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Ernest S. Wechsler

Ernest S. Wechsler

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

New York, NY, USA

Ernest Wechsler has a diverse transactional-based practice focusing on domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and general corporate representations. He represents a broad range of clients including private equity funds, hedge funds and both private and publicly held operating companies in a wide range of industries. Representative clients with whom Mr. Wechsler works include AmTrust Financial Services and its affiliates, BlackRock, MSD Capital, MSDC Management, Perella Weinberg Partners and Stone Point Capital. Mr. Wechsler also represents insurance companies in the area of transactional risk products.

Mr. Wechsler was recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global (2011-2012), Chambers USA (2011-2014), Legal 500 US (2010 and 2013-2014) and New York Super Lawyers (2009-2012).

Representative Clients and Transactions

  • Represent AmTrust Financial Services in M&A and investments.
  • Represent BlackRock in M&A, investments and joint ventures.
  • Represent MSD Capital and MSDC Management in private equity investments and joint ventures.
  • Represent Perella Weinberg Partners in M&A and joint ventures.
  • Represented Stone Point Capital/Trident Funds in M&A and joint ventures.


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990
  • Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar
  • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 1987

Bar Admissions

New York


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