Foley Hoag Partner Alexander Aber Named Among Top 40 Under 40 in M&A

May 7, 2014

Foley Hoag LLP partner Alexander Aber has been ranked among the top 40 Under 40 by The M&A Advisor and its 5th annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards program. The awards recognize legal advisors, dealmakers and service providers who have reached a significant level of success in the M&A industry before the age of 40. Aber was recognized in the Legal Advisor category. He and his fellow winners will be honored at the M&A Advisor's 2014 Emerging Leaders' Summit on June 24, 2014 in New York.

"The firm is extremely proud of Alex being chosen as a recipient of this prestigious award, which recognizes his talents and accomplishments as a leading M&A lawyer," said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner William Kolb. "Receiving professional accolades at any stage in one's career is an achievement in and of itself. To do so under the age of 40 certainly adds to the significance."

Aber was nominated for the award by Vanessa E. Candela, Associate General Counsel of Foley Hoag client EMC Corporation.

"I’ve worked with Alex for over ten years, first as colleagues at Foley Hoag and now as a client at EMC Corporation," Candela said. "The combination of his technical skills, good judgment and pragmatic approach to deals make Alex a terrific M&A lawyer and a trusted advisor."

As Co-Chair of Foley Hoag's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and Deputy Chair of the Business Department, Aber concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and has extensive experience representing public and private company buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises founders and investors on a broad range of matters including corporate governance and management, equity and debt financing transactions, technology licensing and joint ventures.

The M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the emerging industry leaders in M&A, financing and restructuring who have reached a significant level of success in the industry before the age of 40. Winners were selected in the following three categories: Dealmaker, Legal Advisor and Service Provider. Aber was recognized in the Legal Advisor category.

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