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Paul J. Pollock

Partner

ppollock@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4216
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Paul J. Pollock is a partner in the New York office of Crowell & Moring and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He serves as a member on the firm's Corporate Group Steering Committee. Paul also provides ongoing representation to middle market private equity sponsors, family offices and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies that are not private equity backed. Paul's industry experience includes representing clients in financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, fintech, software products, publishing and entertainment.

Paul represents private equity sponsors, family offices, and emerging companies in executing their acquisition objectives. He works on both the buy and sell-side of middle-market businesses seeking to realize value through the sale of their businesses, and with foreign companies who are seeking to enter the U.S. marketplace, access the U.S. securities markets or to engage in transactions with U.S. companies.

Paul has extensive experience in representing emerging companies and entrepreneurs. He works with companies through their entire life cycle including advising on the formation and choice of business entity; preparing and negotiating shareholder and limited liability company agreements, employment agreements and other critical corporate contracts; advising on multiple rounds of private equity financing and debt financing; and representing companies in the initial public offerings and in connection with ongoing securities compliance filings work.

In addition to representing issuers in acquisitions and divestitures, private and public offerings and debt financings, he has also represented underwriters in public offerings and placement agents in private placements as well as foreign issuers in connection with offerings under SEC Regulations.

Paul received his B.A., cum laude, from Colgate University, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, and his J.D. from Fordham Law School. Paul is admitted to the New York bar and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Association for Corporate Growth. Paul is also a frequent speaker and contributor at various industry conferences.

Recent Experience

Recent mergers and acquisitions experience includes:

  • Representation of a New York based publishing company in connection with the disposition of a subsidiary engaged in community publishing.
  • Representation of a Florida based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a Tampa, Florida based manufacturer of blinds and operator of home design centers.
  • Representation of a New York based publishing company in connection with a leveraged acquisition of Marquis Who's Who and related publications.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based manufacturing and distribution company in connection with the acquisition of a China based manufacturer of party goods and a China based printer and manufacturer of books and specialty packaging, and related equity financing.
  • Representation of the majority owner of a Long Island based wireless technology company in connection with the company's sale to a Maryland based private equity fund.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based company in connection with the acquisition of a New Jersey based specialty toy distributor, and related equity financing.
  • Representation of a Maryland based telecommunications company in connection with its sale by merger to a Washington, D.C., based telecommunications company.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based toy company in connection with the acquisition out of bankruptcy of assets of a New York based toy company.
  • Representation of a Canadian based toy distribution company in connection with its merger with a Hong Kong based toy manufacturer and distributor, and related equity financing.
  • Representation of a New York based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of Marquis Who's Who and related publications.
  • Representation of a Long Island based developer of software products in connection with a sale of its tax preparation software division to a Fortune 500 publishing company.

Recent corporate finance experience includes:

  • Representation of a New York based private equity sponsor in connection with a joint venture formed to acquire life insurance policies and a related subordinated debt financing.
  • Representation of a Florida based entertainment company in connection with the private sale of shares of its common stock.
  • Representation of a New York based specialty marketing firm in connection with the private offering of Class A and Class C Membership Interests.
  • Representation of a New York based private equity sponsor in connection with a joint venture formed to acquire underperforming residential mortgage loans and a related debt financing.
  • Representation of a Long Island New York software company in connection with the sale of shares of its Common Stock and Convertible Preferred Stock.
  • Representation of a Pakistan based telecommunications infrastructure company in connection with the private sale of shares of its common stock.
  • Representation of a Hong Kong based financial services oriented software company in connection with the private sale of shares of its common stock.
  • Representation of a General Partner in connection with the organization of a $600 million private equity fund formed to pursue structured finance opportunities globally.

Education

  • Colgate University, B.A., cum laude
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Affiliations

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth

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"How Dealmaking in the Health Care Industry is Evolving," Dealmakers Breakfast Series, New York, NY (September 27, 2018). Host: Paul J. Pollock, Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
Speech/Presentation
Crowell & Moring Awarded The Deal’s 'Most Innovative Deal of the Year' and the Association for Corporate Growth and the M&A Advisor’s 'Deal of the Year' (Jun.27.2018)
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"ACC’s New York City Chapter - The Art of Contracting: Tools and Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Traps in Commercial Contracts," ACC's New York City Chapter, New York, NY. (June 15, 2017). Presenters: Edwin M. Baum, Alan Howard, Ilana Lubin, and Paul J. Pollock.
Speech/Presentation
Webinar: The Art Of Contracting: Tools and Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Traps in Commercial Contracts - Part 2 (May 24, 2017). Presenters: Ed M. Baum, Paul J. Pollock, Alan Howard, and Ilana Lubin.
Speech/Presentation
DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises R3 in Largest Ever Investment in Distributed Ledger Technology (May.23.2017)
Firm News/Announcement
"The Art Of Contracting: Tools and Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Traps in Commercial Contracts - Part 1," Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar (April 12, 2017). Presenters: Ed M. Baum, Paul J. Pollock, Alan Howard, and Ilana Lubin.
Speech/Presentation
Family Office & Private Equity Dealmakers Breakfast Series: Private Equity in Health, Fitness & Wellness, New York, NY (April 6, 2017). Moderator: Paul J. Pollock.
Speech/Presentation

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