Mitchell Raab Joins Olshan

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NEW YORK, January 28, 2013 - Olshan announced today that seasoned investment and corporate lawyer Mitchell Raab will be joining the firm from investment fund Seneca Capital, as a partner in the Corporate practice group.

“Olshan has known Mitch and seen his work firsthand for nearly a decade and we are very excited that Mitch is now joining Olshan’s Corporate practice group,” said Olshan partner Robert L. Frome.  “Mitch’s debt and equity transactional experience involving early stage, later stage and distressed companies, his work with companies on a broad range of legal matters, as well as his investment management and capital raising experience perfectly complement our nationally renowned practices in these areas.  With invaluable experience gained as part of the investment team at Seneca Capital, Mitch brings his analytical and deal-making talents, his strong commercial sensibility and sophisticated level of legal practice to our clients who will benefit tremendously from his broad expertise and market knowledge,” Mr. Frome concluded.

Mr. Raab has nearly 15 years’ investment and corporate law experience. His transactional experience includes evaluating, structuring, negotiating and executing debt, equity and mezzanine financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, and restructurings involving public and private entities.  He has also worked with and advised companies on a broad range of corporate and operational matters, including commercial transactions, governance and disclosure.  His investment management focused experience has included analyses and idea development work for investors as to complex debt, convertible, preferred, and other instruments; risk arbitrage opportunities; restructurings; litigation, regulatory, legislative, and policy overhangs; and other legal-driven value opportunities and risks.  Mr. Raab has expertise in constructive, value accretive engagement between companies and their shareholders.  He also has experience developing and executing proxy campaigns and related settlement efforts.  Mr. Raab has worked across geographies and industries and has particular expertise working in the energy, power and infrastructure, financial services, and healthcare industries.  Mr. Raab serves on the Energy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

“Working with Olshan over many years and knowing the differentiated value of its legal and business advice, I am incredibly eager to join the firm in this exciting new stage in my career,” said Mr. Raab.  “The Olshan team is an exceptional group of lawyers with considerable depth and breadth of expertise.  I’m looking forward to collaborating together to deliver clients significant value and to expand Olshan’s already strong capabilities and presence in the transactional, general corporate and investment management arenas.”

Prior to working at Seneca Capital, Mr. Raab was an attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, and Richards, Spears, Kibbe and Orbe and was a law clerk for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald in the Southern District of New York.  He is a graduate cum laude from New York University School of Law and received a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University.

About Olshan’s Corporate practice

Olshan’s corporate attorneys assist clients in managing a broad range of complex, high-stakes financial matters, from game-changing transfers of power to day-to-day operational issues.  These clients, including public and private issuers, underwriters, venture capital firms, high net worth individuals and other investors, rely on our experienced and creative corporate securities law counsel to negotiate a wide variety of corporate and financing transactions including capital-raising transactions, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, credit facilities and other loans, venture capital financings and buyouts and “going private” deals.

About Olshan

Olshan, 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 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.

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