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, Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America.
Carl has particularly extensive experience representing private
equity firms and their portfolio companies. Over the past three
years alone, Carl has advised his clients in connection with over
100 completed M&A transactions. Carl's principal private equity
- CI Capital Partners (formerly Caxton-Iseman
- 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
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.