June 01, 2020
NEW YORK, June 1, 2020: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Eliot Relles has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s global Banking & Finance practice and is based in the Firm’s New York office.
“Eliot will be a terrific addition to Weil’s market-leading global Banking & Finance practice,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “We are very excited to welcome him to the Firm.”
Michael J. Aiello, Chairman of the Corporate Department, commented: “Eliot has deep experience and is highly regarded in the financing sector. In particular, his work advising lender-side clients will be a strong strategic fit for Weil’s growing direct lending practice.”
Mr. Relles joins Weil from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he was a partner for the past 17 years in, and most recently the co-head of, the firm’s Finance group. He represents a handful of the prominent direct private lenders and alternative lenders providing financing solutions to middle market companies. His practice focuses on a variety of complex corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financing, leveraged lending, structured financial arrangements, asset-based lending, work-outs, restructurings of troubled companies and debtor-in-possession loans.
“I am excited to join Weil and be part of its team of talented Banking & Finance lawyers,” Mr. Relles commented. “In particular, I look forward to leveraging Weil’s preeminent global capabilities to continue expanding the group’s direct lending platform.”
About Weil’s Banking & Finance Practice
Weil's Banking & Finance practice provides “one-stop shopping” on highly complex financings, offering true international deal execution and local law advice in many of the world’s key financial centers, including New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Weil is one of a very select group of firms that have both highly-rated borrower/sponsor and lender/arranger practices. The Firm regularly represents corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors, and financial institutions in connection with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, investment grade lending, syndicated lending, cash flow lending, asset-based lending, loan restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.