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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Michael Nissan

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Michael Nissan has a wide-ranging practice focusing on executive compensation and related matters, with an emphasis on representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as senior executives and management teams. He also regularly represents private funds and their sponsors in connection with their formation and institutional investors in such funds. Mr. Nissan was the founding chairman of the Private Investment Fund Forum and serves on its Executive Committee. He is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, teaching Private Investment Funds.


Syracuse University (BA, summa cum laude, 1977); New York University School of Law (JD, 1980).

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s corporate-driven practice handles the executive compensation and employee benefits issues surrounding M&A transactions, restructurings and bankruptcy filings for a client roster including Sanofi, Walgreens Boots Alliance and SoftBank. The transaction committee of the board of directors of Reynolds American engaged the firm to oversee its $60.5bn sale to BAT, and practice head Paul Wessel is advising Scripps Networks on its merger with Discovery. Amy Rubin is acting for Westinghouse Electric in its Chapter 11, and recently assisted InVentiv Health with its $4.6bn merger of equals with INC Research. Sarah Downie and Michael Nissan are also names to note. All named attorneys are based in New York.

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