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Maria ('Masha') Trainor

Fax +1.412.355.6501

Ms. Trainor is a partner in the Corporate/M&A practice group, focusing on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, venture capital and private equity transactions, private debt and equity financings, and corporate governance matters. She has represented clients in connection with negotiated and hostile acquisitions, joint ventures, private and public securities offerings, corporate restructuring and recapitalization transactions, business formation, planning and governance matters, strategic and financial investments, financings of emerging growth companies, and all types of commercial contracts.

In her practice, Ms. Trainor represents a broad range of clients, including start-ups, emerging growth businesses, large private and public companies, as well as financial investors. Her clients include companies in a diverse range of industries, including information technology, emerging payments, proprietary education, manufacturing, healthcare, robotics, and financial services, among others.

Ms. Trainor is fluent in Russian.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh – Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter at “Doing Business in the United States” seminar sponsored by the U.K. Trade and Investment, London, United Kingdom, September 2011
  • Regular speaker on a variety of corporate law issues
  • Represented a public company that is a leading supplier of value-added, technology-based products and services for rail, transit and other global industries in connection with a strategic acquisition worth approximately $85 million and international joint ventures
  • Represented one of the largest public companies in the energy and oil exploration industry in connection with several acquisitions and a joint venture
  • Represented a public company that manufactures lifestyle improvement products for residential and commercial use in connection with a global commercial contract lifecycle management project
  • Represented multiple private and public company clients in connection with distribution, supply, sales and other commercial arrangements
  • Represented a privately-held technology company in the emerging payments space in connection with a sale to a multinational Internet and software company
  • Represented a privately-held Russian company in connection with an acquisition of several privately-held U.S. and European companies involved in the distribution of a television channel for Russian-speaking population in the United States and Europe
  • Represented a privately-held multi-billion dollar company with U.S. and international affiliates in connection with a complex restructuring process
  • Continuous representation of a multinational metals and lead recycling company and its operating subsidiaries, providing strategic legal advice on a variety of matters, including commercial agreements, foreign and domestic acquisitions and dispositions, general corporate matters, employment matters, joint ventures and technology transfers, and litigation management
  • Represented a health insurance company in connection with the sale to a strategic acquirer for approximately $850 million
  • Advised a publicly-held client in the for-profit education industry in $3.4 billion sale to a consortium of leading private equity firms and follow-on initial public offering
  • Represented the world’s largest heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer – a division of a public company - in connection with a joint venture with a public company involved in distribution of such equipment; representation included work on a variety of distribution and services agreements
  • Represented one of the world’s largest companies in the metals industry in connection with two international high-yield debt offerings with an aggregate value of approximately $1.3 billion, as well as several other transactions
  • Served as counsel to a special committee of the board of directors of a publicly-held energy company in connection with the exploration of various strategic alternatives available to the company and the resulting merger with its parent
  • Represented a publicly-held company in the sale of its international auto glass manufacturing division to a private equity firm for approximately $300 million
  • Represented a publicly-held steel company in connection with a proposed sale to the second largest Brazilian steel manufacturer and a subsequent proxy fight resulting from a hostile acquisition proposal from an alternate bidder
  • Served as Pennsylvania special counsel to a private equity fund in connection with an acquisition of a premier distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty packaged gases and related products for approximately $304 million
  • Represented several start-up technology companies in connection with acquisitions by public companies
  • Represented a subsidiary of a multinational high-technology product conglomerate in the acquisition of a privately-held company in the fire and security industry for $440 million
  • Represented a number of start-up and growth companies in connection with private placements
  • Represented public companies in connection with securities law compliance issues and public filings