The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Jeffrey K. Cassin as Members of the firm. Cassin will be the lead corporate attorney in New York as part of its larger Business Law Practice Group.
Despite a pall of anxiety across the law firm industry regarding the economic uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Norris McLaughlin Chairman, John N. Vanarthos, explained that these strategic additions were critical components of the firm strategy for emerging from the pandemic in a position of strength. He also added that it was important for the firm that both of these members reflect the dogmatic philosophy of always looking for “what’s next.”
“To be able to provide services our clients need, in a time of need, is so crucial to us. We are excited to have Jeff bring our already-well-established business group to New York. This is truly a testament to our firm’s commitment to client service,” said Vanarthos.
Cassin represents companies at every stage of a corporate lifecycle, from start-up, investment stage, growth (through acquisition or organic), mature companies to their exit, with deep experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. Cassin has led several successful acquisitions and divestitures, guiding clients on deal structuring issues, negotiation, and closing, and has recently closed transactions in media, technology, human capital, insurance, entertainment, restaurant management, and represented an underwriter before FINRA in launching a SPAC. He additionally represents mid-size businesses, funds, start-ups, media and technology companies, and individual investors, among others. Prior to Norris McLaughlin, Cassin was Co-Section Chief of the Business Law section of his previous law firm.
Cassin has a reputation for being solutions-oriented. He has taken a special interest in helping clients face issues arising out of the pandemic, such as accessing opportunities under the CARES Act and state programs and preparing their business structure, operation, and contracts for pandemic disruption or, in some cases, pandemic-related growth opportunities.
On joining Norris McLaughlin, Cassin states, “Norris McLaughlin’s approach throughout the pandemic has been to help clients work through it so they come out stronger on the other end, which is a value that I share. I’m excited to be joining the team.”
He earned his J.D. in 2005 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. in 2002 from The George Washington University: Elliot School of International Affairs.