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Finn Dixon & Herling Elects New Partners and Counsel

January 18, 2018

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP is pleased to announce that Evan Cohen and Adam Mendelowitz were elected partners of the Firm, and Tony Miodonka and Heather Rahilly were promoted to the position of counsel, effective January 1, 2018.

Evan Cohen
Evan Cohen represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including litigation arising out of private equity and public company transactions, securities and shareholder litigation, and class actions. He has extensive experience litigating cases in federal and state courts and has also counseled clients in connection with investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and FINRA.

“Evan has been an exceptional member of our litigation team for several years,” said Alfred Pavlis, Chair of the Firm’s litigation practice. “He is highly skilled in M&A and securities-related litigation, and we are thrilled that he will be a partner.”

“I am honored to join Finn Dixon & Herling’s partnership,” said Evan. “The Firm prides itself on providing the highest level of service to its clients, and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”

Mr. Cohen earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law (2007) and his B.A. from Stanford University (2002). He resides in Darien, Connecticut with his wife, Shannon, and their three children.

Adam Mendelowitz
Adam Mendelowitz focuses his practice on executive compensation, employee benefits and employment matters, principally in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Adam also advises clients with respect to the negotiation, design and implementation of equity and cash incentive compensation awards, employment agreements and severance arrangements.

“Adam is an extraordinarily accomplished attorney and a highly valued member of our team. Our practice area is technical and complex given the web of tax laws that impact it, but Adam always explains the legal analysis in a manner that is intelligible to clients and colleagues. We were excited when Adam joined us in 2015, and we are thrilled that he is now a partner of the Firm,” said Susan Dixon, Chair of the Executive Compensation, Benefits and Employment group.

“I am truly proud to join such an accomplished team,” said Adam. “I have been continuously impressed by the commitment, intelligence and creativity of my colleagues since I joined the Firm. I look forward to continuing to provide the client-focused and solution-oriented representation that is the hallmark of the Firm.”

Mr. Mendelowitz earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law (2008) and his B.A. from Duke University (2005). He resides in Rye, New York with his wife, Kristin.

Tony Miodonka
Tony Miodonka’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, corporate bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, internal and regulatory investigations, employment disputes, and appeals.

“Tony is a tireless and highly-effective advocate, who has excellent judgment and broad experience handling a variety of litigation matters in federal and state court,” said Mr. Pavlis. “We are fortunate to have him as a senior member of our litigation team.”

“It has been a great privilege to be associated with the talented and dedicated group of professionals at Finn Dixon & Herling, and I am honored and excited to continue my practice at the Firm in the role of Counsel.”

Tony earned his J.D. summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law (2008) and his B.A. summa cum laude from Park University (2001). Tony is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, in which he served on active duty from 1996 to 2004. He resides in Easton, Connecticut with his wife and their three dogs.

Heather Rahilly
Heather Rahilly practices general corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.

“Heather is a valued and trusted counselor to our private equity and other corporate clients. She consistently demonstrates her commitment to clients and the Firm through her strong work ethic and enthusiasm,” said Corporate Partner, Jay Boyea. “Our M&A and Private Equity practice is recognized for the quality of our attorneys and clients and our ability to deliver outstanding and efficient services. Heather’s promotion is another step in this tradition and represents the bright future and continued growth of the Firm.”

“FDH has attracted a talented team of attorneys and staff, and I look forward to continuing to advance the Firm’s exceptional M&A and Private Equity practice,” said Heather.

Ms. Rahilly earned her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law (2007) and her B.A. from The George Washington University (2003). She resides in Weston, Connecticut with her husband, Robert, and their two children.

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