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Weil Shortlisted for Two Awards at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America 2022

Images of Michael J. Aiello and Lori Pines

Weil has been shortlisted for two honors at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America Awards 2022.

The Firm was named a finalist in the “Innovation in Enabling Business Resilience” and the “Most Innovative Intrapreneur” categories.

In the first category, Weil was recognized for representing MGM Resorts in its sale of MGM Growth Properties (MGP) to VICI Properties Inc., a transaction with a $17.2 billion enterprise value, led by Corporate Department Chairman Michael J. Aiello. The deal resulted in VICI becoming the largest experiential net lease Real Estate Income Trust with an estimated enterprise value of $45 billion upon closing in April 2022.

Lori Pines was chosen as a finalist in the second category for her leadership as one of a few Big Law partners dedicated to wellness. She was appointed to the inaugural position of Chief Wellness Officer in April 2022 after more than 25 years as a top-tier litigator.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on December 5 in New York. A special report will be published about the honorees in which the Financial Times will “explore the key trends and transformations taking place in the legal sector.”