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ProfessionalsCarl L. Reisner

Carl L. Reisner
Of Counsel

Tel: +1-212-373-3017
Fax: +1-212-492-0017

Tel: +1-212-373-3017
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0017

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Of counsel in the Corporate Department, Carl L. Reisner is a former senior member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Private Equity Group. Carl has a diverse mergers and acquisitions 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. Carl has advised his clients in connection with over 100 completed M&A transactions. Carl’s principal private equity clients have included:

  • CI Capital Partners
  • KPS Capital Partners
  • Sagewind Capital Partners
  • Straus Capital Group
  • Beowulf Energy

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. Carl has been particularly active in the areas of healthcare, defense, power generation, consumer products, information technology and traditional manufacturing and distribution businesses.

Carl currently serves as Vice Chair of the International Refugee Assistance Project and serves on the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Alumni Fund.

Carl was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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