ProfessionalsTaurie M. Zeitzer
Taurie M. Zeitzer, Global Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Private Equity Group. She focuses her practice on large-cap private equity, mergers & acquisitions and complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts of public and private companies, strategic mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, cross-border transactions, carve-out transactions and recapitalization transactions.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Taurie’s work has earned her recognition as a leading M&A lawyer in the United States by Chambers and The Legal 500. In 2021, The Deal named Taurie one of its “Top Women in Dealmaking” for private equity. Additionally, she has been recognized multiple times as a “Private Equity MVP” by Law360, most recently in 2021. Business Insider also named her “Top Private Equity Dealmaker” in 2019. In 2018, she was listed as “Best in Private Equity” at the 7th Annual Euromoney Legal Media Group in Business Law Awards, featured in The Deal’s “Women in M&A: The Powerhouse 20” and listed as one of the top 500 Lawyers in America by Lawdragon magazine. In 2017, Taurie was featured in Crain’s New York Business’ inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City. She has also been recognized as one of the top 500 Lawyers in America by Lawdragon magazine every year since 2015.
Taurie has completed numerous multibillion dollar complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, take-private transactions, cross-border transactions and carve-out transactions on behalf of some of the largest and most sophisticated global private equity firms. She also frequently represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in related matters, including financings, follow-on acquisitions, dispositions, strategic joint ventures, corporate governance and management equity and incentive plans. In addition, Taurie advises private equity funds and senior deal professionals with respect to carried interest, compensation and governance arrangements.
Taurie has served as a trusted advisor to Apollo Global Management since 1998 and to Searchlight Capital Partners since its inception.
Taurie's clients include:
- Apollo Global Management;
- Searchlight Capital Partners;
- Gamut Capital;
- Cox Media;
- Pinnacle Agriculture;
- The ADT Corporation;
- Diamond Resorts International;
- ClubCorp Holdings;
- Redbox Automated Retail;
- Vectra Co. (f/k/a OM Group, Inc.);
- Cengage Learning;
- Touch Tunes Interactive Networks;
- Verso Paper;
- WaveDivision Capital;
- Silver Lake Partners;
- Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board; and
- BC Partners.
Taurie holds a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.