McCann Fitzgerald to open first US office in New York

Barry Devereux and Gary McSharry
Pictured (l-r): Barry Devereux and Gary McSharry

Irish law firm McCann Fitzgerald has announced it will open its first US office in New York later this month.

The new office, expanding on the firm’s established offices in London and Brussels as well as its principal base in Dublin, will be located at Tower 45 at West 45th Street in the midtown district of Manhattan.

Gary McSharry, corporate partner at McCann Fitzgerald, will head the new office.

He has acted for leading Irish and international public and private companies across a range of business sectors and has already spent a number of years in New York.

Mr McSharry said: “There is a growing demand for an Irish corporate law presence in the US, evidence of which is that many of the largest US Corporate and Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions in the past twenty four months involved Irish companies.

“These deals required significant input from Irish corporate lawyers as well as US lawyers. The natural next step is for McCann FitzGerald to open an office to satisfy both Irish and US client demand.”

Barry Devereux, managing partner at McCann FitzGerald, said: “McCann FitzGerald is excited to be expanding to the US market with the opening of our New York office.

“Significant economic recovery in both the US and Irish markets has driven increased demand for legal services, particularly in the areas of M&A, asset management, venture capital/private equity, and foreign direct investment. Opening a full working office in New York allows us to grow the services we offer clients and increase our focus on this important market.”

He added: “We look forward to working more with new and existing clients in the US market as we grow our presence there.”

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