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Nicholas San Filippo

Nicholas San Filippo

Partner
Co-chair, Business Divorce

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.

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Profile

Nick's practice is focused on strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and complex, one-of-a-kind deals for clients in the chemicals, manufacturing, food, distribution, insurance, automobile, professional services, and plastics industries. Whether he's working on a high-stakes transaction or providing day-to-day support as outside general counsel, clients applaud him for combining the "mind of an entrepreneur with the precision of a lawyer." 

Nick is committed to delivering first-rate client service, and his goals are to anticipate client needs and work collaboratively with in-house partners to meet clearly defined business goals. Nick understands that proper counseling requires balancing the correct legal answer with the realities of a client's definition of acceptable business risk, all while respecting the client's deadlines and budget.

He continues to hone his business savvy while developing his skills as a legal advisor. A student of leadership and entrepreneurism, he participates in monthly CEO roundtables and serves on client advisory boards, where he is valued not only for his legal acumen but also for his keen insights into the makings of a successful business.

Nick also knows the value of building strong, authentic relationships. As a result, he regularly connects his clients to other professional service providers, customers, and investors. He works under the premise that connecting quality people with one another enhances the likelihood of success for all involved.

In addition to his transactional work, Nick co-leads the firm's Business Divorce Group, which guides clients through the complexities of co-owner dispute resolution and, if necessary, business separation. He is known for his strategic vision in navigating contentious matters in order to achieve a client's desired result while preserving the underlying business.

As Chair of Lowenstein's Strategic Planning Committee, Nick is also currently spearheading the execution of key aspects of the firm's Strategic Plan. Outside of work, Nick is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling with his family.

Principal areas of focus include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex business transactions
  • Business divorce

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey

Education

St. John's University School of Law (J.D. 1995), cum laude
Villanova University (B.S. 1992), Accounting
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Representative Transactional Engagements

Representing PopStroke Holdings LLC, a technology-infused golf-entertainment concept featuring professionally designed putting courses, in its pending equity investment by and strategic partnership with TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures.

Representing Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, a nonprofit provider for more than 107 years of home-based health services, in its pending agreement to join Bayada Home Health Care.

Representing Indorama Ventures (BKK:IVL) in its $2.1 billion acquisition of the specialty chemicals portfolio of Huntsman Corporation USA (NYSE:HUN).

Represented Indorama Ventures Corpus Christi Holdings LLC (subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited) in a joint venture between Indorama Ventures Corpus Christi Holdings LLC, DAK Americas, LLC (a subsidiary of the chemicals manufacturer Alpek S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: ALFAA)), and APG Polytech USA Holdings, Inc. (a subsidiary of Far Eastern New Century Corporation (TT: 1402)), in the acquisition, through a bankruptcy auction, of a Corpus Christi, Texas-based PTA-PET plant from M&G USA Corp. (a subsidiary of M&G Chemicals), for a purchase price and capital contributions in the sum of $1.125 billion.

Represented Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (BKK:IVL) as co-counsel with Mattos Filho in its acquisition of M&G Polimeros Brazil S.A., owner of Brazil’s largest PET (polyethylene terephthalate) facility.

Representing Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (BKK:IVL) as co-counsel with Allen & Overy in its pending acquisition of DuPont Teijin Films.  Lowenstein is leading the US components of the acquisition.

Represented Foley, Inc., the Caterpillar franchisee for northern New Jersey, Staten Island, and Bermuda, in its acquisition of substantially all assets of Giles & Ransome, Inc., expanding Foley’s Caterpillar territory to include eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware.

Represented Versum Materials (NYSE: VSM) in connection with its acquisition of Dynaloy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company. 

Represented the Creamer family in the sale of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc., to APi Group. J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc. is a 90-plus-year-old national heavy construction company specializing in, among other things, renewable energy, fiber optic, bridge, highway, runway, and bulk head construction.

Represented Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited in its acquisition from BP Amoco Chemical Company of a 1,000-acre manufacturing facility located in Decatur, Alabama, which produces 1 million metric tons of annual purified terephthalic acid (PTA) capacity and 732,000 metric tons of paraxylene (PX) capacity.

Represented Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited in its acquisition of the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility located in Montreal, Canada, from subsidiaries of CEPSA and Investissement Quebec.

Represented Mitchell & Titus, the largest minority-owned accounting firm in the United States, in its departure from the Ernst & Young Global Network.

Represented Bai Brands LLC in Dr Pepper Snapple Group's minority investment in Bai Brands based on a $500 million valuation.

Represented Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited and its U.S. operating subsidiaries with the simultaneous negotiation and closing of a $640 million term loan from a consortium of banks based in Asia and a combined $360 million working capital facility.

Represented Amicus Therapeutics Inc. in its acquisition of Callidus Biopharma, a privately held biologics company.

Represented Rockwood Specialties Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Chemetall US Inc., in the acquisition of certain business assets of SaberPack.

Represented Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited in its $420 million acquisition of the polyester and PET resins business of Invista S.a.r.l., in its acquisition of FiberVisions Holdings from Snow Phipps Group, and in its acquisition of Tiepet Inc.

Represented Staff Management Group LLC in its sale to Corporate Resource Services Inc. Subsequently represented Staff Management Group LLC in the reacquisition of its business from Corporate Resource Services Inc.

Outside General Counsel Representative Clients

Alphapet, Inc.

Ampet, Inc.

Auriga Polymers, Inc.

B. Zaitz & Sons Family Office

B. Zaitz & Sons LLC

Commonality Real Estate

Curexa

East River Medical Imaging, P.C.

Foley Inc.

Global Motor Corp.

Indorama Polymers Public Company Limited (US only)

Life Tech

Momentum USA, Inc.

North Elm Capital

North Jersey Spine Group

Pforp

Philip Jeffries Ltd.

PopStroke

Port Imperial Property Owners Association, Inc.

Progressive Products

Schraft’s 2.0 Fertility Pharmacy

Starpet Inc.

Stephen Gould

Stride Capital Group LP.

T & S Brass & Bronze Works

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group



Professional Associations

Member, Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chamber of CommerceMember, Vistage CEO GroupAdvisory Board Member – Commonality Real Estate, Inc.Member, Tiger 21


Professional Activities and Experience

Accolades
  • Cross Border Special Situation M&A – Large Market Deal of the Year - San Filippo
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2010-2019) - San Filippo
  • Rising Star - San Filippo
  • 40 Under 40 - New Jersey Law Journal - 2008

Blogs

Capital Markets Litigation
Lowenstein Sandler LLP 

Litigation News for the Global Financial Community

Articles

    40 Under 40, August 11, 2008
    Am I Handcuffed to My Business Partner?, March 23, 2009
    Am I My Brother’s Keeper? The Family Business Divorce, Winter 2010
    Can I Fire My Business Partner?, April 2010
    Can Your Company Pass A Legal Physical?, January 2003
    Divorce, Business Style, March 2014
    Does Your Buy/Sell Agreement Need To Be Updated?, March 2005
    Earn-Outs: Bridge the Gap, With Caution, June 2009
    Look Before You Leap! The Pitfalls of Issuing Equity to an Employee, November 2004
    Minority Shareholders Rejoice: New Jersey Extends Reach of Oppressed Minority Shareholder Statute, October 15, 2010
    The Negotiations Have Just Begun, April 2001
    What Shareholders Should Know About Their Duties to Other Shareholders, April 2005
    When It Comes to Oppression, Corporations and LLCs Are Not Created Equal, April 2010

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