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Tite & Lewis, the law firm associated with accountants Ernst & Young, is taking on a second finance partner, this time from US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae.
Asset finance partner Paul Flood specialises in transport sector deals, particularly in aircraft and rolling stock, which Tite & Lewis says fits well with its client base of airlines.
Flood was a partner at Edwards Geldard before joining LeBoeuf in 1996. Before that he was a partner at Wilde Sapte. He joins securitisation and structured finance partner Tamara Box at his new firm. Box joined in late 1999 as the first finance partner in the now seven-partner firm (The Lawyer, 20 November).
Tite & Lewis managing partner Christopher Tite says: "The goal is to have a finance practice covering securitisation and capital markets, asset, project, acquisition, structured and real estate finance. Through Tamara we got structured finance and securitisation, and Paul covers asset finance and some insolvency, which is complementary."