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Perkins Coie Adds Four Corporate Trust Attorneys in New York

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NEW YORK (March 28, 2012) – Perkins Coie announced today that it has added four attorneys to its New York office. Ronald Sarubbi and Tina Moss join as Partners, Michael Fruchter as Of Counsel and Sean Connery as Associate in the firm's Financial Transactions & Restructuring practice. Their practice focuses on representing banking institutions serving as indenture trustee and in related agency capacities in the area of corporate trusts. They join the firm from Pryor Cashman in New York.

“The experience, background and existing client base that Tina, Ron, Michael and Sean bring to Perkins Coie are a great match for our growing New York office,” said Schuyler Carroll, New York Office Managing Partner. “They are outstanding lawyers and their skills will further support and expand the services that we provide to our clients locally and nationwide."

Sarubbi will lead the firm's corporate trust practice. Sarubbi, Fruchter and Connery represent corporate trust companies and corporate trust departments of major banking institutions in domestic and cross-border debt capital market transactions. Their practice ranges from traditional unsecured indentures for corporate and municipal debt, escrow, custody and agency agreements, to secured project financings and asset-backed transactions involving companies and projects domestically and internationally. They also work with secured and unsecured creditors and disbursing agents in defaulted debt restructurings.

Moss represents corporate trust companies and corporate trust departments of major banking institutions in their capacity as indenture trustee or agent in connection with bond and loan facility defaults. She also focuses her practice on bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and related litigation. She has represented various stakeholders, including creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, commercial landlords, indenture trustees, chapter 7 trustees and liquidating trustees in all aspects of chapter 11 and chapter 7 proceedings.

Moss is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Federation and the New York Bar Association. Sarubbi previously worked in the corporate trust department of The Chase Manhattan Bank and is able to provide his clients with a unique and comprehensive understanding of the issues facing indenture trustees.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 950 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.