Charlotte Kiaie

Charlotte Kiaie

Partner

Charlotte Kiaie advises founders, boards of directors and management teams across the investment management industry and corporate sectors. She specializes in corporate positioning and special situations, including transactions, shareholder activism, complex litigation and issues management. In addition, she has extensive experience advising clients on LP communications, media management and helping firms craft impactful ESG, DEI and CSR programs.

Charlotte’s client base currently includes leading asset management firms and publicly traded companies. Representations of note include:

  • Carl Icahn in his ESG-focused activist campaigns at McDonald’s and Kroger, resulting in enhanced disclosures at both companies
  • Revlon Inc. in its Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Privet Fund in its successful proxy fight at Synalloy Corporation
  • WaterMill Asset Management in its successful consent solicitation at Ziopharm Oncology
  • SilverBox-Engaged Merger Corp I in its $1.7 billion combination with Black Rifle Coffee
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management in CDS related litigation against GSO Capital and Hovnanian Enterprises

Prior to serving as a Vice President at Profile Advisors, Charlotte worked on the Trading/Ops desk at Farallon Capital Management in San Francisco. She holds dual B.A. degrees from The University of Colorado at Boulder and has served on the Philanthropy Board of 100 Women in Finance since 2018.


Joe Germani

Joe Germani

Partner

Joe Germani counsels clients on sensitive high stakes communications and reputational matters. He leads a number of Longacre Square’s special situations and ongoing positioning mandates for both public and private companies, as well as asset managers and other entities.

Joe’s experience encompasses friendly and hostile M&A, shareholder activism, litigation and restructuring, corporate crisis, issues and reputation management, and public affairs campaigns.

Representative matters include:

  • Steel Partners in its unprecedented proxy contest to break Aerojet Rocketdyne’s gridlocked board and successful litigation against the company’s CEO
  • MoneyGram International on complex litigation and regulatory issues management
  • Legion Partners in its proxy contest at Guess
  • Metromile in its $500 million acquisition by Lemonade
  • KVH in its proxy contest defenses against Vintage Capital Management and VIEX Capital Advisors and, more recently, its CEO transition
  • New York Life in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Cigna’s Group Insurance business

Prior to Longacre Square Partners, Joe spent nearly a decade at Sloane & Company, where he was Managing Director, Special Situations. He also previously worked at Brunswick Group.

Joe graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service and earned an M.A. in European History from New York University.