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Stephen M. Kotran

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Stephen M.  Kotran is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Institutions Groups at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and a member of the firm’s Managing Partners Committee.   He represents buyers, sellers, special committees of independent directors and financial advisors in connection with mergers and acquisitions transactions, including negotiated and hostile acquisitions of public companies, negotiated sales of private companies, subsidiaries and divisions, private equity transactions, leveraged buy-outs, formation of joint ventures and asset sales.  In recent transactions, his clients have included Acosta, Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, China Oceanwide, Cytec Industries, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Evercore Partners, Goldman, Sachs & Co., ING Groep N.V., Ipsen, S.A., Orix, Inc., Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd., Rothschild, Inc., Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd., Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Western World Insurance Group.

Mr. Kotran graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1985) and the University of Virginia Law School (J.D., 1990) where he was an Editor of the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.  From 1985-1986, Mr. Kotran served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan (D-NY) and from 1990-1991 he served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Edward R. Becker (U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit).  He has been consistently recognized as a leading M&A, private equity and insurance transactional lawyer by many widely referenced legal guides, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, IFLR, Lawdragon, New York Super Lawyers, PLC and The US Legal 500.  Mr. Kotran is a frequent faculty member on M&A panels for the American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, the New York City Bar Association and various other professional organizations.  He is a lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School where he teaches a course on M&A transactions and also has guest lectured at numerous other law schools including Fordham, NYU, Stanford, U.Penn and UVa.  He is a former co-chair of the Financial Advisors Task Force of the M&A Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.  He also serves on the M&A Advisory Board of the Practical Law Company.
Stephen M. Kotran is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement - Mergers & Acquisitions 2017: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Thursday, March 09, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Deal Protections and Remedies—2015 Public Company Merger Agreements (January 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2017: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It’s a Hostile World: Responding to Unsolicited Take-Over Proposals - Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Thursday, March 09, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement - Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Thursday, March 09, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement - Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Thursday, March 09, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement - Negotiating the Public Company Merger Agreement, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals - It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals, Thursday, March 09, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Mergers & Acquisitions 2017: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 26, 2017, New York, NY
Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Boston, MA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Nashville, TN
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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