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Andrews Kurth Adds Corporate Partner Roger Griesmeyer in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the addition of corporate and transactional attorney Roger Griesmeyer as a Partner in the firm's New York office.

"The addition of Roger to our team helps us deepen and strengthen our corporate capabilities in New York in response to client demand," says Bob Jewell, Managing Partner for Andrews Kurth. "His arrival is also a reflection of the growth of our firm's international and domestic corporate practices. We expect Roger to have an immediate impact on the level of experience and customized service we offer our clients."

Mr. Griesmeyer represents companies, investment funds, private equity funds and other institutions, as well as individual and institutional investors, in a variety of corporate advisory and transactional matters. He specializes in sophisticated, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities and joint ventures across a number of industries, including manufacturing, retail, real estate, software and technology. He adeptly guides boards of directors, special committees and other investors on growth strategy, restructurings, economic efficiency, and other corporate governance issues. His recent experience includes advising several international entities on their investments in strategic U.S. assets. He has also advised on some of the most high-profile transactions in recent memory, including the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in New York City. 

"Few firms can match the entrepreneurial spirit at Andrews Kurth," says Mr. Griesmeyer.  "In addition to their commitment to straight talk, client service and success, the firm offers a sophisticated international platform that clients want and need. I look forward to growing the corporate practice with my colleagues around the world."

Mr. Griesmeyer was the founding and managing member of LaSasso Griesmeyer Law Group in New York since 2008.  Prior to that, he was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Hong Kong, and with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He currently serves as an adjunct corporate drafting professor at Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Griesmeyer earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, after obtaining his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He serves on the Asian Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association; the Alumni Admissions Board for Brooklyn Law School; and on certain alumni committees for Dartmouth College.

About the Andrews Kurth Corporate Practice Group

Andrews Kurth lawyers advise the entrepreneurs, companies, investors and business executives who define global dealmaking and capital markets. Our Corporate practice group consists of more than 100 lawyers and regularly earns top-tier league scorecard rankings. We are known and recognized as lead counsel on the most sophisticated transactions, including master limited partnerships, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, asset securitizations, real estate investment trusts and royalty trusts.

Our lawyers help clients remain in compliance with an ever-changing regulatory and corporate governance landscape and complete transactions while achieving their business objectives. Our clients include companies (ranging from start-ups to large multinationals and Fortune 500 companies), underwriters, acquiring, target and selling companies, boards of directors and special committees, investment banks, financial advisors, investment funds, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, individual and institutional investors, sponsors, originators, trustees, commercial banks, financial services institutions and other dealmakers.

Our corporate experience includes the full range of domestic and international transactions across numerous industries, including aviation, banking/financial services, biotechnology and life sciences, construction, energy (both traditional and alternative), finance, food and beverage, franchise, health care, hospitality and hotels, information systems, infrastructure, insurance, internet/e-commerce, investment funds, manufacturing and sales, mining, oil and gas, private equity, real estate, restaurant, retail, software, sports/entertainment, technology, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, venture capital and waste management. In particular, we are market leaders in the energy and technology industries. A significant area of our experience includes helping our clients with the structuring, financing and development of energy projects, both traditional and alternative, in the United States and internationally.

About Andrews Kurth LLP

For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that "straight talk is good business." Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm's relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With 400 lawyers and offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Houston, London, New York, Research Triangle Park, The Woodlands and Washington, DC, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth, please visit andrewskurth.com.

Media Contact: Ashley Nelly, 713.220.4410, ashleynelly@andrewskurth.com

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