Gavin D. Solotar is a corporate partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities law matters. Mr. Solotar has been involved in many significant domestic and cross-border representations of public and private entities in connection with takeover defense, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, proxy fights, leveraged buyouts, and joint ventures and alliances.
Mr. Solotar graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, summa cum laude, in 1986, where he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Signum Laudis honor societies. Prior to attending law school, he practiced accounting as a Certified Public Accountant in New York. He graduated magna cum laude, in 1992, from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and was awarded the Law Review Alumni Association Award, the George A. Katz Memorial Award, and the American Jurisprudence Award in Corporate Law.