Paul Hastings Adds Premier Private Equity Buyout Team

April 23, 2024

BOSTON – Paul Hastings LLP today added further strength and experience with a leading private equity team headed by partner Alexander Temel. Temel will serve as global co-chair of the firm’s private equity practice and a founding member of its new Boston office.

Temel and the new team advise top-tier private equity clients in high-profile transactions ranging from leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations to structured preferred and growth equity investments. They represent premier clients, including Goldman Sachs, Great Hill Partners, Sixth Street, and Thayer Street Partners, as a destination for their most sophisticated and complex matters.

“Alex is a leader in private equity buyouts and his addition continues to strengthen our global private equity practice,” said firm Chair Frank Lopez. “We represent a broad range of the world’s leading asset managers across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth, credit, infrastructure, special situations, and real estate, and the addition of this premier private equity team will help us continue to gain market share with our clients and across the market.”

The new team joins a strong global private equity practice co-chaired by Brian Richards and is combining forces with the leading private equity team that joined last fall, including global practice co-chair Scott Joachim, partners Ryan LaForce and Kaitlin Kines, and, most recently, practice vice chair Josh Ratner. Temel and the new team further bolster a global private equity platform which represents leading private equity clients such as ABRY Partners, Accel-KKR, Francisco Partners, Goldman Sachs, H.I.G. Capital, Insight, KKR, Morgan Stanley, Oakley Capital Investments, Providence, Symphony Technology Group (STG), and York Capital Management.

Chambers-ranked for Private Equity: Buyouts, Temel has deep experience advising private equity clients in traditional buyouts as well as early, late-stage, and structured preferred investments and leveraged recapitalizations. He serves as primary external counsel to dozens of privately held companies, working across sectors ranging from software and financial and consumer services to healthcare, oil and gas, and media. He also advises entrepreneurs and management in new ventures and rollovers. He is a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, an award bestowed at an annual program held in association with the Library of Congress to reward major achievements in the law.

“We see significant opportunity for growth on the exceptional platform that Paul Hastings has built, fueled by an ambitious and collaborative culture focused on excellence,” said Temel. “We’re excited to help broaden the firm’s reach and create opportunities for serving our clients and gaining market share.”

Other notable recent additions strengthening the firm’s transactional practices and geographic footprint include: a Band 1 finance team in Texas comprising partners Brian Moss, Guy Gribov, James Longhofer, and Alex Cross in Houston and Erec Winandy, Christopher Dewar, Bailey Pham, and Rafael Alvarado in Dallas; the three-partner team of David Elder, Chris Centrich, and Patrick Hurley in Houston; Colin Diamond, co-chair of global capital markets, and structured finance partners Shawn Kodes and Matthew Nemeth in New York; M&A partner Nikolaos Paschos and private equity and infrastructure M&A partner Frederik Mühl in Frankfurt, and capital markets partner David Ambler in Palo Alto.

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