Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has brought on leading corporate mergers and acquisitions shareholder Gino A. Maurelli, the former head of Holme Roberts & Owen (HRO) LLP’s mergers and acquisitions practice group. Joining Maurelli at Brownstein will also be Nicholas D. Claassen as a corporate associate.
“Brownstein provides deep resources and a strong platform for my practice,” said Maurelli. “I am excited to join Brownstein's corporate group where we will continue to provide clients with the strategic solutions and exceptional service that create successful outcomes.”
Maurelli and Claassen will join the corporate and business group, bringing experience that includes middle-market mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law.
“Gino is a premier mergers and acquisitions attorney and a perfect addition to our team,” said Adam Agron, co-chair of Brownstein’s corporate and business group. “Having Gino and Nick on the team will allow us to continue to expand our corporate group's depth and expertise."
Maurelli spent 10 years with HRO representing a variety of clients in corporate and securities law matters. His practice focuses on merger and acquisition transactions and has spanned many industries, including software and technology, health care, cable and telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer products. Maurelli has been involved in both buy- and sell-side engagements on behalf of strategic and financial clients, advising clients on all aspects of the transaction. Colorado Super Lawyers recognized Maurelli for three consecutive years as a “rising star” in mergers and acquisitions (2009-2011). He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
While at HRO, Claassen worked alongside Maurelli focusing on mergers and acquisitions as well as venture capital financing and securities law. He also counsels entrepreneurs, investors and early stage companies on various corporate and formation issues. Claassen received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Boston College Law School.