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Stephen Fraidin

Stephen Fraidin

Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
Vice Chairman
New York, NY, USA


Listed among the 10 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” worldwide in The International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers and named one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in North America by the Financial Times, Stephen Fraidin focuses on the representation of major companies and investment groups, acquisitions, proxy contests and the representation of special committees and boards of directors regarding mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other matters.

Selected by Law360 as an MVP of the Year for M&A in 2013 and annually recognized in Chambers USA and Chambers Global, clients most recently assert that “there are few people who interact with clients and counsel clients in the way [Steve] does.

Steve has twice in the past four years received recognition from The American Lawyer as one of their “Dealmakers of the Year.

In 2012, Steve was honored by Yale Law School with the Simeon E. Baldwin Award for his legal creativity and teaching skills.

Representative Matters

  • Burger King in its $11.4 billion acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc.
    • London Stock Exchange Group plc in its $2.7 billion acquisition of thPHH Corporation in its $1.4 billion sale of its fleet management services business PHH Arval to Element Financial Corporation.
    • Pershing Square Capital Management, working with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, in its unsolicited takeover bid for Allergan.
    • Furiex Pharmaceuticals in its $1.5 billion sale for cash and CVRs to Forest Laboratories.
    • Pershing Square Capital Management in its acquisition of a 9.8% stake in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and in its successful effort, pursuant to a cooperation agreement, to designate two directors to the Air Products’ board.
    • Community Health Systems, Inc. in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc.
    • 3G Capital in its $28 billion acquisition, together with Berkshire Hathaway, of H. J. Heinz Company.
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