Michael Weisser is a partner in the New York office focusing on Private Equity. Mr. Weisser represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts, going private transactions and minority investments and frequently counsels clients on a variety of securities law, corporate governance and strategic matters.
Mr. Weisser has represented many of the leading private equity funds in transactions in the United States and across the world including American Securities, CVC, HIG/Bayside, HM Capital Partners, Irving Place, Jordan Company, Lindsay Goldberg, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Providence Equity Partners.
Mr. Weisser was recently selected as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000 2013 for Private Equity Transactions. Additionally, in 2011, Mr. Weisser was selected by Investment Dealers’ Digest (IDD) for its annual “40 Under 40” list of the top forty up-and-coming professionals in the finance industry. Mr. Weisser is also regularly recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of private equity nationwide and is also recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by the Legal 500 and The Pracitcal Law Company. He was also named “Dealmaker of the Week” by American Lawyer Media in June 2010 for his representation of Bresnan Communications in its $1.36 billion sale to Cablevision and of Keystone Foods in its $1.26 billion sale to Marfrig Alimentos. Mr. Weisser is the Co-Editor of the firm’s Private Equity Alert, Co-Editor of the firm’s annual Going Private Study and was selected for Law360’s editorial board for 2013. In addition, Mr. Weisser frequently writes articles for various publications on cutting edge legal developments, including a recent article in The New York Times on private equity deal terms in the post-credit crisis environment.