Paul J. Pollock, Partner New York
ppollock@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4216
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Paul J. Pollock is a partner in the New York office of Crowell & Moring and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He serves as a member on the firm's Corporate Group Steering Committee. Paul also provides ongoing representation to middle market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies that are not private equity backed. Paul's industry experience includes representing clients in financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, software products, publishing and entertainment.

Paul represents private equity sponsors and growth-oriented companies in executing their acquisition objectives. He works on both the buy and sell-side of middle-market businesses seeking to realize value through the sale of their businesses, and with non-U.S. based companies who are seeking to enter the U.S. marketplace, access the U.S. securities markets or to engage in transactions with U.S. companies.

In addition, Paul has extensive distressed debt experience including work representing lenders, buyers and sellers in acquisitions both in and outside of bankruptcy, as well as workouts and refinancings of troubled companies. These transactions include asset sales, 363 sales, and leveraged and non-leveraged recapitalizations.

Paul works with companies through their entire life cycle including advising on the formation and choice of business entity; preparing and negotiating shareholder and limited liability company agreements, employment agreements and other critical corporate contracts; advising on multiple rounds of private equity financing and debt financing; and representing companies in the initial public offerings and in connection with ongoing securities compliance filings work.

In addition to representing issuers in acquisitions and divestitures, private and public offerings and debt financings, he has also represented underwriters in public offerings and placement agents in private placements as well as foreign issuers in connection with offerings under SEC Regulations.

Paul received his B.A., cum laude, from Colgate University, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, and his J.D. from Fordham Law School. Paul is admitted to the New York bar and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Association for Corporate Growth. Paul is also a frequent speaker and contributor at various industry conferences.

Recent Experience

Recent mergers and acquisitions experience includes:

  • Representation of a New York based publishing company in connection with the disposition of a subsidiary engaged in community publishing.
  • Representation of a Florida based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a Tampa, Florida based manufacturer of blinds and operator of home design centers.
  • Representation of a New York based publishing company in connection with a leveraged acquisition of Marquis Who's Who and related publications.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based manufacturing and distribution company in connection with the acquisition of a China based manufacturer of party goods and a China based printer and manufacturer of books and specialty packaging, and related equity financing.
  • Representation of the majority owner of a Long Island based wireless technology company in connection with the company's sale to a Maryland based private equity fund.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based company in connection with the acquisition of a New Jersey based specialty toy distributor, and related equity financing.
  • Representation of a Maryland based telecommunications company in connection with its sale by merger to a Washington, D.C., based telecommunications company.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based toy company in connection with the acquisition out of bankruptcy of assets of a New York based toy company.
  • Representation of a Canadian based toy distribution company in connection with its merger with a Hong Kong based toy manufacturer and distributor, and related equity financing.
  • Representation of a New York based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of Marquis Who's Who and related publications.
  • Representation of a Long Island based developer of software products in connection with a sale of its tax preparation software division to a Fortune 500 publishing company.

Recent corporate finance experience includes:

  • Representation of a New York based private equity sponsor in connection with a joint venture formed to acquire life insurance policies and a related subordinated debt financing.
  • Representation of a Florida based entertainment company in connection with the private sale of shares of its common stock.
  • Representation of a New York based specialty marketing firm in connection with the private offering of Class A and Class C Membership Interests.
  • Representation of a New York based private equity sponsor in connection with a joint venture formed to acquire underperforming residential mortgage loans and a related debt financing.
  • Representation of a Long Island New York software company in connection with the sale of shares of its Common Stock and Convertible Preferred Stock.
  • Representation of a Pakistan based telecommunications infrastructure company in connection with the private sale of shares of its common stock.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based financial services oriented software company in connection with the private sale of shares of its common stock.
  • Representation of a General Partner in connection with the organization of a $600 million private equity fund formed to pursue structured finance opportunities globally.


Affiliations

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth


Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "The Art of Contracting: Tools and Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Traps in Commercial Contracts," Association of Corporate Counsel–New York City Chapter Signature CLE Program, New York, NY (July 13, 2016). Presenters: Edwin M. Baum, Alan Howard, Ilana Lubin and Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 4, Crowell & Moring, New York, NY (June 19, 2014). Presenters: Edwin M. Baum, Brian Blitz, Elizabeth A. Figueira, and Paul Pollock.
  • "Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 3, Crowell & Moring, New York, NY (July 10, 2013). Presenters: Edwin M. Baum, Elizabeth A. Figueira, and Paul Pollock.
  • "Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 2, Crowell & Moring, New York, NY (April 11, 2013). Presenters: Joseph A. Adams, Edwin M. Baum, Alan Howard, and Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Don't Sign that Yet!" Workshop 1, Crowell & Moring, New York, NY (February 12, 2013). Presenters: Edwin M. Baum, Dickerson M. Downing, Alan Howard, and Paul J. Pollock.
  • "A Practical Approach: Exit Opportunities in a Recovery," Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Seminar (July 2010). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • 2010 Deals and Diligence Symposium (May 2010). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Distressed Investing: Selling/Buying Troubled Companies," The M&A Advisor's 4th Annual Distressed Investing Conference and Turnaround Awards Gala, "Recent Developments in Restructuring" (March 2010). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "A Practical Approach: How to Profit in a Down Economy by Buying Distressed Businesses," Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Seminar (March 2010). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Public Company Compliance Orientation for Key Employees," SEC Compliance Panel (January 2010). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "How Will Coming Regulation Affect the Private Equity Industry?" Buyouts South 2010 (January 2010). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Issues Faced by Lenders in Financing Distressed Companies Including DIP Financing," 2009 Due Diligence Symposium (May 2009). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Private Equity's Role in the Changing Corporate Finance Landscape in Federal Regulation Affecting M&A," M&A Advisor Conference (December 2006). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Creating Growth: Financing in the Small & Mid-Cap Market," M&A Advisor Conference (December 2005). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • Interview, Good Day New York, "Financing a Franchise," (February 2003).
  • Speaker, Private Equity Conference, "Venture: Early Stage Investing Near the Bottom of Cycle–Opportunity or Danger?," (January 2003).
  • "The ABC's of Raising Money," NJTC Bootcamp (May 2002). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.
  • "Alternative Sources of Financing," New Jersey Capital Conference (January 2002). Speaker: Paul J. Pollock.


Publications

  • "Issues in Using Unregistered M&A Brokers in Transactions," New York Law Journal (October 31, 2016). Authors: Paul J. Pollock, Linda Lerner, and Eden L. Rohrer.


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Firm News & Announcements

Nov.21.2016 Crowell & Moring Partner Paul J. Pollock Receives Lawyers Alliance for New York 2016 Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Service
Apr.03.2014 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Represents Client Judith Ripka in Sale of Brand Name and IP
May.16.2011 Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group Expands on Both Coasts with Two New Partners
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