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Michael Nissan

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Head of Weil’s Private Equity Executive Compensation and Benefits practice, Michael Nissan primarily represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in structuring management employment and equity compensation arrangements. He also advises management teams and senior executives regarding their employment arrangements. Clients include Advent International, Berkshire Partners, OMERS, Providence Equity Partners, PSP and Thomas H. Lee Partners. He was the founding Chairman of the Private Investment Fund Forum and is a member of its Executive Committee. He teaches Private Investment Funds at Columbia Law School and has also lectured at Stanford Law School and Harvard Business School.

Education

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

Clients praised Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for its ‘depth of knowledge’ of the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of upper-market M&A transactions and IPO offerings. Additionally, the ‘responsive and accessible’ team acted in high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings for clients including A&P, Claire’s Stores and Sears Holdings. Practice head Paul Wessel advised Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Property Partners on its $14.4bn common stock acquisition of General Growth Properties, and Michael Nissan, who has particular expertise in the private equity space, advised Mubadala Investment Company on the $4.7bn sale of its 60% equity interest in EMI to Sony. ‘First-class practitioners’ Amy Rubin and associate Amanda Rosenblum are also contacts; Rubin recently assisted Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division with its $1.9bn sale of data and technology solutions company Ipreo to IHS Markit. Associate Jennifer Britz is also a name to note. The team was further strengthened with the addition of counsel Ellen Sueda from King & Spalding LLP. All mentioned lawyers are based in New York.

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