Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc., a North American mountain resort and adventure company, in its initial public offering. The company raised about $188 million selling the 15.6 million shares for $12 each, after offering them for $15 to $17 apiece. The shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNOW.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP were legal counsel to Forest Laboratories Inc., maker of the Alzheimer’s drug Namenda, which agreed to buy Aptalis Pharma for $2.9 billion, adding treatments for gastrointestinal ailments and cystic fibrosis. Aptalis was advised by Ropes & Gray LLP.
Bryan Cave LLP named Washington partner Therese D. Pritchard as the next chairwoman, giving the firm its first woman head in its 140-year history and the first firm leader to come from an office outside St. Louis.
Bank of America Corp.’s law firm defending the company against MBIA Inc. in a dispute over defective mortgages said that a court ruling in a separate case means lenders should reevaluate their reserves for bad loans.
Dentons LLP, the 2,600-lawyer global law firm, and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, a 575-lawyer firm, will put their proposed merger to a vote of partners in the next two weeks, both firms confirmed in an e-mail.
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz advised Umpqua Holdings Corp., Oregon’s biggest bank, which agreed to pay about $2 billion in stock and cash to buy Sterling Financial Corp., the lender backed by Warburg Pincus LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP.