Gavin Westerman

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gavin Westerman

Gavin Westerman

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Mr. Westerman is an associate in the Corporate Department and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group at Weil. With a practice focused on corporate restructurings, he regularly acts as counsel to companies, equity holders, creditor committees and purchasers in chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and exchange offers. Mr. Westerman’s experience also includes representing public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, both public and private, domestic and cross-border. He also counsels clients regarding general corporate matters, including reporting requirements, corporate governance issues and other strategic considerations.

Mr. Westerman’s experience includes advising: LodgeNet Interactive, in its prepackaged chapter 11 filing; members of an ad hoc group of senior noteholders in connection with the chapter 11 restructuring of K-V Pharmaceutical; the indirect owner of an approximately 98.5% stake in Aquilex Holdings LLC, prior to the out-of-court restructuring of Aquilex; the Oversight Committee of the Board of Trustees (a committee of independent directors) of Centerline Holding Company, in its comprehensive debt restructuring, recapitalization and sale of businesses to Island Capital Group; General Electric Company and NBC Universal in their approximately $37 billion joint venture with Comcast Corporation; General Electric Company in the subsequent sale of its remaining 49% interest in NBCUniversal to Comcast Corporation; and GS Capital Partners in the sale of USI Insurance Services to Onex Corporation.

Mr. Westerman is also actively involved in pro bono matters and, in 2014, received a Commitment to Justice Award from Her Justice.

Mr. Westerman received his BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from Columbia Law School.

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JD
Class of 2003

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1998

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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CoStar Group, Inc. purchases RentPath LLC from TPG Capital, LP, Providence Equity Partners LLC

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Vacasa LLC purchases Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America LLC from Wyndham Destinations, Inc.

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Macquarie Group Ltd., Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, Inc. purchase Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Ltd. from MSD Capital LP, Cartesian Capital Group LLC

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