Two Join Proskauer Rose As Partners

Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 01:00

Proskauer Rose has announced that Ian B. Blumenstein, a leading corporate finance and high-yield debt lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the firm's Corporate Finance group. He will be resident in Proskauer's New York and Boston offices.

Mr. Blumenstein specializes in high-yield debt financings and is widely considered one of the leading advisors to both issuers and underwriters in the market. He also has extensively handled other corporate and corporate finance transactions for a large array of corporate and investment banking clients. Over the course of his career, Mr. Blumenstein has represented many of the world's top investment banks, including Bear Stearns & Co., Jefferies, Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch.

Also, Proskauer Rose has announced that Andrew S. Robins has joined the firm's Real Estate and Lodging & Gaming practice groups as a partner.Coming with Mr. Robins are Susan K. Robin and Michelle Oms, who join as senior counsel, and two associates.They will be based in the firm's Boca Raton office.

The addition of Mr. Robins's practice to Proskauer is the latest move in the continued expansion of the firm's Boca Raton office.In October, prominent estate and tax planning attorney David Pratt joined the firm as partner, along with senior counsel Elaine Bucher and a number of associates.

Mr. Robins has extensive experience in finance and development in the real estate and hospitality industries in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America, and is one of the nation's foremost experts in the areas of hotels, condominiums, mixed-use developments, timeshares, fractional interests and destination clubs.

Ms. Robin practices in the areas of real estate, hotel and resort law and commercial leasing.Ms. Oms practices in the areas of hotel, resort and mixed-use development, residential and hotel ownership and hotel operations.