Alison Ressler and Eric Krautheimer Again Named to Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers” in California List

September 18, 2020

M&A partners Alison Ressler and Eric Krautheimer were named to the 2020 list of “Top 100 Lawyers” by the Daily Journal, which “celebrates California attorneys doing cutting-edge legal work.” Alison has been recognized on this list for over a decade, and this is Eric’s fourth consecutive year on the list.
Alison is a leading authority on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and capital markets, whose 30-year career includes iconic deals. Since the beginning of 2020—a period marked by uncertainty and volatility across industries—Alison completed a series of deals, including two significant divestitures, an out-of-court restructuring and a minority investment, and an in-court restructuring. One such deal was Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing’s $1.5 billion acquisition by Stanley Black & Decker. “We were able to get the deal closed on February 24, literally right before the world fell apart… Getting the sale done for [Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing] and its owners right as this was unfolding was a terrific outcome for them," she said. Click here to read the profile.
For more than 25 years, Eric has represented some of the world’s most important enterprises in transformative transactions, including the largest deal for a pre-commercial biopharmaceutical company and the largest all-cash takeover of a public company. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, clients have continued to turn to Eric for advice with a host of novel legal and business issues, such as small business loans, financing options and other avenues of relief. Despite the global slowdown, Eric sees signs of a revival. "We're on the verge of seeing a big recovery in M&A," he said. "There are transactions people were thinking about before things shut down that made sense to them, that continue to make sense to them today.” Click here to read the profile.