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Derrik E. Forshee

Senior Associate
Baltimore

Derrik E. Forshee

Derrik Forshee guides clients through even the most difficult transactions, keenly anticipating potential pitfalls — from the everyday snag, to larger obstacles, to what appear to be complete roadblocks in a deal. Derrik navigates unique challenges with confidence, offering clients practical advice.

Derrik focuses his practice on transformative transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, equity financings, as well as on general corporate and commercial matters. He represents clients in heavily regulated industries including aerospace, defense and government services, life sciences, education, behavioral health, technology, construction, and hospitality sectors.

Prior to attending law school, Derrik worked as a paralegal in the Corporate Practice Group at Hogan Lovells and at another international law firm, where he handled M&A transactions for clients in the aerospace and defense and other industries.

Representative Experience

Represented ABS Capital Partners in acquisitions of growth stage companies and other matters.

Represented Lockheed Martin Corporation in several acquisitions of private companies in the government contracting industry.

Represented a private hospitality services company in connection with a recapitalization, various general corporate matters, and asset acquisitions.

Represents a public agriculture and biotechnology company in connection with various general corporate matters and acquisitions.

Represented a private unmanned aircraft systems government contractor in connection with its recapitalization and concurrent co-investment.

Represented Amplimmune Inc. in its sale to MedImmune LLC for initial consideration of US$225m and additional deferred consideration of up to US$275m.

Represented a public engineering and construction management company in connection with private company acquisitions.

Represents healthcare and technology companies in a range of matters, including corporate governance issues, commercial and financing transactions.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 2011
  • M.P.A., Maxwell School of Government and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2011
  • B.A., Hobart College, 2005

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Maryland
  • New York
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