Paul Hastings Welcomes Preeminent Leveraged Finance and Private Equity Partner Jeffrey Goldfarb in New York

October 18, 2021

New York  Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Jeffrey Goldfarb, a preeminent leveraged finance and private equity lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. He joins from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he was vice chair of the finance practice. His arrival adds further depth to Paul Hastings’ market-leading Leveraged Finance and Private Equity practices.

“In today’s hypercompetitive financial services market, lenders require sophisticated legal advisors to guide their most complex leveraged finance matters,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. "Jeff is widely recognized as one of the leading lawyers practicing in this space. With his deep experience in private equity-led acquisition financings and other complex debt transactions for both borrowers and lenders, Jeff is a tremendous addition to our leading Leveraged Finance and Private Equity practices.”

“Paul Hastings’ outstanding performance and growth, along with the stellar reputations of its Leveraged Finance and Private Equity practices, were very attractive to me,” said Mr. Goldfarb. “I am excited to continue to grow my practice in collaboration with my new colleagues in New York and across the firm.”

Mr. Goldfarb serves as finance counsel to numerous public and private corporations across multiple industries, including financial services, technology, consumer financial and products, manufacturing, insurance and infrastructure. He focuses his practice on complex debt transactions for borrowers and lenders, with a special emphasis on leveraged acquisition financings and debt restructuring. In addition, he has extensive experience representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, public corporations, hedge funds and investment banks in connection with syndicated loans, high-yield bonds, distressed debt and other debt instruments, including finance transactions both in and out of bankruptcy. Chambers USA recognizes Mr. Goldfarb among the leading lawyers practicing in the area of Banking & Finance.

Paul Hastings’ Leveraged Finance practice advises on the full spectrum of financings, restructurings, and regulatory compliance issues across industry sectors. The team is recognized as a leader in acquisition finance, representing lead arrangers, underwriters, and initial purchasers participating in domestic and cross-border transactions. In addition, the integrated practice offers seamless execution in bank/bond structures, whether within a single jurisdiction or in cross-border transactions. The Leveraged Finance practice recently advised on several high-profile transactions, including representing Blackstone Credit, Ares Corporation and PSP Investments Credit II USA LLC on the debt financing in connection with Thoma Bravo’s definitive agreement to acquire Stamps.com for $6.6 billion; representing J.P. Morgan and Barclays Bank PLC on the acquisition financing for MKS Instruments, Inc. in its $5.1 billion cash and stock acquisition of Atotech Limited; and representing Barclays Capital Inc., BBVA Securities Inc. and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. as joint bookrunning managers in connection with the debut $700,000,000 high yield 7.25% senior secured notes offering by Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

Paul Hastings’ market-leading Private Equity practice provides deep experience and on-the-ground presence in all major financial hubs to serve its clients’ evolving needs. The practice guides private equity sponsors, investment banks, family offices, and investors through the full private equity lifecycle, from fund formation and fundraising through investment strategy, growth equity transactions and leveraged buyouts, to exits and dispositions. The team advises on transactions of all sizes, and has particular depth and experience in cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, as well as transactions that focus on the life sciences and healthcare, technology and software, and manufacturing and industrials sectors. The Paul Hastings Private Equity practice has been recognized with Deal of the Year, Team of the Year and Dealmaker of the Year awards by The Deal and at the Transatlantic Legal Awards.

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