Cotter, Paul

Paul Cotter

Associate
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Paul Cotter focuses his practice on assisting corporations, private equity firms and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, sales, restructurings, investments and other commercial transactions.

Paul Cotter focuses his practice on assisting corporations, private equity firms and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, sales, restructurings, investments and other commercial transactions.

Paul served as a core member of the deal teams in the following matters:

  • Represented HES Facilities Services, LLC, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners, in its acquisition of WFF Facility Services and Clean-Tech Company
  • Silver Oak Services Partners in the recapitalization of Keystone Partners, a leading provider of comprehensive outplacement, career management, executive coaching and leadership development services
  • Hastings Equity Partners in its sale of Cactus Fuel, LLC, to Pilot Thomas Logistics, LLC
  • Nautic Partners LLC in its formation of Healthy Eyes Advantage through the acquisition of four distinct businesses that collectively provide purchasing services and management support to more than 10,000 optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, creating the largest alliance of eye care professionals in the country
  • Reach Wireline, LLC, a portfolio company of Hastings Equity Partners, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Precise Pressure Control, LLC
  • Reach Wireline, LLC, a portfolio company of Hastings Equity Partners, in its acquisition of Rush Wellsite Services, LLC
  • Murosa Development S.a.r.L. and Columbia Ventures Corporation in the sale of all of the shares of Hibernia NGS Limited to GTT Communications, Inc., for gross proceeds in excess of $600 million, consisting of approximately $535 million in cash plus 3.3 million shares of common stock in GTT
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Education
  • J.D.,

    magna cum laude

    , Washington University School of Law, 2012
    Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Biology, Providence College, 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Rhode Island, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 2012
  • Connecticut, 2013
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2013
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2019-2021)
Community Leadership
    • Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association