Experience

We consider ourselves not only legal advisors but also strategic business partners to our clients, providing sound and pragmatic guidance on their most sensitive and important issues.

Business Finance & Restructuring

Weil is one of the leading business finance and restructuring firms in the world, consistently at the forefront of innovative restructurings.

Corporate: Transactional and Finance Practices

Weil regularly advises on the largest and most complex corporate transactions in the world, and our many practice areas offer recognized depth and quality across borders and legal disciplines.

Litigation

Weil's 400-lawyer global litigation practice provides clients with integrated and innovative legal advice in all major substantive areas of the law. Our multidisciplinary, trial-ready approach helps clients manage risk across jurisdictions and geographies, at every stage of the dispute resolution process.

Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation

Weil’s Tax lawyers deliver value to clients by providing creative, strategic solutions that make both sound business sense and are pragmatic commercially. Weil’s highly-regarded Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice plays a key role advising clients on a wide range of corporate and restructuring matters.

Our attention to client service rests upon our full understanding of our clients’ businesses and culture.


Energy

Energy continues to be one of the most active sectors globally and Weil remains at the forefront of industry trends, where we have been involved in many of the significant M&A transactions and complex disputes that have helped shape the industry in recent years.  

Financial Services

Drawing on lawyers from across our practices and offices, we partner with a wide range of global financial services companies, including commercial and investment banks, broker-dealers, insurers, real estate companies, and private equity companies.

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Weil’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice is multi-disciplinary and integrates highly regarded lawyers across diverse corporate and litigation practices advising our clients who operate and/or invest in the healthcare and life sciences space. 

Hospitality and Leisure

We regularly represent the world’s leading hotel chains and individual premier hotels, resorts and casinos as well as buyers, sellers, lenders and private equity firms with interests in the industry on the full spectrum of M&A, financing, securities, governance, restructuring, and capital markets matters.

Infrastructure

Clients involved in sophisticated infrastructure transactions benefit from Weil’s interdisciplinary approach to these engagements. Our team includes lawyers with extensive experience in direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, tax and regulatory matters. 

Media and Entertainment

Weil’s work in the media & entertainment industry continues to set the pace in a world that has become increasingly brand-focused, high-tech, high-speed, digital, and social. 

Retail and Consumer Products

Weil provides cross-disciplinary advice and counseling to all parties involved in the retail and consumer goods sector, including public and private retailers and manufacturers, their boards and board committees, as well as investors. 

Technology

Weil advises on some of the largest and most innovative matters for the world’s top technology players. In 2013 alone, Weil represented 43% of the technology companies in the 2013 Fortune 500.

Transportation and Automotive Experience

Whether it is aviation or automotive, Weil has led groundbreaking representations in transportation and related areas.

Premium Legal Services

High Stakes Litigation and Crisis Management

Finalist multiple times in Am Law’s Litigation Department of the Year, Weil is highly distinguished as a Trial Firm. With more than 400 lawyers across many offices in the U.S. and globally, Weil also has the tools to mobilize swiftly and maneuver complex matters that cross disciplines.


Premier Global Transactions

Perennially among the top five firms for M&A globally, as well as in the major regions (Asia, Europe and U.S.) in which we practice, Weil has helped advise clients on some of the largest and most innovative transactions in the marketplace. In 2013 alone, Weil advised on more than 50 transactions larger than $1 billion for clients in a range of sectors and geographies. 


Broad Finance Capabilities

Our leading Banking & Finance team advises borrowers and lenders in a range of the highest profile global transactions. Our global team of more than 150 lawyers handles Banking & Finance matters for a broad range of corporates, financial institutions and private equity sponsors. 


Developed and Defined the Modern Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice

Weil created the modern bankruptcy practice at premier global firms and has stood at the vanguard of the practice for more than four decades. We have advised on five of the six largest filings in U.S. history and continue to have a comprehensive debtor and creditor practice and broad experience across all types of matters.


Leading Tax and Executive Compensation Team

With approximately 75 lawyers in multiple office globally, Weil has comprehensive team coverage in both Tax and Executive Compensation & Benefits, which works seemlessly with our transactional, restructuring and funds practice to provide 360-degree client service. 


Unmatched Client Advocacy

A Pragmatic Business Focus

At Weil, we partner with our clients and understand their business goals. We work proactively with clients, thinking two or three steps ahead at all times to not only assess the risks of any strategy, but also to provide concrete business judgment and guidance. Clients look to us time and again because we have an expedient, efficient and pragmatic approach.


Risk and Crisis Management

At Weil, we have helped clients through some of the most acute and high-profile crises in recent history. Having seen the range of issues that can arise in the wake of unplanned events, our interdisciplinary teams can bring to bear the range of capabilities and experience necessary to successfully navigated uncharted territory. 


Trial Ready

At Weil we understand that to best resolve disputes, we often have to be prepared to argue our clients’ case in trial. Over the last three years, Weil has represented clients in more than 20 trials in a broad range of venues and substantive issues. When clients work with Weil they understand – and their adversaries understand – that Weil has the ability to advocate successfully should the case reach the trial phase. This fact alone can help us settle many cases favorably for our clients.


Delivering Tailored Proactive Client Programs

At Weil, we have a broad range of monitoring systems to alert clients to possible deal or litigation activities as well as opportunities in the market. We actively partner with our clients to understand their business needs and, as such, develop tailored substantive training programs that we deliver at the client sites as well as at our Firm.

Top Global Client Base

Private Equity

Weil has been an active player in the Private Equity industry since its inception, even advising on several matters that helped create today's leading PE firms. As such, the Firm has a unique and well honed perspective on how private equity has developed over the years. Our longstanding record of success with over 200 sponsor clients -- and a client base which is growing -- speaks volumes for our premium brand with this important client base.


Public Company

Weil has a strong history helping our public company clients be the leaders and most innovative players in their fields. We have a strong client base of the top blue chip global companies, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, CBS, The Walt Disney Co., and Vivendi, among many others. We also are advising many clients newer to the global markets on the deals and matters that have made, or are making them, global innovators. The clients include Yahoo!, eBay, Facebook, Oracle, Amazon.com, and Zynga, among many others.  


Financial Institutions

Weil's M&A, Finance, Capital Markets and Litigation practice, in particular have deep and longstanding relationships with an array of the largest financial institutions globally. We regularly advise AIG, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Macquarie, GE Capital, as well as a host of global market participants in Banking & Finance as well as Capital Markets transactions. Our team of over 150 lawyers in offices on three continents provides clients seamless counsel any time of day in any port of call.