Cerberus Capital Management’s Investment in Lighthouse Autism Center

Dechert advised an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. in a strategic investment in Lighthouse Autism Center. McDermott Will & Emery served as legal advisor to Lighthouse.

Lighthouse Autism Center is a leading provider of center-based autism behavioral health services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global leader in alternative investing with over US$53 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate strategies.

The Dechert team included corporate partners Mark Thierfelder (Picture) and Jonathan Stott, associates Daniel Mozes, Marie Mast, Veronica Casellas Santana and Victoria Woodward, and law clerk Cecilia Sophie Vaino; finance partner Soo-ah Nah, associate Anastasia Seliankina, and law clerk Matthew Halchak; employee benefits partner Howard Klein, and associates Michael Binko and Sarah Burke; tax partner Edward Lemanowicz and associate George Davis; litigation partner Neil Steiner; real estate counsel Francois Quintard-Morenas; healthcare partner Susan Hendrickson; intellectual property partner Thomas Rayski and associate Jesse Lambert; labor counsel Ian Downes; antitrust partner James Fishkin, counsel Beverly Ang, and associate Dennis Schmelzer; and privacy and cybersecurity partner Karen Neuman and associates Michael Tierney and Hilary Bonaccorsi. 

Involved fees earner: Beverly Ang – Dechert; Michael Binko – Dechert; Hilary Bonaccorsi – Dechert; Sarah Burke – Dechert; Veronica Casellas Santana – Dechert; George Davis – Dechert; Ian Downes – Dechert; James Fishkin – Dechert; Susan Hendrickson – Dechert; Howard Kleinman – Dechert; Jesse Lambert – Dechert; Edward Lemanowicz – Dechert; Marie Mast – Dechert; Daniel Mozes – Dechert; Soo-ah Nah – Dechert; Karen Neuman – Dechert; Francois Quintard-Morenas – Dechert; Thomas Rayski – Dechert; Dennis Schmelzer – Dechert; Anastasia Seliankina – Dechert; Neil Steiner – Dechert; Jonathan Stott – Dechert; Mark Thierfelder – Dechert; Michael Tierney – Dechert; Victoria Woodward – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.;

Author: Martina Bellini