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Maria ('Masha') Trainor

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Ms. Trainor is a partner in the Corporate/M&A practice group, where she focuses her practice on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, private debt and equity financings, corporate governance matters, and commercial transactions and outsourcing. 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 commercial contracts.

She 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 FinTech, manufacturing, healthcare, proprietary education, technology, oil and gas, and robotics, 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 strategic acquisitions and international joint ventures
  • represented a public company that is an integrated global producer of complex chemicals and treated wood products in connection with strategic acquisitions and commercial contract management
  • represented a privately held company, owner of a global annual conference for participants in the FinTech and payments sector, in its acquisition by a U.K. company
  • served as outside general counsel to a multinational metals and lead recycling company and its operating subsidiaries and provided 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 public company with multiple business segments in connection with commercial contract management; acted as one of leading partners on the project involving implementation of a contract management system, as well as drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial contracts (distributor, supply, sales representative, product development, and other agreements)
  • represented a public company in the energy and oil exploration industry in connection with several acquisitions and a joint venture, ranging in value from $25 million to $700 million
  • represented a privately-held skincare product company in its acquisition by a private equity fund
  • represented a privately-held technology company in the emerging payments space in connection with a $200 million 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
  • 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 a start-up medical device manufacturer in connection with a variety of matters, including financing, licensing, and corporate governance
  • 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 a bank holding company in connection with a merger with and into another bank holding company; representation included securities law and regulatory compliance issues
  • 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
  • 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 a Pittsburgh-based start-up technology company in connection with a sale to a Finnish multinational communications company for approximately $20 million
  • represented a privately-held technology company in connection with a sale to a strategic acquirer for approximately $40 million
  • 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, ranging in size from $5 to $40 million
  • represented public companies in connection with securities law compliance issues and public filings