Awards & Recognition

Weil’s Garrett Fail and Allison Liff Named Among 40 Under 40 by The M&A Advisor

— The M&A Advisor 2014

Weil Business Finance & Restructuring partner Garrett Fail and Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff were named among the winners of the The M&A Advisor's 2014 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards. The awards recognize attorneys under the age of 40 for their accomplishments in the M&A, financing and turnaround fields, and aim to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders. The winners were chosen for their accomplishments and contribution from a pool of prominent nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

Mr. Fail has been instrumental in negotiating and structuring major sales, global settlements and a complex plan for Lehman Brothers Holdings, including an innovative sale of certain of Lehman’s $14 billion intercompany claims in the first ever “Dutch” auction of a bankruptcy claim and a subsequent series of private placement sales of $7 billion. Other recent clients include Southern Air Holdings, Galvex Holdings, The New York Racing Association, Parmalat USA Corp. and Twinlab Corporation.

Ms. Liff has structured and negotiated a wide array of complex domestic and international financing transactions, including representing Goldman Sachs in $745 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition, together with Olympus Partners, of PSAV; Fidelity National Financial in its $800 million revolving and $1.1 billion term credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Lender Processing Services; and Oxea (at the time, a portfolio company of Advent International Corporation) in its approximately $1.6 billion first and second lien credit facilities. Other recent clients include Advent International Corporation, American Securities, Centerbridge Partners, Irving Place Capital, The Jordan Company and Thomas H. Lee Partners, and their portfolio companies.

The M&A Advisor's 2014 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards will be presented on June 24, 2014 at an awards gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.