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January 10, 2011 10:00 ET

King & Spalding Continues New York Office Build Up With Addition of Corporate Finance Partner Ram Burshtine

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - International law firm King & Spalding announced today the addition of corporate finance partner Ram Burshtine to its New York office -- the eighth lateral partner to join the office since the start of 2010.

"Ram is a talented lawyer whose experience and skill make him a valuable member of our team," said finance practice leader Robert S. Finley. "Ram's arrival strengthens our ability to serve the needs of clients who turn to us for advice on financing transactions, and we are pleased to welcome him."

King & Spalding's New York office has seen a substantial influx in talent over the past year. Burshtine's arrival follows that of professional liability and securities litigation partners James J. Capra, Jr., James P. Cusick and David M. Fine; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Kenneth Raskin; Crayton L. Bell, a mergers, acquisitions and private equity partner specializing in the energy sector; private equity, mergers, acquisitions and securities partner John Herbert; and arbitration partner and former general counsel of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez.

Robert F. Perry, managing partner of King & Spalding's New York office, added, "Ram is a seasoned finance practitioner and a welcome addition to the New York office. Our finance team here has been handling a consistently heavy flow of work over the past months and will certainly benefit from the additional capacity and expertise he brings."

Burshtine has broad experience in representing financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition finance, investment grade financing, leveraged cash-flow and asset-based syndicated credit facilities (including first and second lien secured lending transactions) and healthcare financings, as well as workouts, debtor-in-possession facilities and exit financing, project financings, aircraft financings and letter of credit facilities.

Burshtine received an LL.B from the College of Management Law (Israel) in 1997. Prior to joining King & Spalding, he was banking and finance counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

"King & Spalding is a highly-regarded firm with an established and respected finance practice," noted Burshtine. "The opportunity to build my practice on such a strong foundation was one I could not pass up."

King & Spalding's finance practice, with more than 45 lawyers located in the firm's Atlanta, Charlotte and New York offices, represents lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in finance and other commercial transactions. Lawyers in this practice have substantial industry experience in energy, media and communications, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing and franchising.

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