THE FIRM This 20-strong team specializes in government contracting and technology, acting for firms at all stages of the corporate life cycle in M&A, financing, restructuring and corporate governance. It has built a niche in the cybersecurity space, where it represents market leaders such as Sourcefire and Cigital. The group is also expanding its work for clients in the unmanned aircraft systems and cleantech industries. Other clients of the firm include Navistar International and Lennox Industries.
Sources say: "The partners are very strategic, very sensitive to my needs, speedy, and always take a personal investment in my success. This is always very helpful."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Thomas Knox advises technology, life sciences and manufacturing clients on M&A and corporate finance matters. Those who instruct him value his wisdom and experience: "He is somebody you go to for the most strategic advice." Lawrence Yanowitch is another top-drawer partner, who clients say "is great at negotiations and has a calm and even demeanor," adding: "He is very thoughtful and pragmatic, with a good grasp of market conditions." He represents emerging companies, investment banks and institutional investors and has a strong reputation for government contracts work. Gregory Giammittorio is "a real workhorse who is very dedicated to us and easy to do business with," say clients. He represents clients in the semiconductor, defense and government services, energy, software, IT and media sectors. Charles Katz works on all types of M&A and corporate finance. "He does a lot of the lifting, he is tireless and he is great," report clients.