8 named partner at Lowenstein Sandler; 14 elevated to counsel

Lowenstein Sandler said Tuesday that eight lawyers have been named partner at the firm, beginning in 2023.

Sabrina Cua, Craig Dashiell, Nicole Fulfree, Brendan Koeth, Kimberly Lomot, Sophia Mokotoff, Tracy Snow and Kristin Taylor began their new roles effective Jan. 1.

“We are delighted to welcome these talented lawyers to our partnership,” Gary Wingens, chair and managing partner of Lowenstein Sandler, stated. “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.”

Additionally, Lowenstein Sandler said that, effective Jan 1, 14 associates have been elevated to counsel: Taryn Cannataro, Deangeor Chin, Laura Cicirelli, Frank Eucalitto, Mark Heinzelmann, Yashas Honasoge, Eric Merenstein, Brianne Polito, Angela Raleigh, Colleen Restel, Jarrett Schindler, Scott Siegel, Lindsay Sklar and Raquel Smith.

About the partners:

Sabrina Cua, Private Equity, Transactions & Advisory Group: Cua 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.

Cua also 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.

Craig Dashiell, business litigation, class action litigation: Dashiell’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, Dashiell 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. 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, Dashiell is a co-founder of the firm’s Diversity Leadership Network, a growing employee resource group focused on recruiting and supporting diverse attorneys.

Nicole Fulfree, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department: Fulfree 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.

Fulfree 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, Fulfree has assisted with three Chapter 7 cases, as well as an out-of-court restructuring for a nonprofit organization.

Brendan Koeth, the Tech Group: Koeth’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, 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, Koeth 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.

Kimberly Lomot, real estate: Lomot 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.

Lomot’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.

Sophia Mokotoff, tax: Mokotoff 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, Mokotoff 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.

Tracy Snow, trusts & estates: Snow 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, grantor retained annuity trusts and charitable split-interest trusts.

She also has extensive experience executing technical tasks involving the generation-skipping transfer 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.

Kristin Taylor, tax: Taylor 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.

Taylor works with clients to develop domestic and foreign investment strategies while navigating the ever-changing tax laws impacting funds and their investors. Taylor 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.