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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Steve Epstein

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private acquisitions and private equity, corporate governance


Mr. Epstein is a partner in the corporate department and co-head of the Firm's mergers & acquisitions practice. His diverse transactional practice includes representing both public and private companies, investment banking firms and financial sponsors in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate governance matters. Mr. Epstein also has extensive experience working with corporate boards and has been recognized by NACD as both a Corporate Governance Fellow and a member of their Directorship 100.


He joined the Firm as a partner in 2010.




Mr. Epstein is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Advisory Board of the Practical Law Company and the New York City Bar Association’s Committee: Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests.


Mr. Epstein received his JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1998 (Stein Scholar and Member, Fordham International Law Journal) and his BS from Cornell University in 1994.

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is ‘one of the premier New York M&A shops’, is ‘one of the top M&A firms in the country’ and is ‘involved in some of the most significant deals around’, according to clients. It is praised for its ‘tremendous service’ and ‘unfailingly excellent, always-responsive, thoughtful and creative, and business-sensitive legal advice’, and for is ‘deep bench of experts’ who ‘understand clients’ businesses’. It continues to underline its credentials in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, real estate and media sectors, and looks after clients such as Aleris Corporation, Ascential, Ctalent, Coach, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Humana, Koch Industries and Morgans Hotel Group. It advised Sinclair Broadcast Group on its $6.89bn acquisition of Tribune Media Company, and represented Knight Transportation in its $6bn all-stock merger with Swift Transportation Company. The firm has ‘tremendous partners’, including Philip Richter, who is ‘a very knowledgeable M&A lawyer’ and ‘the best I have used’, according to one client. Robert Schwenkel is another leader in M&A and private equity, and Christopher Ewan, Steven Steinman and Washington DC’s Brian Mangino are other pivotal members of the practice. Steven Epstein and Matthew Soran are ‘extremely responsive, deeply knowledgeable about M&A, are willing to work through difficult subjects and are creative in addressing problems’.

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