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David M. Silk

David M. Silk

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


David M. Silk joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1988 and became a partner in the corporate department in 1995. He represents public and private companies and private equity funds in a wide variety of industries. His practice focuses on hostile and negotiated merger and acquisition transactions, private equity transactions, corporate governance, proxy contests, restructurings, joint ventures and securities laws.

Mr. Silk's assignments include representation of Morgan Stanely in connection with its joint venture with Citigroup to form the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney brokerage; representation of the Apax, Apollo, Madison Dearborn and Permira private equity groups in connection with their acquisition of Intelsat; representation of The Home Depot in connection with the sale ofHD Supply; representation of Goldman Sachs in its acquisition of Kinder Morgan; representation of Intelsat in its acquisition of PanAmSat; representation of MoneyGram in connection with its recapitalization transaction involving an investor group led by TH Lee; representation of Morgan Stanley in connection with its acquisition of Transmontaigne and various other matters; and representation of Constellation Brands in connection with its acquisitions of Mondavi and incor. Mr. Silk represents Michael Jordan in connection with his acquisition of a majority interest in the Charlotte Bobcats.

Mr. Silk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was a member ofthe editorial board of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He lectures frequently on transactional topics and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaching a course on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Silk is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics.
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