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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

John Schuster

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


John Schuster’s practice is focused on corporate and securities work, representing both public and private issuers and lenders in connection with public and private securities offerings, bank and second lien financings, and general corporate and securities work, including ongoing Form 10-K and 10-Q reporting and disclosure requirements, and Sarbanes-Oxley and other compliance matters. Mr. Schuster represents numerous issuers, investment banks and lenders in public and private financings, many involving highly leveraged entities. He has represented acquiring companies, acquired companies, lenders and financial advisors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, and has defended public companies against tender offers and proxy contests.


Manhattan College, B.A., 1974, summa cum laude
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1977, Commentary Editor, Fordham Law Review

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is widely respected for its advice to US and international buyers, sellers, financing sources and investors on middle-market M&A and other strategic transactions; the firm also assists with M&A-related financings, including leveraged loans and high-yield debt across a variety of industries, and regularly utilizes attorneys from its antitrust, environmental, executive compensation and employee benefits, IP, real estate and tax practices. High-profile clients include 1-800-Flowers, Arch Capital Group and Trans World Entertainment. Kimberly Petillo-Décossard led advice to publicly traded Canadian company Tembec, its board and its special committee in Tembec’s sale to Rayonier Advanced Materials, a publicly traded US company. Other representative work included advising 1-800-Flowers on the sale of Fannie May Confections Brands to Ferrero International; and assisting The Empire District Electric Company with its sale to a US subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities. The team has also acted for a high-profile, global asset manager in the acquisition of a majority stake in an asset management company in Brazil and it advises Ireland's ICON, a global provider of drug development solutions and services, as general outside counsel. Chair of the firm William Hartnett acts for public and private companies and commercial and investment banking firms in a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A; and Helene Banks has extensive experience practicing in the food, beverage, entertainment, media, healthcare and insurance industries. Other highly rated partners include John Schuster, Susanna Suh, Michael Sherman and John Papachristos; Ross Sturman is a key senior associate. All named advisers are based in New York.

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