THE FIRM Described by sources as a formidable New Jersey institution, Lowenstein Sandler maintains a clear reputation as a preeminent corporate practice both in and out of New Jersey. The corporate team is particularly commended for providing sound advice and demonstrating comprehensive business understanding. It advises a number of venture capital funds and startup enterprises, as well as acting for financial institutions and technology companies in complex M&A transactions. Key clients include Tower International, Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Marathon Asset Management.
Sources say: "My time with the team at Lowenstein Sandler has been among the best I have spent with any service provider. It is not an exaggeration to say that the team goes above and beyond in all aspects of the job."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Highly respected department chair Peter Ehrenberg is widely considered to be the "gold standard" for corporate and M&A law. He has been leading the team in advising Tower International in a substantial secured notes offering, conversion from LLC to corporation, and IPO.
Chair of the firm's tech group, Edward Zimmerman is "not only one of the most talented lawyers but also has an incredible mind and is one of the best networking guys I've met in the legal space," according to clients.
Robert Minion is held in high regard by commentators for corporate and fund formation transactions. "Besides being extremely intelligent and service-oriented, he really tries to understand our business," say clients.
The "very talented" Anthony Pergola is acclaimed as an "extremely startup and technology-friendly" attorney. As vice chair of the firm's tech group he specializes in advising the full spectrum of newborn to fully fledged technology businesses, as well as related investors, on general corporate and transactional strategies.
Raymond Thek is an "incredibly successful, low-key, and brilliant guy." One source praised him as "someone I can always count on for sensible, risk-adjusted legal advice."
Alan Wovsaniker is a respected and seasoned M&A lawyer with a penchant for not only assisting his clients with transactional matters, but also navigating securities, IPOs and bankruptcies.
Associate Carmen Conring DeMatteis plays an impressive supporting role within both the corporate team and dedicated technology group. She is particularly focused on transactional matters relating to emerging and developing businesses and their financiers.