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Marc Weingarten

Marc Weingarten

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Marc Weingarten, a partner in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel, is co-chair of the Business Transactions Group and a member of the Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, corporate governance, securities law and investment partnerships. Marc was selected twice as “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer for his representation of Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of a controlling interest in GMAC from General Motors and most recently for his work on some of the fiercest shareholder activism campaigns and proxy contests in the market. He also represented Cerberus in the acquisition of control of Chrysler from Daimler; its acquisition, by tender offer, of a controlling interest in Aozora Bank in Japan; and in numerous other transactions. He has represented private equity fund Castle Harlan in the organization of LBO funds and the negotiation of buyouts of restaurant chains, a media company, an insurance company, publishing ventures and other transactions. In addition to representing public and private companies in acquisitions and dispositions, he regularly counsels companies and investors on corporate governance and control issues. One of the leading lawyers representing activist investors, he has advised on many of the most significant activist campaigns in recent years, including The Children's Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP’s proxy contest with CSX Corp., JANA Partners LLC and SAC Capital Advisors LP in their campaign involving Time Warner Inc., the Trian Group in its successful proxy contest with H.J. Heinz Co., JANA Partners in its campaign involving Kerr-McGee Corp., and Pershing Square Capital Management LP in its investments in McDonald's Corp. and Target Corp.

Marc is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, having served on its Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests for multiple terms, and on its Committee on Corporation Law. He has been cited for his preeminence in both corporate law and investment fund practice in Chambers USA, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 United States, Lawdragon, Who’s Who and New York Super Lawyers. Marc received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and his B.S. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Marc Weingarten is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Tender Offers - Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, November 01, 2017
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