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On a Wednesday in December, three teams of Dechert lawyers sat at three different tables to close three deals worth a combined $5.6 billion in real estate financings.
The deals represent a core area of Dechert's historic corporate strength-middle-market private equity, real estate finance and securitization work. But they were part of an expanding array of matters and counseling the firm has handled in the last two years as the corporate practice negotiates a growing cadre of cross-border transactions that capitalize on the firm's now international platform.
So when a team of Dechert lawyers represented cellulose fiber products manufacturer Buckeye Technologies in its $1.5 billion sale to Georgia Pacific in August 2013, the firm's antitrust team navigated concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Justice while the deal team did a bit of "creative deal-making" to address the regulatory risks.