Kramer Levin Adds Two Partners to Private Equity Practice
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Today, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced it expanded its private equity practice with the addition of James J. Moriarty and Russell J. Pinilis as partners in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Moriarty represents a number of middle market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of industries and transactions, including acquisition and sale transactions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, and management equity arrangements.

Mr. Pinilis is a tax and fund formation attorney. He has worked extensively with private equity investment funds, representing them in a wide variety of matters, including fund and transaction structuring, ensuring the tax efficiency of investments and portfolio company transactions and fund formation matters.


Prior to joining Kramer Levin, Mr. Moriarty and Mr. Pinilis were partners at O’Melveny & Myers.

According to today’s press release at PR Newswire, Paul Pearlman, the managing partner of Kramer Levin, was quoted as saying: “Russell and Jim each bring 15 years of focused transactional experience and will add an exciting dimension to Kramer Levin’s private equity practice that complements our existing representation of private equity sponsors and other participants in private equity transactions. As the state of the economy and private equity markets continue to evolve, their breadth of knowledge, especially in the mid-market sector, will be an invaluable asset to our firm.”

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York and Paris. The firm guides Global 1000 companies and emerging growth entities across a broad range of industries to help them fully realize their business goals. For more than a decade, Kramer Levin has had one of the leading and most diverse investment fund practices in the country, with a special emphasis on complex transactions within the middle-market.

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