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Weil Advises AMR in $11 Billion Merger with US Airways

Weil advised AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, in connection with its proposed approximately $11 billion merger with US Airways Group—a merger that would create the world’s largest airline, offering 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013.

Corporate partners Thomas Roberts (New York) and Glenn West (Dallas) and Business Finance & Restructuring partners Stephen Karotkin (New York) and Alfredo Pérez (Houston) led the Weil team that advised AMR. The Weil team also included Corporate partners Corey Chivers and Ted Waksman (both in New York); Business Finance & Restructuring partner Stephen Youngman (Dallas); Tax partner Stuart Goldring (New York); Litigation partner Richard Rothman (New York); Tax counsel Max Goodman (New York); Corporate associates Barbra Broudy (New York), David Gail (Dallas), Dilen Kumar (Dallas), Ryan Taylor (New York), Brett Thorstad (Dallas), and Gavin Westerman (New York); Business Finance & Restructuring associates Pablo Falabella and Sunny Singh (both in New York); Tax associate Ben Solaimani (New York); Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits associate Eric Schecter (New York); and Public Company Advisory Group associate Audrey Susanin (New York).

Weil also serves as AMR’s lead bankruptcy counsel in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings.