Lowenstein Sandler has announced that eight lawyers have been elected to the firm partnership beginning in 2023. They are: Sabrina Cua, Craig Dashiell, Nicole Fulfree, Brendan J. Koeth, Kimberly E. Lomot, Sophia Mokotoff, Tracy A. Snow, and Kristin V. Taylor.
“We are delighted to welcome these talented lawyers to our partnership,” said Gary M. Wingens, Chair and Managing Partner of Lowenstein Sandler. “These attorneys have distinguished themselves with their extraordinary commitment to our clients, colleagues and communities in unprecedented times. They have also consistently strengthened our firm through their commitment to our firm's values.
Fourteen associates have been elevated to counsel: Taryn E. Cannataro, Deangeor Chin, Laura Cicirelli, Frank W. Eucalitto, Mark S. Heinzelmann, Yashas Honasoge, Eric C. Merenstein, Brianne L. Polito, Angela Raleigh, Colleen M. Restel, Jarrett R. Schindler, Scott Siegel, Lindsay H. Sklar, and Raquel Smith.
All promotions are effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Sabrina focuses on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies and privately-owned businesses, in complex business transactions. Her transaction experience includes a wide assortment of deal structures, including leveraged buyouts, divestitures, mergers, carve-outs, minority investments, and joint ventures.
In addition, Sabrina assists clients with commercial contracts, and general corporate and corporate governance matters. She advises clients from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, consumer, technology and software, publishing and media, and human resource outsourcing.
She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Craig’s litigation practice focuses on resolving financial disputes between companies or between individuals over a wide range of matters, including class actions, breach of contract disputes, bankruptcies, and business divorce, as well as trusts and estates litigation and intellectual property claims with millions of dollars at stake.
Active in the firm's pro bono program, Craig was a member of the team that negotiated a significant settlement in a class action on behalf of more than 700 young immigrants, challenging the U.S. government’s illegal policy of disqualifying 18- to 21-year-olds from Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). He has also obtained asylum for clients from Honduras and Syria, advocated for victims of domestic violence and detainees in the penal system, and advised charter schools on their internal practices.
In addition, Craig is a co-founder of the firm's Diversity Leadership Network, a growing employee resource group focused on recruiting and supporting diverse attorneys.
He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, cum laude; and his B.S. from Saint Joseph's University.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department
Nicole represents debtors, creditors' committees, trustees, individual creditors, and institutional shareholders and investors in a variety of complex bankruptcy matters. Her extensive experience, earned in part by working on three major coal industry bankruptcies, translates into a clear understanding of the right strategies for clients seeking to restructure.
Nicole maintains a focus on clients’ objectives while addressing their concerns and incorporating their specific goals into the problem-solving process. An enthusiastic pro bono participant, Nicole has assisted with three Chapter 7 cases, as well as an out-of-court restructuring for a nonprofit organization.
Nicole received her J.D. from Rutgers Law School, cum laude, where she served as managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She earned her B.A. from the College of New Jersey.
Brendan J. Koeth
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group)
Brendan’s practice focuses on M&A, securities regulation compliance, and private securities offerings in the fintech, social media, technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and education industries.
Counseling clients on both the buy and sell side and throughout all stages of their companies’ life cycles, Brendan works with startups as well as venture capital, growth, and private equity funds. He represents public and private companies, including strategic investors and their portfolio companies, in complex and diverse M&A transactions, private equity investments, minority investments, leveraged buyouts, carve‐outs, corporate restructurings, and other general corporate matters.
Brendan received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and his B.S.B.A. from The Catholic University of America.
Kimberly E. Lomot
Kimberly regularly advises clients on the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of commercial real estate. Her practice is national in scope, and she has extensive experience handling transactions in all real estate sectors. She has several years of experience in counseling both borrowers and lenders with respect to government guaranteed loans, including SBA (7a) and 504 loans.
Kimberly’s familiarity with diverse types of real estate and the needs of developers, owners, tenants, lenders, and other investors in real property allows her to combine her knowledge of the law with a business-like approach to getting deals done.
Kimberly received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2004) and her B.S. from Babson College, cum laude.
Sophia works closely with the firm’s clients and her corporate practitioner colleagues to ensure that their transactional tax matters are examined strategically, aligned with each client’s business objectives. She has experience representing investment funds, their portfolio companies, and other clients in the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, partnerships and joint ventures, and other major transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Sophia was a manager in the Transaction Tax group at Ernst & Young LLP, where she advised public corporations and private equity fund clients on a variety of transactional tax matters primarily related to the tax consequences of leveraged buyouts involving domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings.
Sophia received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Tracy A. Snow
Trusts & Estates
Tracy focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, and related tax matters. She structures estate plans to minimize tax liability of high-net-worth clients and drafts instruments to implement complex planning strategies, including wills, revocable "living" trusts, insurance trusts, dynasty trusts, GRATs, and charitable split-interest trusts.
She also has extensive experience executing technical tasks involving the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax, including qualified severances, late allocations of GST exemption, and research related to the automatic allocation of GST exemption and a trust's effective-date status.
Tracy received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, with high honors; Order of the Coif; and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude.
Kristin V. Taylor
Kristin handles transactional tax matters at the federal, state, and local levels and represents individuals and businesses at all stages of development, ranging from sales and use taxes to issues related to foreign operations. She also advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, restructuring transactions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, and real estate investment.
She works with clients to develop domestic and foreign investment strategies while navigating the ever-changing tax laws impacting funds and their investors. Kristin also advises tax-exempt organizations on formation, operational compliance, and unrelated business income tax matters and is active in a variety of pro bono matters.
Kristin received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Rutgers Law School, and her B.A. from Concordia University.
About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a national law firm with more than 350 lawyers based in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.