Mr David Nissenbaum > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
919 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Investment Management, Energy, Financial Institutions, Hedge Funds, Private Equity

Position

David Nissenbaum is co-head of the Investment Management Group. He primarily represents institutional and entrepreneurial investment managers, financial services firms and private investment funds in all aspects of their businesses. He structures investment management and financial services firms along with credit, hedge, private equity, hybrid, distressed investing, activist and energy funds, co-investments, funds of funds and scalable platforms for fund sponsors. David also advises on fundraising, management company partnerships, compensation plans, succession plans, seed and strategic investments and spinoffs of investment teams. His work includes counseling clients on finding practical solutions to regulatory and compliance requirements, including the Volcker Rule, and managing conflicts of interest with an emphasis on reducing legal risk to the business.

Clients often seek David’s advice on business matters and strategy and to assist on difficult negotiations. For many years, he has been named a “Leader in His Field” by Chambers Global and Chambers USA and recognized by The International Who’s Who of Private Funds LawyersPLC Cross-border Private Equity HandbookThe Legal 500 US and Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers. A past member of the Advisory Board of The Financial Executives Alliance and the Banking Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, David is a sought-after writer and speaker. Works he has authored or co-authored include the chapter “Management Company Structures and Terms” in Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation, published by ALM Law Journal Press; “Just Like Starting Over: A Blueprint for the New Wall Street Firm,” published by The Deal; and “Succession Planning,” published by SRZ. He has spoken at conferences and seminars on a range of topics, including fundraising, merchant bank structures, liquidity events, credit and lending funds and co-investment vehicles. David received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.

Memberships

American Bar Association; Alternative Investment Financial Executives Association, Advisory Board; NYC Bar Association, Banking Law Committee.

Education

Brooklyn Law School, JD; State University of New York at Albany, BA.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP brings its investment funds expertise to bear in the private equity space, advising market-leading hedge and private equity hybrid funds, in addition to traditional firms on all aspects of fund formation and management, encompassing structuring of funds, formation of management entities and representation of general partners in their negotiation with investors. The practice is jointly led from New York by Stephanie Breslow, who primarily advises on the formation of private and liquid equity funds, and also advises fund managers on regulatory compliance issues; David Efron, who has more that 25 years of experience of private investment fund strategies; and David Nissenbaum, who works with investment management and financial services firms on fundraising, management company partnerships, and compensation plan. Also recommended are Phyllis Schwartz, who advises sponsors and investors on fund formation, operation, and management, and Joseph Smith, who works on the sponsor side, advising on fund formation, transactions, and exit strategies. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.

United States > Investment funds > Alternative/hedge funds

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s hedge fund practice provides comprehensive support to the market’s largest fund managers. Jointly led by Stephanie Breslow, David Efron, Marc Elovitz and David Nissenbaum, the team advises on the formation of a wide range of liquid-securities funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, hybrid funds, and activist funds. Daniel Hunter is active in the growing secondary and credit funds space, while Jennifer Dunn has experience in the formation of managed accounts and single investor funds. Marc Elovitz and Brian Daly are noted for their regulatory expertise, with experience of designing internal compliance procedures, representing clients in enforcement actions before all the principal financial regulatory bodies, and obtaining SEC relief and exemption letters for novel fund structures. Stephanie Breslow, and David Nissenbaum chiefly focus on fund formation for institutional investors and managers, while David Efron is experienced in advising start-up funds.

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s hedge fund practice provides comprehensive support to the market’s largest fund managers. Jointly led by Stephanie Breslow, David Efron, Marc Elovitz and David Nissenbaum, the team advises on the formation of a wide range of liquid-securities funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, hybrid funds, and activist funds. Daniel Hunter is active in the growing secondary and credit funds space, while Jennifer Dunn has experience in the formation of managed accounts and single investor funds. Marc Elovitz and Brian Daly are noted for their regulatory expertise, with experience of designing internal compliance procedures, representing clients in enforcement actions before all the principal financial regulatory bodies, and obtaining SEC relief and exemption letters for novel fund structures. Stephanie Breslow, and David Nissenbaum chiefly focus on fund formation for institutional investors and managers, while David Efron is experienced in advising start-up funds.