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Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Adam O. Emmerich is a Corporate Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  He focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the REIT and publicly traded real estate areas, as well as on corporate governance and securities law matters. His practice includes a broad representation of public and private enterprises in a various industries throughout the United States and globally, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in takeover defense and corporate governance matters. 

Adam is recognized as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon; one of the world's leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions by Chambers, an expert in each of  M&A, Corporate Governance and M&A in the real estate field by Who’s Who Legal, as well as by Euromoney’s Expert Guides and Legal 500.

After serving as a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Adam joined the firm in 1986 and was named partner in 1991. He attended Swarthmore College and The University of Chicago, from which he received his J.D. with honors. While at the University of Chicago, Adam served as topics and comments editor of The University of Chicago Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and was the recipient of an Olin Fellowship in law and economics. He is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Adam is co-chair of the International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border M&A, co-chair of the advisory board of New York University’s REIT Center for the Study of Public Real Estate Companies, and a member of the American Law Institute.  He has served as co-chair of the NYU Real Estate Institute’s Annual Symposium on REITs since its inception. He is a member of the Corporate Academic Bridge Group of the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business, and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Adam serves on the board of directors of the American Friends of the Israel Museum, and as president of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority and also of the Friends of Rambam Medical Center.

Adam O. Emmerich is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Monday, January 22, 2018
Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Overview of the REIT Landscape - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Thursday, January 10, 2019
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics, Monday, January 22, 2018
Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak , Monday, March 05, 2018
Overview of the REIT Landscape - Overview of the REIT Landscape, Thursday, January 10, 2019
Transcripts  Transcripts REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics, Monday, January 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics - REIT M&A and Strategic Transactions – Dissecting Cutting Edge Deal Strategies and Tactics, Monday, January 22, 2018
Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak , Monday, March 05, 2018
Overview of the REIT Landscape - Overview of the REIT Landscape, Thursday, January 10, 2019
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters David M. Einhorn, Adam O. Emmerich and Robin Panovka, REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Chapter 1: Introduction - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Tuesday, January 08, 2019
David M. Einhorn, Adam O. Emmerich and Robin Panovka, REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Chapter 2: Structural Considerations in Consensual REIT M&A Transactions - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Tuesday, January 08, 2019
David M. Einhorn, Adam O. Emmerich and Robin Panovka, REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Chapter 4: Selling A REIT - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Tuesday, January 08, 2019
David M. Einhorn, Adam O. Emmerich, and Robin Panovka, REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Chapter 8: Taking REITs Private - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Tuesday, January 08, 2019
David M. Einhorn, Adam O. Emmerich and Robin Panovka, REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Chapter 6: Tax Considerations in REIT Mergers and Acquisitions - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2019, Tuesday, January 08, 2019
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