West Group Law Expands Team and Opens New Offices in New York and Connecticut

West Group Law (“WGL”) is pleased to announce the recent additions of Corporate Finance Partner Jeff Maddox, Litigation Senior Counsel Lee Apotheker and Associate Olivia Handy. 

Now in its fifth year, WGL recently opened new offices in Naugatuck, Connecticut and Buffalo, New York, joining offices in White Plains and Albany, New York, as well as Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Jeff Maddox joins the White Plains office.  Mr. Maddox is a seasoned corporate finance attorney who represents corporate and government issuers, underwriters and investors on a broad range of public and private financings.  Mr. Maddox began his career in New York City and has been a leading corporate and capital markets lawyer in Asia, with more than 30 years of experience as a partner at Jones Day; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; and Clifford Chance.  Mr. Maddox’s extensive capital markets experience includes initial public offerings, private placements, high yield and investment grade debt offerings, private equity fundraising, project financings and asset securitizations.  Mr. Maddox has significant infrastructure experience, having advised on many of the largest deals in the telecommunications, power, road, airport, mining, oil and gas and water sectors in Asia over the last 25 years. At WGL, Mr. Maddox is involved in project financings for a variety of infrastructure projects, including biosolids treatment, rural broadband build-out and hospitality, among others.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jeff to the firm and add another core component to our growing infrastructure practice.  As our projects become more sophisticated and financings utilize different types of public and private funding techniques, we believe Jeff’s expertise will be highly beneficial for our clients,” said WGL Managing Partner Teno West.

“I am very excited to be a part of West Group Law, with its focus on key infrastructure projects in the Northeast and marquee government clients.  I look forward to working with the talented team here,” said Jeff Maddox.

Lee Apotheker joins the White Plains office and returns to WGL after several years serving as in-house counsel for a health care organization.  Mr. Apotheker concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal infrastructure projects, litigation, contract procurement, water and wastewater law, solid waste management, design-build and design-build-operate projects, and other alternative delivery projects. Mr. Apotheker has litigated a diverse array of matters, including mechanic’s liens, bid and proposal protests, challenges to governmental or agency determinations, construction claims, and insurance claims.

Olivia Handy joins the Providence office from the Rhode Island Superior Court. Ms. Handy represents and provides legal advice to public entities, including municipalities and public authorities, in connection with real estate development, municipal infrastructure and environmental issues. Ms. Handy’s practice focuses on public-private partnerships, procurement practices and procedures, and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining WGL, Ms. Handy completed a judicial clerkship in the Rhode Island Superior Court, where she worked closely with several Superior Court Justices in the civil division.

“We started this firm five years ago with the goal of providing exceptional legal services to our public clients on a cost-effective basis.  Five years later, we continue to provide valuable legal services based on our unparalleled municipal infrastructure experience.  With the addition of our new attorneys and new offices, we look forward to continuing to provide top-notch legal services to our public clients,” said Managing Partner Teno West.