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Paul Hastings Represents AIG Highstar in $470 Million Acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services

August 30, 2006

Paul Hastings Represents AIG Highstar in $470 Million Acquisition of  Advanced Disposal Services


New York, NY (August 30, 2006) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, represented AIG Highstar Capital (AIG Highstar) in the acquisition  of Jacksonville-based Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. The transaction is valued at approximately $470 million.

The Paul Hastings team led by partner Jonathan Birenbaum also included partners Tom Mounteer, Eric Keller, Bruce Ryan, Phil Marzetti and Charles Sharbaugh; and associates Ned Gannon, John Palma, Sven Hodges, Jonathan Perle, Jennifer Shea, Lynda Noggle, Farrah Short and Aaron Kowan.

AIG Highstar, a private equity investment management team, has acquired the outstanding stock of Advanced Disposal, a non-hazardous solid waste company, and positions Advanced Disposal Services for future growth and expansion.

About Paul Hastings’ Corporate Department: Teams of Paul Hastings’ corporate attorneys provide clients with the sophisticated, cross-border legal and business expertise they need to finance and operate companies.The firm’s M&A, Lending, Project Finance, Private Equity, Investment Management and Securitization practices are nationally and internationally ranked. Paul Hastings’ attorneys are experienced in every aspect of modern transactional practice in virtually every industry and service sector. Clients include major financial institutions, domestic, international, public and private companies.

About AIG Highstar: AIG Highstar is an investment management team that seeks attractive private equity returns and capital appreciation through value added investments in a diversified portfolio of infrastructure-related assets and businesses. AIG Highstar currently manages two private equity funds, AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. and AIG Highstar Capital II, L.P.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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