December 08, 2015
Weil was recognized in three categories in the Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers Report 2015. Details of Weil’s recognition in the various categories are as follows:
Legal Expertise: Weil earned a “highly commended” ranking for advising Kinder Morgan in streamlining its corporate structure to allow for future acquisitions by engineering three deals worth $76 billion that consolidated two of Kinder Morgan’s master limited partners and one of its limited liability corporations. Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s Corporate Department, was recognized for his role leading the transaction.
Business of Law: Weil was “commended” for developing the Global Private Equity Watch, an online blog for private equity clients that provides resources to keep them informed throughout the lifecycle of an investment.
Social Responsibility: Weil was “commended” for its efforts in creating a structure that allowed Neighborhood Legal Services and Merrimack Valley Legal Services to harmonize and consolidate their operations to increase the impact of their legal aid work.
Award winners were chosen from nearly 300 submissions and nominations from firms throughout all of North America. The report aims to uncover the value that lawyers deliver to businesses and recognize those lawyers and firms who are thinking differently to further the interests of their clients and the legal profession.