April 12, 2021
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that David Tarr is joining the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department and the Finance Practice Group, resident in the New York office. Mr. Tarr focuses his practice on finance transactions, with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance.
“We are pleased to welcome David, a highly accomplished finance lawyer, to our partnership,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “David shares our commitment to excellence and to collaborating across practice areas to deliver for our clients, and will be a superb addition to our firm.”
“David has a stellar track record of helping leading private equity firms and corporate borrowers in financing their most significant acquisitions,” said Scott A. Barshay, chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. “Our clients will greatly benefit from David’s expertise and experience.”
Mr. Tarr has extensive experience representing corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors and lenders in a variety of sophisticated secured and unsecured debt financing transactions. His recent private equity sponsor experience includes representing Insight Partners in numerous matters, including acquisitions of Veeam, Diligent and Recorded Future; portfolio company Episerver’s recent acquisition of Optimizely; and an investment in PDI. He has also represented The Sterling Group in multiple acquisitions and recapitalizations, including its purchases of Tangent Technologies and Bad Boy Mowers.
Mr. Tarr’s public and private company leveraged finance and restructuring experience has included advising Franchise Group in multiple financings, including for its acquisitions of Vitamin Shoppe and Pet Supplies Plus; Hudson’s Bay Company in multiple financings including in connection with its recent take-private transaction; and HealthEquity, Inc. on several financing matters, including for its acquisition of WageWorks.
Mr. Tarr earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, from which he graduated cum laude.