clients on credit facilities, debt restructuring, and exit financing. He has represented clients in transactions worth more than $6 billion in the last two years.
Speaking on the occasion of Burshtine joining Sidley, Michael J Schmidtberger, managing partner of the firm's New York office said, "We are pleased to welcome him to our international team of transactional lawyers focused on providing strategic and real-time counsel to clients addressing the latest developments in the global finance market."
Gary Stern, co-global coordinator of Sidley's Global Finance practice added, "He will be a great asset to the team in New York, and his arrival enhances our overall ability to meet the needs of all of our shared clients around the world."
Burshtine's arrival follows Sidley's strategy of strengthening its Global Finance practice with two recent partner additions in Dallas and one partner in the Houston office.
Currently, Sidley Austin LLP has more than 1,800 lawyers working from its 19 offices worldwide. It has developed a stature of repute as among the best law firms for global businesses and financial institutions.