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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0061
United States
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Work Department

Corporate M&A; Private Equity; Venture Capital


Partner Lawrence Goodman serves as co-chair of Curtis’ Corporate Department and global chair of its M&A group. He focuses on private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and securities, and is experienced in general corporate and international matters.

Mr. Goodman’s private equity and venture capital practice covers a wide range of services, including assisting entrepreneurs, startups, fund-less sponsors, and both foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital funds investing in portfolio companies worldwide. These investments include mezzanine debt, convertible securities, and preferred and common equity, and can take the form of minority investments or acquisition of the entire enterprise. Mr. Goodman’s merger and acquisition clients consist of public and private operating companies undertaking uncontested domestic and cross-border stock or asset purchases.

Mr. Goodman’s securities practice includes representing U.S. and foreign issuers/borrowers and underwriters/lenders in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, with a particular focus on representing Latin American, European and Australian issuers. He also counsels companies, boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and similar issues.

Mr. Goodman has represented clients operating in various industries, including nanotechnology, biotechnology and life sciences, telecommunications, commodity trading and mining, shipping and transportation, food and beverage, hotel and lodging, and manufacturing.

Sources note to Legal 500: USA that Mr. Goodman is “an incredibly astute, business-sensitive attorney who epitomizes the word ‘counsel’; he devotes time, energy and intellect to every matter and client.” In 2018, Legal 500: USA cited him as one of the top 25 leading lawyers in the country for mid-market M&A.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude; University at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is particularly active on behalf of clients operating in the energy, commodities, telecoms, manufacturing, transportation and technology industries, and the group has extensive experience in complex cross-border transactions and foreign investments in the US, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Lawrence Goodman is the M&A group chair and Andrew Seiden‘s recent experience includes representing high-net-worth clients in venture capital, private equity and private equity fund investments, as well as advising a pharmaceutical developer on the sale of a majority interest in its product development pipeline. Other notable advisers are chair of the firm’s securities practice group and opinions committee Jeffrey OstragerRaymond Hum, who divides his time between Washington DC and New York, former chair of the international corporate department Matias Vega, and Valarie Hing. The attorneys named are in New York, except where otherwise stated. Evan Borenstein left for Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.