Kenneth Mantel > Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States

Work Department

Shareholder Activism Practice




Kenneth Mantel guides equity investors through dynamic, high-stakes engagements, including shareholder activist campaigns, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters, providing 360-degree views of challenges and opportunities, and tailored solutions that deliver results.

Ken advises leading investment funds, family offices and high-net-worth individuals investing with public companies, inside the U.S. and internationally, on pathways to achieving their goals. Responsive and easy to work with, Ken knows from experience that no two clients or situations are the same, and that legal and strategic advice needs to reflect that. He works with clients to assess the situation, ascertain potential options, address legal issues and implement a comprehensive strategic approach.

Ken has experience guiding clients through the broad spectrum of issues they encounter during the course of private and public engagement with companies and their shareholders, including activist campaigns, vindication of shareholders’ rights, SEC reporting and disclosure requirements (including Schedule 13D and 13G), mergers and acquisitions, and general strategy.

Ken also represents corporate clients in significant securities, transactional, and general business matters, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and initial public offerings to advising on securities laws and SEC reporting, corporate governance, business partnerships, and commercial contracts.



J.D., New York University School of Law, 2006

B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP continues to be a standout firm for shareholder activism, routinely serving as counsel to the most prominent investors in the market and involved both in complex matters and in a high volume of mandates. The department is a veteran of all types of activist campaigns, including cross-border work, advising on strategy and campaign management for clients navigating myriad issues. The versatile team is chaired by Andrew Freedman, a pre-eminent figure in shareholder-side activism advice, representing many of the most prolific activist investors and investment funds, as well as newly launched activist investment firms. Vice-chairs Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman and Ryan Nebel are further figures to note; Nebel excels in contentious and complex matters, and Gonzalez-Sussman has recently acted in unsolicited acquisitions and proxy campaigns for control. Shareholder activism pioneer and chair emeritus Steve Wolosky is another team member with vast experience, and Meagan Reda and Kenneth Mantel also stand out.