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Kitt SawitskyKitt Sawitsky

(617) 574-4036
ksawitsky@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7633
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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New York
885 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York NY
10022
Phone: (212) 878-6900
Fax: (212) 878-6911
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Education
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1977, magna cum laude

Princeton University, B.A., 1971, cum laude
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

Business planning and strategy, asset and stock sales, debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, entity and board structuring and shareholder and partner relationships are the heart of Kitt Sawitsky’s practice. Known as a deal maker, he has extensive corporate and business law experience including with consumer facing businesses and their domestic and cross-border operations and transactions. He has done numerous private equity investments and acquisitions and also serves as general counsel to a number of middle market companies. Throughout his career, he has also been involved in many high-profile workouts and restructurings on behalf of both creditors and debtors.

Kitt served as the firm’s Co-Managing Director for nine years and is also the former Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate group.

Representative Experience

  • Castanea Partners private equity fund, in connection with various portfolio investments, acquisitions and sales
  • Shawmut Design & Construction in various aspects of their business
  • Hearts on Fire in connection with its strategic relationships, including the recent sale of the company to Chow Tai Fook
  • CRG Partners in its merger with Deloitte to form Deloitte CRG
  • The Trustee of certain family trusts in connection with the sale of Dow Jones & Company to News Corp
  • Dr. N.V. Perricone in the sale by TSG Capital of Perricone MD to Lion Capital
  • Rue La La ecommerce business in connection with all aspects of its on-line business
  • Hunt Companies in its acquisition of Ricci-Greene Architects
  • Polaroid in its recent recapitalization by the Pohlad Family and certain other investors
  • Bay State Milling Company in certain asset acquisitions and technology licensing
  • Gordon Brothers and DJM Asset Management in the acquisition and disposition of CompUSA, a 200+ location computer retailer in the United States and Mexico
  • The Board of Directors of Point Therapeutics, Inc. in its strategic planning and eventual merger with another biopharmaceutical company
  • Betsey Johnson apparel chain as general counsel and in all aspects of its international design, wholesale and retail business 
  • Not Your Average Joe’s as general counsel and in connection with all aspects of this restaurant chain's operations and financing 
  • Magic Brands and Fuddruckers, owner and franchisor of over 200 fast casual restaurants in all aspects of its business
  • OXFAM America as general counsel
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Counsel and Member of The Board of Trustees, OXFAM America 
  • Member of The Board of Trustees, Strategies for Children, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Overseers, New England Aquarium
  • Former Chairman of The Board of Directors, STRIVE-Boston Employment Service, Inc.
  • Member of The Board of Trustees, Open Learning Exchange
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2017
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pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
clientAdvisories: NLRB Issues Significant Ruling on “Joint Employer” Issue
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
August 2015
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
August 2013
Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
September 2012
36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
July 1, 2009
Goulston & Storrs' Pro Bono Contributions Recognized
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