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Perry Ellis Taken Private

Paul, Weiss represented Perry Ellis’ special committee of independent directors in the acquisition of Perry Ellis International, a NASDAQ-listed apparel company, by a private company owned by founder George Feldenkreis and his family in a transaction valued at $437 million. The committee evaluated the buyout proposal and negotiated with the Feldenkreis family in the transaction.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Robert Schumer, Kelley Parker, Eric Goodison and Raphael Russo and counsel David Harris and Nathan Sawyer; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Jarrett Hoffman; litigation partner Andrew Gordon; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; real estate partner Peter Fisch; tax partner David Mayo; personal representation partners Loretta Ippolito and counsel Jessica Soojian; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

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