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David B. Feirstein, P.C.

David B. Feirstein, P.C.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA

David Feirstein’s practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law matters and corporate governance. David is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which said “he is a superstar; he is incredibly smart and very efficient.” He was also recognized in 2016 and 2014 as a “Rising Star” by Law360 for Mergers & Acquisitions, in The Legal 500 U.S. for M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+) in 2015 and by Super Lawyers for his corporate practice.

David also teaches a class as an adjunct professor at NYU Law on negotiating corporate transactions.

Representative Matters

David has advised clients on numerous significant matters, including the following:

  • Wyndham Worldwide in its separation via spin-off into two separate publicly traded hospitality companies valued at approximately $11 billion, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham Destinations, Inc.
  • Wyndham Worldwide in its approximately $1.3 billion sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity
  • Wyndham Worldwide in its $1.95 billion acquisition of La Quinta Inns & Suites’ franchise and management businesses
  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide in its $4.7 billion acquisition of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (ILG)
  • Celanese Corporation in its proposed joint venture with Blackstone to create a global acetate tow supplier
  • New Mountain Capital in its $596 million acquisition of TRC Companies, Inc.
  • Micro Focus International plc in its $8.8 billion “Reverse Morris Trust” acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company’s software business
  • Celator Pharmaceuticals in its $1.5 billion sale to Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Accenture in its joint venture with Apax Partners from the carve out of Accenture’s Duck Creek Technologies insurance claims, billing and policy administration software business
  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group in connection with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General, ending a six-month public takeover battle during which Nexstar jumped Media General’s previously announced transaction with Meredith Corp.
  • Accenture in its $830 million carve-out sale of Navitaire to Amadeus IT Holding SA
  • IGATE Corporation in its $4 billion sale to Cap Gemini
  • Burger King Worldwide Inc. in its $13.3 billion merger transaction with Tim Hortons Inc.
  • Infineon Technologies AG in its $3 billion acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation


New York University School of Law, J.D., 2005

  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • NYU Journal of Law and Business, Founding Board Member and Projects Editor

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science, 2000

Admissions & Qualifications

 New York


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