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Weil advises Front Yard Residential in its $2.3B sale to Amherst Residential

Weil is advising Front Yard Residential Corporation, a REIT that acquires, owns and manages single-family rental properties throughout the United States, in its $2.3 billion sale to Amherst Residential, LLC, a vertically-integrated provider of high-quality and affordable rental homes. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

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McGuireWoods selects Wanda French-Brown as representative for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2020 Fellows Program

McGuireWoods has selected New York partner Wanda French-Brown as its representative member for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2020 Fellows Program. The career development initiative helps talented lawyers from diverse backgrounds build client relationships and excel in leadership roles. McGuireWoods has been an LCLD member and participant since the organization was founded in 2009.

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Akin Gump advises CenterPoint Energy in $400 Million sale of natural gas retail business

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. announces it has entered into an agreement to sell its natural gas retail business, CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES) to Energy Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity and credit investor specializing in energy infrastructure projects, for total consideration of approximately $400 million, including estimated working capital at close, subject to the satisfaction of customary terms and conditions.

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John Adkisson is named as new President and CEO of Fish & Richardson

Fish & Richardson announces that John Adkisson has been named the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Adkisson replaces Peter J. Devlin, who is stepping down from his President/CEO role after 20 years of strategic leadership.

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