Fred Green is Head of Weil’s Transactions Practice and is based in New York. He is an established practitioner with broad experience in corporate and securities transactions. Fred’s primary areas of practice include business combinations (mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures), advising Boards of Directors with respect to corporate governance and fiduciary duties and in connection with relationships with activist investors, and counseling with respect to a broad range of commercial affairs. Fred also regularly advises investment banking firms in merger and acquisition matters.
- Legg Mason, Inc. in its $6.5 billion sale to Franklin Templeton Investments
- Verizon in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc. and acquisitions of Sensity Systems Inc., Terremark Holdings, Cloudswitch, EdgeCast and Intel Media
- Takata Corporation in its $1.6 billion asset sale to Key Safety Systems, Inc. through a chapter 11 plan
- DIRECTV in its $67.1 billion transaction with AT&T
- Straight Path Communications Inc. in its $3.1 billion sale to Verizon Communications Inc.
- The KeyW Holding Corporation in its $815 million merger with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
- Ditech Holding Corporation (f/k/a Walter Investment Management Corp.) in its evaluation of strategic alternatives and ultimate $1.1 billion sale of Ditech Financial LLC to New Residential Investment Corp. and $762 million sale of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. to Mortgage Assets Management, LLC
- Fiera Infrastructure in its investment in Conterra Networks and, together with APG Group, in the acquisition of the equity interests not already owned by Fiera in Conterra Networks
- WWE in the sale of the XFL football league
- Nortek, Inc. in its $2.8 billion merger with Melrose Industries PLC
- ENGIE North America Inc. (f/k/a GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.) in its $1.2 billion sale of FirstLight Power Resources Holdings, Inc. to PSP Investments and the $3.3 billion sale (and related reorganization) of its portfolio of electric generating plants in Texas, New England and the Mid-Atlantic to Dynegy Inc.
- Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd. in its $1.4 billion sale to New Residential Investment Corp.
- Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation
- Engility Holdings, Inc. in its $1.3 billion stock-for-stock merger with TASC, Inc. and subsequent $2.5 billion all-stock sale to Science Applications International Corp.
- Insys Therapeutics, Inc. in its asset sale transactions with Benuvia Therapeutics Inc. (formerly known as Chilion Group Holdings US, Inc.), BTcP Pharma, LLC, Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Pharmbio Korea, Inc., Renaissance Lakewood, LLC and Senzer Limited, and in connection with other strategic matters
- The Special Committee of SiriusXM in the take-private offer from Liberty Media
- Forge Group in its acquisition of Taggart Global
- Nortek in its acquisitions of 2GIG Technologies and the HVAC business of Thomas & Betts Corporation
- GM in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Ally Bank’s European and Latin American auto finance operations and its share in a Chinese joint venture – GM’s largest M&A transaction since bankruptcy
- Arca in the acquisition of Wise Foods
- AINMT Holdings AB (n/k/a Ice Group AS) in its up to $200 million investment in Nextel Holdings S.à r.l.
- Grupo Saltillo in the sale of auto parts castings businesses to a Brazilian company
- Alfa in the acquisitions of various chemicals businesses from Wellman and Eastman Chemicals
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in the expansion of the terminal facility operated by Port Newark Container Terminal LLC (PNCT)
- Macquarie Capital in its successful bid to build FasTracks, Denver’s light rail project
- Evercore as financial advisor to CenturyLink, Inc. in CenturyLink, Inc.’s $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications Inc.; to TW Telecom Inc. in its $7.3 billion sale to Level 3 Communications Inc.; to Lubrizol Corporation in its $9 billion sale to Berkshire Hathaway; and to FairPoint Communications, Inc. in its approximately $1.5 all-stock merger with Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
- General Growth Properties in its $7.25 billion recapitalization and spin-off of the Howard Hughes Corporation
- DIRECTV in its $28.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Liberty Entertainment
- Macquarie Bank in its $428 million acquisition of asset management firm Delaware Management Holdings
- The Special Committee of NDS Group plc in the $3.7 billion take-private of NDS
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in connection with the multi-billion dollar acquisitions by AIG Infrastructure Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund of container terminals and other infrastructure assets
- Macquarie Bank in its $1.425 billion acquisition of Global Tower Partners
- Macquarie Bank and Goldman Sachs in their $544 million acquisition of Waste Industries
- The Board of General Motors with regard to the proposed alliance with Nissan and Renault, the tender offer by Tracinda Corporation and the $6.9 billion sale of a majority interest in GMAC
Fred is consistently recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers. He has been named a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law in New York by Best Lawyers in America. Fred is included in Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” list. He was named a 2018 M&A “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, a 2015 M&A “MVP” by Law360 and has been featured as a “Dealmaker” by The American Lawyer.
Fred has served on various boards, including the Board of The American Red Cross of Greater New York, the Dean’s Advisory Board of Fordham Law School, and on Weil’s Management Committee, Pro Bono Committee and various other Firm committees.