Neil W. Townsend is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice Group. Neil handles the full spectrum of private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies and public and private securities transactions. He represents financial sponsors in the structuring, negotiation, financing, implementation and restructuring of leveraged buyouts. He also advises on the design of tax-efficient equity and equity-based executive compensation plans, and on the negotiation and implementation of private investment and PIPE transactions. He has represented buyers and sellers, investors, lenders, executives and principals in all aspects of these transactions.
Prior to joining Willkie, Neil was a partner and co-leader of Bingham McCutchen’s Private Equity Practice Group.
Neil is a member of the American, Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations.