MIAMI (APRIL 11, 2012) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced that Bernard P. Grondin has joined the Firm as a partner in its top-ranked Health Industry Advisory practice group, based in the Miami office.
The appointment comes amid a wave of increased deal making by McDermott’s Miami-based Health and Corporate practice attorneys.
Mr. Grondin was previously with an AmLaw 100 law firm where he represented private equity funds and strategic investors in complex corporate transactions. He has particular expertise representing private equity funds in M&A transactions as well as private and public companies in their acquisitions, divestitures and other general corporate matters. Mr. Grondin has also represented issuers in initial public offerings and acted as transaction counsel to a range of publicly traded companies.
“We know Bernie from having worked across from him on a range of deals in the Miami area and are very familiar with his well-earned reputation for outstanding results,” said Ira J. Coleman, partner-in-charge of McDermott Will & Emery’s Miami office. “It is great to have him on our team as we expand our capabilities for delivering unmatched client service to our clients. We look forward to making further announcements in the weeks ahead.”
“It is our great pleasure to welcome Bernie to McDermott,” said Stephen W. Bernstein, partner and head of McDermott’s international Health Industry Advisory Practice Group. “As our clients continue to strive for greater profitability and new efficiencies, Bernie’s background in the private equity and corporate arenas will be very valuable to us.”
A graduate of University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Grondin is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the District of Columbia. In 2011, he was part of a team that was selected by The M&A Advisor as “Winning Deal Team - Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (over $100mm)” in that publication’s “Turnaround Awards.” Additionally, he has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star,” for the years 2009-2011.
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most prestigious health law practices in the world. The Firm’s international health team counsels leading organizations in every major sector of the health and life sciences industry on regulatory and business transaction issues. McDermott is the only law firm to receive in 2011 Tier 1 rankings in Chambers USA, Legal 500 USA, and Best Lawyers/US News for healthcare. Additionally, the Firm has the largest dedicated Health law practice in Miami which has, for many years, been ranked Tier 1 by Chambers USA.
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