Partner, Reed Smith
Constantine is the worldwide head of Reed Smith's Hedge Fund and Distressed Investing practices, and co-chairs the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution team. He manages the firm's relationship with more than a dozen hedge funds with in excess of $50 billion in assets.
Constantine focuses his practice on the formation and ongoing counseling of hedge funds and related financial institutions, as well as structuring and implementing distressed investment strategies. He has a long track record of successfully negotiating the resolution of complex alternative investment disputes, including in respect of structured finance assets, CDOs, CLOs, SIVs and other derivative products. Constantine also has a significant commercial finance practice representing lenders, private equity funds, hedge funds, and other financial institutions on the creditor side in all aspects of workouts, restructurings, and reorganizations of financially distressed companies. Constantine honed his negotiating skills as an active commercial litigator, appearing in courts throughout the United States. Illustrative of Constantine's current practice is his recent and ongoing representation of a group of hedge funds, funds of funds and financial institutions in a multi-billion dollar CDO related dispute; a $5 billion hedge fund's successful stalking horse bid to purchase a $1 billion commercial loan portfolio; his negotiating the sale at par of a $125 million position in a multi-strategy investment vehicle that was publicly charged with fraud; and his heading the team that is forming a unique $1 billion fund of funds. In addition to his financial institution practice, Constantine is Reed Smith's relationship partner for the General Electric Company.
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