BOSTON (July 8, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Byron S. Kalogerou and Terrence W. Mahoney have joined the Corporate Department based in the Firm's Boston office. Mr. Kalogerou joins as partner while Mr. Mahoney joins as senior counsel.
"Byron and Terry have a very impressive track record in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. What makes them unique is that they have each spent considerable time as general counsels with major corporations and each truly understand the priorities and challenges facing in-house counsel. They will be powerful additions to the Firm's corporate practice—both in the Boston office and firm-wide," commented Mark Stein, head of McDermott's Boston office Corporate Department.
Timothy Alvino, head of the Firm's Corporate Department commented, "Byron and Terry have more than 55 years of combined experience advising companies on mission-critical corporate matters. They are recognized for providing strategic insight and extraordinary project-management skills to clients in their acquisitions and divestitures. Additionally, Byron and Terry offer clients deep experience and a high level of sophistication on cross-border transactions and the development of multinational corporate structures. They will be working closely with lawyers in our Life Science and Healthcare practices, as well as our European and Asian offices, to provide comprehensive transactional and advisory services to our clients."
Mr. Kalogerou represents clients in multinational mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, corporate compliance and governance matters, intellectual property management and general corporate counseling. Mr. Kalogerou previously held a number of in-house counsel positions during a 14-year career at Tyco International Ltd., ultimately serving as vice president and general counsel of Tyco's Fire & Security business. During his tenure at Tyco, Mr. Kalogerou acted as lead counsel in many of Tyco's most significant transactions and oversaw the development of Tyco's international corporate structure and the initial public offering of Tyco's telecommunications division in 2000.
Mr. Kalogerou is a member of the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association (Mergers and Acquisitions Committee) and the Dartmouth Lawyers' Association. Mr. Kalogerou earned a Certificate in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, his J.D. from Vermont Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Mahoney focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, corporate finance transactions and general corporate counseling. He represents private and public purchasers in a variety of industries, including financial services, life sciences, technology, and manufacturing, in North America, Europe and Asia. Previously, Mr. Mahoney served as Associate General Counsel for eight years at United Dominion Industries, now a unit of SPX Corporation. Mr. Mahoney earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Messrs. Kalogerou and Mahoney further strengthen the Boston office Corporate Department. Susan Cooke, the Boston office head, commented upon the synergies created by the combination of Kalogerou and Mahoney in providing clients breadth and depth of experience in cross-border transactions and corporate finance for both privately held and public companies, particularly in the life science, financial services, manufacturing and technology sectors.
McDermott's corporate practice represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups as well as the financial institutions that support them. We act as strategic partners in the execution of our clients' capital raising and corporate development plans. Our approach to M&A is to develop a thorough understanding of a client's business objectives and strategies so that we can provide superior client service and results. Additionally, our ability to leverage our extensive industry experience and recognized areas of practice, across multiple offices, distinguishes our practice and adds value to each M&A transaction. With more than 150 lawyers practicing on one integrated platform, McDermott's M&A practice is recognized worldwide, and has been ranked in the top 20 in several deal tables by Bloomberg, Thomson Financial and Mergermarket.