BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) -  Sean Monahan, a partner in the Finance & Restructuring Group at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, was selected for the "40 Under 40 Legal Advisor" Award by The M&A Advisor. The prestigious list recognizes the professional accomplishments and contributions of emerging leaders in the M&A, financing, and turnaround industries from around the country who have achieved a significant level of success while still under the age of 40. Monahan will be honored at a reception on June 29 in New York City.

At Choate, Monahan focuses his practice on complex financial transactions for banks and institutional investors, borrowers and issuers in a full range of financings. He also represents trustees, debtors, examiners, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in a variety of creditor's rights and insolvency matters, and handles commercial financing transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

Monahan has developed a unique specialty handling complex, multi-layered, high-profile financing deals in the sports and retail financing arenas. He has closed over $10 billion worth of financing deals over the past five years including over 30 deals worth an aggregate $6 billion in the past two years. His client list includes Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Citizens, Salus Capital Partners, and Wells Fargo among others.

"Sean is a talented young attorney with a unique expertise in both finance and bankruptcy law. He understands our clients' businesses from the inside out, and is highly skilled at handling even the most complex deals," said Charles Cheever, co-managing partner of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. "We congratulate him on this honor, which is well deserved."

The M&A Advisor has been recognizing U.S. and international transactions, firms and dealmakers for their achievements for over a decade. In 2010, they created the 40 Under 40 Awards to promote mentorship and professional development amongst emerging business leaders. Winners were selected by an independent judging panel of prominent business leaders.

Monahan has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star." He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2004 and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Bates College in 1998.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include finance & restructuring, corporate/M&A, private equity, venture capital, intellectual property, life sciences, technology companies, high-stakes litigation, insurance/reinsurance, and wealth management.

Contact Information:

Kristen Weller
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
(617) 248-4001

Amy Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Associates
(617) 879-1511