SOURCE: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

June 02, 2015 16:20 ET

Howard S. Rosenblum Joins Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as a Partner in Private Equity Group

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) - Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP today announced that Howard S. Rosenblum, formerly Chair of the Fund Formation and Operations Practice at DLA Piper LLP and a partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities Group, has joined Choate as a Partner in its Private Equity Group. Rosenblum will continue to focus his practice on the formation of and investments by domestic and international private equity funds, and providing general representation to emerging growth companies.

Rosenblum has over 35 years of experience representing emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity firms. He began his career at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in 1979, where he spent 26 years working in the private equity arena. He started the firm's private equity practice focused on Israel in 1996, which he grew to become the dominant law firm representing Israeli VC and PE firms. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the fund formation and corporate areas in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500.

"Howard is an extremely talented, experienced, and highly regarded private equity attorney, and we are thrilled that he is joining our growing Private Equity practice. Choate has handled over $30 billion in middle market M&A and investment transactions in the past five years, so we are always looking to make high level strategic hires in this area," said Charles Cheever, co-managing partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. "He will be a tremendous asset to our clients and our team."

On the private equity side, Rosenblum advises fund managers on a broad range of issues, including fundraising, capital formation, organizational structure, internal governance and operational issues, and structuring and implementation of portfolio transactions. His work with growth companies includes counseling in all aspects of operations, from start-up through public offerings and/or acquisitions, with particular emphasis on financing transactions, and covers a diverse range of businesses including software, retail, telecommunications, and Internet.

"Choate is well known as one of the preeminent private equity players in the middle market, and I am very excited to join this fantastic team of professionals," said Rosenblum. "I look forward to putting my deep VC and PE fund experience to work for Choate's clients across a broad range of industries."

Rosenblum received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1979 and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include private equity, venture capital, finance & restructuring, corporate/M&A, life sciences, intellectual property, technology companies, high-stakes litigation, insurance/reinsurance, and wealth management.

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