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Olshan Names Three New Partners and Four Counsel Effective January 2016; Andrew Freedman named Co-Head of Activist Practice

December 21, 2015

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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced that Hyman Kindler and Erik D. Syvertsen have been named Partners; Safia A. Anand, Jonathan T. Koevary, Kenneth S. Mantel and Peter M. Sartorius have been named Counsel; and partner Andrew Freedman has been named Co-Head of Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice, all effective January 1, 2016.

“We are proud to announce the achievements of these eight outstanding lawyers who have served the firm and our clients with the highest level of service and professionalism,” said Thomas D. Kearns a partner in Olshan’s Real Estate Law practice. “The firm is excited to name three new partners and four counsel in the same year that we’re expanding our New York footprint in our move to 1325 Avenue of the Americas, signaling an exciting new chapter in the firm’s distinguished history.”

Andrew Freedman, a partner in the firm’s Shareholder Activism Practice, has been named Co-Head of the practice.

Hyman Kindler will be a partner in the Real Estate Law practice where he represents prominent real estate owners, developers and lenders in sophisticated real estate transactions in New York City and throughout the country. Mr. Kindler has extensive experience representing sellers and purchasers of transferable development rights in New York City, including the assemblage of multiple zoning lot parcels as development sites.

Erik D. Syvertsen will be a partner in the Corporate/Securities Law practice where he leads the Emerging Company practice, specializing in representing early-stage technology and growth companies on capital raising and transactional matters. Mr. Syvertsen has a broad background in M&A, corporate and securities law, representing private and public companies from seed-stage start-ups to mature public companies.

Safia A. Anand will be counsel in the Intellectual Property practice, and has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, children's products, financial services, food, restaurant, and general consumer goods. Ms. Anand’s intellectual property experience includes managing domestic and international trademark portfolios of all sizes, handling trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements, and representing clients in intellectual property litigation.

Jonathan T. Koevary will be counsel in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice where he handles bankruptcy and restructuring matters on behalf of creditors, debtors, distressed investors and litigants. Mr. Koevary has a broad range of experience representing clients in all aspects of chapter 11 cases, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, distressed investments, lending and M&A transactions, and bankruptcy-related lawsuits.

Kenneth S. Mantel will be counsel in the Corporate/Securities Law practice where he represents clients in a variety of transactional, securities and general corporate matters.  Mr. Mantel represents publicly traded and privately held companies in matters ranging from game-changing mergers and acquisitions to ordinary course business partnerships and service contracts to financing matters, and regularly advises SEC reporting companies regarding all manner of reporting and compliance issues.

Peter M. Sartorius will be counsel in the Litigation practice where he focuses on complex commercial disputes, representing public and private companies in a wide variety of complex commercial matters before federal courts, state courts, and arbitral bodies. He has significant experience litigating and successfully resolving contractual, licensing, and securities disputes.

About Olshan

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan’s clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm’s senior lawyers.