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Kelley D. Parker
Partner

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+1-212-373-3136
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1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0136

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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Media, Sports and Entertainment and Corporate Governance Groups, Kelley Parker has a broad transactional practice focusing on a range of corporate matters.

EXPERIENCE

Her experience includes:

  • Advising EXOR S.p.A. in its successful unsolicited takeover bid for PartnerRe Ltd. for $6.9 billion;
  • Advising Time Warner in its $17.6 billion acquisition of Adelphia Communications Corporation and the related split-up with Comcast Corporation;
  • Representing Time Warner in its restructuring of its $9 billion cable partnership with the Newhouse publishing family;
  • Representing Time Warner in the restructuring of a $9 billion regional cable partnership with AT&T and later Comcast;
  • Representing the committee of noteholders of Tidewater Inc., a leading provider of offshore service vessels in the global energy industry, in connection with restructuring of the company’s approximately $2.04 billion of debt pursuant to a prepackaged chapter 11 plan;
  • Representing publisher Hollinger International in its cross-border battle for control of the sale of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Daily Telegraph after self-dealing allegations surfaced against Conrad Black, the former Chairman and CEO;
  • Representing the controlling shareholder and CEO of broadcaster Emmis Communications in his bid to take the company private;
  • Representing the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke in the sale of the Washington Redskins NFL franchise and stadium for $800 million;
  • Advising the CEO of Emmis Communications in a bid for the Washington Nationals MLB franchise;
  • Advising a private equity fund manager in his bid for the Chicago Cubs MLB franchise;
  • Advising the MLB in connection with the announced sale of the Texas Rangers by Tom Hicks and affiliates to a group headed by Nolan Ryan for more than $500 million; and
  • Representing Emmis Communications in its sale of two large-market radio stations to a group led by the former CEO of Tribune with financial backing by GTCR.

Other recent experience includes:

  • Representing Reckitt Benckiser Group plc in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Schiff Nutrition following  Bayer Healthcare's  bid for Schiff and an unsolicited competing tender offer by Reckitt Benckiser;
  • Representing Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Apollo in a transaction valued at $798 million, following a public bidding contest between affiliates of Apollo and KSL Capital Partners;
  • Representing Fifth and Pacific in the sale of Juicy Couture, Liz Claiborne, Monet, Dana Buchman, Kensie and Mac & Jack brands;
  • Representing Harbinger Group, Inc. in its sale of $400 million of preferred equity to an affiliate of Fortress;
  • Representing the selling shareholders of privately held Marchon Eyewear in sale to Vision Services Plan for $735 million;
  • Representing the special committee of the board of directors of The BISYS Group, Inc. in the sale of the financial services company to Citigroup for $1.45 billion;
  • Representing Banque Populaire Group and Caisse d'Epargne Group in the restructuring of bond insurer CIFG Holding, Ltd.; and
  • Representing the publicly traded Interstate Hotel & Resorts, Inc. in its sale to a joint venture between Thayer Lodging and Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels in a transaction valued at approximately $307 million.

She is a frequent speaker on M&A topics, including recent PLI Seminars M&A Trends & Developments and Doing Deals: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice.

Kelley was a member of The Georgetown Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

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