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Carl L. Reisner

Partner

Tel: 212-373-3017
Fax: 212-492-0017  
creisner@paulweiss.com

New York
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064

A partner in the Corporate Department, Carl L. Reisner is co-head of the firm's North American Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Carl has a diverse mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance practice and provides counsel to a varied and long-standing client base, helping companies through all stages of the corporate life cycle. He has represented start-up companies seeking venture capital, growing companies in a wide variety of acquisitions and financings, and restructurings of financially troubled enterprises. Carl is recognized as a leading Private Equity Buyouts lawyer by Chambers USA and by Legal 500.

Experience

Carl has particularly extensive experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Carl's principal private equity clients include:

  • CI Capital Partners (formerly Caxton-Iseman Capital)
  • KPS Capital Partners
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners
  • Straus Capital Group

Carl has particular expertise representing buyers of financially distressed and bankrupt companies, including the purchase of enterprises from bankruptcy estates. He also has broad experience in advising on public company acquisitions, both negotiated and contested. Carl's practice covers a wide cross-section of industries. Recently, Carl has been particularly active in the areas of healthcare, defense, power generation, information technology and traditional manufacturing and distribution businesses.

Writing and speaking on corporate governance, Carl has been a lecturer for the Practising Law Institute on the subject of proxy solicitation and corporate governance. He is also a former member of the Committee on Securities Regulation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Carl was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Practices
Corporate
Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity Transactions

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 1978


B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1975

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia

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