Michael E. Weisser
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Michael Weisser is a partner in the New York office focusing on Private Equity. Mr. Weisser has represented private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, restructurings and general corporate matters for over 15 years. 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 represents many of the leading private equity funds in transactions in the US and around the world including Altas, American Securities, Bayside, Irving Place, The Jordan Company, Lindsay Goldberg, and Providence Equity and their portfolio companies.

Mr. Weisser is the co-editor of the firm's publication, Private Equity Alert, which keeps the firm's clients and friends up-to-date on legal and market developments affecting the private equity community, and is also the co-editor of the firm's annual Going Private Survey. He was 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 and, in 2011, 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 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, IFLR 1000 and The Practical Law Company. In addition, Mr. Weisser was selected for Law360’s Private Equity Editorial Board for 2013 and frequently writes articles for various publications on cutting edge legal developments, including an article in The New York Times on private equity deal terms.

  • Bar Admissions
    New York State
  • Education
    University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1995); Columbia Law School (J.D., 1998)
  • New York
  • +1 212 310 8249 tel
  • +1 212 310 8007 fax

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