Edward J. Hansen And David Kolodny Join McCarter & English's NYC Office

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 16:35

Edward J. Hansen, a leading national authority on global sourcing and complex technology-enabled transactions with more than two decades of experience, has become a partner at the 400-attorney law firm McCarter & English, resident in the firm’s New York City office.

Mr. Hansen joined the firm March 3 and will continue to represent manufacturing, entertainment, financial services, medical device and other companies in complex technology-related matters, including information technology and business process outsourcing.

Howard Kailes, leader of McCarter’s Corporate, Securities & Financial Institutions Practice Group, called Mr. Hansen’s arrival “a huge boon for the practice group, the firm as a whole and our entire client base.”

Mr. Hansen works with companies from the earliest stages of deals through implementation, advising them on transformational technology-enabled solutions. Hansen has industry-leading expertise in projects that require substantial organizational change, such as enterprise resource planning and other complex systems integration projects, managed telecommunications, and business process and information technology outsourcing. He also handles custom software development, licensing and distribution arrangements, Internet and cloud deals, and professional services agreements.

Mr. Hansen, who is admitted in New York and New Jersey, was most recently a partner at Baker & McKenzie, where he was co-chair of the North America Sourcing Practice. He is a member of the Society for Information Management, and is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee and New York University.

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David Kolodny, a 27-year practitioner concentrating in corporate finance, with additional expertise in mergers and acquisitions, has joined the New York City office of McCarter & English as a partner.

Mr. Kolodny, who represents manufacturers and distributors from the medical equipment, food and beverage, and durable goods sectors, financial enterprises such as hedge funds and various service businesses, joined McCarter on March 3.

Howard Kailes noted that Mr. Kolodny’s wide range of experience benefits the firm and its client base. “So much of success in business turns on the ability to borrow and raise capital, and David brings a wealth of experience in those crucial matters,” Mr. Kailes said. “Our corporate practice is in growth mode, and a top professional like David is a great addition. His expertise in complex financial transactions should be a great benefit to our clients.”

Mr. Kolodny is admitted in New York. His finance activity includes corporate and hedge fund financings secured by a wide variety of personal property collateral, working under Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the negotiation of derivatives documentation to limit interest rate risk to corporate and real estate borrowers, and unsecured financings. He also represents buyers and sellers of businesses, and works on investment transactions and the negotiation of limited liability company agreements. Kolodny most recently was a partner at the New York City firm of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP.

The contemporaneous arrivals of Mr. Hansen and Mr. Kolodny in New York follow the additions of investment management attorneys Laura Anne Corsell and Don Felice in Philadelphia, international partner David Woronov and emerging companies partner James Coffey in Boston and, also in New York, Joseph Bartlett, a recognized pioneer in the private equity and venture capital bar.