Christian Atwood Named to M&A Advisor’s  “40 Under 40” List

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Christian Atwood Named M&A Advisor 2013 “40 Under 40” Award Winner

Choate Press Release

 | July 31, 2013

 | Christian Atwood

Christian Atwood, a partner in the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups at Choate, has been named a 2013 “40 Under 40” Award Winner in the Legal Advisor category by The M&A Advisor.  This award is given to a small group of emerging leaders in recognition of their accomplishments in the M&A, financing and turnaround industries.  Mr. Atwood will receive his award at a New York City gala on October 1, 2013. 

Mr. Atwood was singled out for this prestigious award because of his reputation as one of the country’s top “go-to” middle market M&A attorneys.  He has served as lead or co-lead counsel on over 40 closed deals worth billions of dollars over the past five years.  Since the beginning of 2012, he has advised clients on 15 deals worth nearly $1.5 billion in the aggregate.

“There is no one more deserving of this award than Christian,” said William Gelnaw and John Nadas, co-managing partners of Choate. “He has established himself as a leader in the booming middle market deal market and has earned the trust and respect of some of the industry’s biggest players.”

At Choate, Mr. Atwood represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies through all phases of the funds’ investment process and their portfolio companies’ lifecycle.  He also represents institutional investors, portfolio companies and management teams in negotiating and structuring leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Atwood received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001 and his AB from Dartmouth College in 1998.


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