Allison Liff Profiled as 2019 MVP: Banking

Weil Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff has been profiled in Law360 as a 2019 Banking MVP. She is one of just five attorneys industry-wide recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the practice area over the past year.

The Q&A profile highlighted her work on syncreon Group Holdings B.V.’s global financing and groundbreaking balance sheet restructuring, as well as her representations of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in financing its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies and of Sovos Brands in financing its merger with Noosa Yogurt.

Ms. Liff regarded syncreon as one of the most challenging and rewarding matters of her career. She advised the company in the complex financing aspects of its novel $1.1 billion cross-border restructuring, which Weil implemented through English schemes of arrangement and parallel recognition proceedings in North America.

“That was truly an amazing opportunity to work for quite a long time with one client as a whole firm and bring multiple practice areas together,” Ms. Liff said. “Not just banking and finance, but also our restructuring practice, our corporate M&A practice and the like, all working seamlessly as one firm to get amazing results for a global client.”

The profile also noted Ms. Liff’s path to becoming a Banking & Finance lawyer, the immediate appeal leveraged finance had for her as a summer associate at Weil, and the thrill she gets from working with clients on complex deals. It also included her advice to younger attorneys, notably, the importance of mentorship in a successful and fulfilling career.

“Find someone that’s senior to you, who you trust and respect on not just a professional level, but a personal level as well, and who you aspire to be like when you get more senior,” Ms. Liff said. “I think those relationships have been invaluable to me as I’ve built my career over the years.”