Law360 has named Brandon Parris, Mark Edelstein, and Mitchell Newmark as MVPs of the Year in 2019. The recognition profiles attorneys who had the biggest wins and made the most significant contributions to their practice groups in the past year.
Brandon Parris, who was recently named to the Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California list, has been highlighted for his work on several recent landmark M&A transactions. This recent work has included Sprint’s blockbuster $59 billion pending merger with T-Mobile and the company’s corresponding $5 billion divestiture of assets to DISH, VMware’s complex $11 billion recap transaction with Dell, and VMware’s $2.3 billion acquisition of Carbon Black. His client base has included Boyd Gaming, Hortonworks, LendingClub, McKesson, MobileIron, Palo Alto Networks, PG&E, SoftBank, Sprint, VMware, and others.
Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Real Estate Group, Mark Edelstein has been recognized by Law360 for leading numerous projects that have reshaped and continue to reshape the New York City skyline. Named one of the top 30 real estate lawyers in the world in Euromoney’s Best of the Best Global Expert Guide in 2019, Mark continues to represent major lenders, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan, in developments in New York City, including 30 and 50 Hudson Yards, One Columbus Circle (f.k.a. Time Warner Center), One Vanderbilt (adjacent to Grand Central Station), and One Fifty One (the 1.8 million square-foot 42nd Street Tower, f.k.a. 4 Times Square/the Condé Nast Building). He is also involved in numerous high-profile equity-side transactions and investments, including the groundbreaking $2.5 billion TSX Broadway project.
Focusing on state and local tax litigation and appeals before administrative tribunals and judicial courts across the country, Mitchell Newmark is considered one of the most successful appellate and trial-court litigators in the United States. Highlighting his leadership in the area of tax, Law360 took note of Mitchell’s involvement in victories before the New Jersey Supreme Court for United Parcel Service and Whirlpool Properties; the Virginia Supreme Court for Kohl’s Department Stores; the New Jersey Appellate Division for Lorillard Licensing Company and Clorox Products Manufacturing Company; the New Jersey Tax Court for Crestron Electronics, IGT (successor to Anchor Coin), Duke Energy Corporation, Daimler Investments US, and Lorillard Tobacco Company; and the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board for Reynolds Innovations.
The list of winners can be viewed on Law360’s website.