Day Pitney LLP announced today that Michael W. Kaufman has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance Group in its Stamford office. He was previously a partner at Robinson & Cole LLP.
"Michael brings deep experience with complex financing transactions across a wide range of industries, which will directly benefit our clients," said R. Scott Beach, Chair of Day Pitney's Corporate and Business Law Department. "He will strengthen our commercial finance capabilities and enhance our private equity practice. We are delighted to have him join us."
Kaufman's practice involves all aspects of secured and unsecured bank, mezzanine and other senior and subordinated lending. He represents borrowers, banks, funds and other lenders. As part of his transactional finance practice, Kaufman represents small business investment companies in connection with mezzanine lending transactions.
Kaufman also represents private equity clients in connection with the financing of acquisitions and the refinancing of indebtedness of portfolio companies. As a subset of his practice, he represents financial institutions in connection with loans to individuals or their investment vehicles secured by fine art, hedge fund interests and other assets.
"Day Pitney's platform is a great fit for my practice," said Kaufman. "I am excited to work with the firm's talented lawyers across multiple practice areas and contribute to its ongoing success."
Kaufman received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.
The arrival of Kaufman builds on the expansion of Day Pitney's Private Equity and Finance practices with the additions of partners Steven Gold and Peter Bilfield last year.
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