Prominent Alternative Investments Lawyer Joins Kelley Drye; Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) Joins the Firm’s Government Relations Practice

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 14:42

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Michael A. Adelstein has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Adelstein is one of the foremost lawyers in the field of alternative investments, representing hedge funds, placement agents, companies, family offices and other private investment vehicles in the structuring, negotiation and development of PIPEs (private investment in public equity) and registered direct transactions.

Mr. Adelstein also advises on initial public offerings, primary and secondary offerings, CMPOs, ADR/ADS offerings, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), 144A offerings, venture capital, private equity and convertible securities transactions. He represents investors, placement agents and companies in evaluating, structuring, negotiating and implementing investment structures from concept through fund raising, and in the strategic management of later developments and exit events.  He joins Kelley Drye from Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Mr. Adelstein is the second lawyer to join Kelley Drye’s Corporate practice in the past month, following Martin D. Teckler, who is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Adelstein joins a team of corporate lawyers working throughout the firm’s seven offices. Kelley Drye’s corporate practice advises clients worldwide in numerous areas of law, including corporate finance and securities, financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and project finance.

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Kelley Drye has announced  that Nebraska Republican Congressman Lee Terry joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a senior advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. Throughout his career in public service, Congressman Terry helped shape federal policy in the energy, telecommunications and manufacturing industries and championed the causes of business and commerce. The eight-term congressman spent most of his tenure on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he served on the Telecommunications, Energy, Oversight, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittees. During that time, he was a leader on energy issues pertaining to motor fuels, corporate average fuel economy, renewable fuels standard, pipeline infrastructure, and liquefied natural gas; he lead efforts to increase data privacy and data security; and authored several pieces of telecommunications legislation. In the 113th Congress, Congressman Terry chaired the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, where he developed the “Nation of Builder’s” theme, helping to highlight American manufacturing in the areas of steel, automobiles, and homebuilding. Prior to his 16 years in Congress, Congressman Terry served  on the Omaha City Council, including as its president from 1995 to 1996.