Olshan Wins “Deal of the Year” and “Middle Market Activist Campaign of the Year” at The Deal Awards
Olshan was honored at The Deal Middle Market Awards in Chicago for its work in representing George Feldenkreis, founder and former Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International, in his deal to take Perry Ellis private, which was honored as the “Deal of the Year” and “Middle Market Activist Campaign of the Year.” The team of Olshan lawyers that represented Feldenkreis includes partners Steve Wolosky, Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman and Michael Neidell. Olshan quarterbacked the entire transaction and led the Activist, M&A and complex tax restructuring work. The full Olshan team that represented the Mr. Feldenkreis included Corporate associates Claudia Dubón and Mohammad Malik; Tax partner Mark Limardo; Intellectual Property partners Steven Gursky and Mary Grieco; Employment partner Michael Passarella; Employee Benefits partner Stephen Ferszt; and Litigation partner Lori Marks-Esterman. The inaugural The Deal Middle Market awards recognizes the leading lawyers, bankers, investors and advisers in transactions up to $500 million in value. The article on the winners can be found here and the original article written about the winning deal can be found here.