Russell Stein is an associate in the Tax Department in Weil’s Boston office. Mr. Stein’s practice focuses on fund formations, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, LLC and partnership formations, debt and equity offerings, and non-profit formation and operations.
Mr. Stein was a member of the teams that represented Vantiv, Inc. in its initial public offering; Berkshire Partners LLC in the closing of its investment fund, Berkshire Fund VIII, L.P., formed to invest in middle-market growth companies; Emera Energy in its joint venture transaction with First Wind to develop and operate utility scale wind farms in the northeastern US; RehabCare Group, a leading national provider of physical rehabilitation services, in its $570 million merger with Triumph HealthCare, a leading developer and operator of long-term acute care hospitals, creating the fourth largest post-acute hospital operator and the third largest long-term acute care hospital provider in the US; NBC Universal in the acquisition of Lifetime Entertainment Services by A&E Television Networks; Advent International Corporation in the $380 million cash tender offer acquisition of mall-based apparel retailer Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc.; and Quantum Energy Partners in the formation and closing of $2.5 billion Quantum Energy Partners V, formed to invest in or otherwise acquire companies in the energy industry. Mr. Stein has also worked with American International Group, Inc., Banc of America Securities, and Citi.
Mr. Stein is the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Tax Section, the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Tax-Exempt Organizations Fundamentals Committee, a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee, and is on the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association Tax-Exempt Section. Mr. Stein is on the Executive Committee of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association and is a former president of the Massachusetts Amateur Ballroom Association.