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Veteran private equity attorney joins Pryor Cashman as practice co-leader

Corporate attorney Michael Weinsier has joined Pryor Cashman’s New York office as co-head of the Private Equity practice. He joins as a partner, having previously been with Troutman Sanders.

With more than 30 years of experience, Weinsier specialises in complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, auction bids and sales, joint ventures and co-investments, among others.
“Michael is an important addition to our growing corporate practice,” says Ronald Shechtman, Pryor Cashman’s Managing Partner. “We’ve seen increased demand from private equity clients who require sophisticated deal counsel with expertise in cross-border transactions. Michael’s superior knowledge and proven ability in these areas will help bring the practice to new heights.”
Weinsier represents a broad range of public and private operating companies, for whom he often acts as de facto outside general counsel, as well as strategic buyers and sellers, private equity funds, family offices and other financial sponsors. He also has extensive experience counseling emerging companies, from the start-up phase to maturation, along with issuers, investors, incubators and accelerators on venture capital financings spanning from “angel” to late-stage investments.
“Pryor Cashman is a gem among midsize law firms and one that provides an ideal platform for my clients and practice. The caliber of talent, service offerings and record of success at the firm speaks for itself and made my decision an easy one,” Weinsier says. “I’m excited to use my experience to grow and enhance this already strong practice.”
In addition to Troutman Sanders, Weinsier previously worked at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where he chaired the Private Equity practice for 10 years. He is consistently recognized as a top corporate and M&A attorney by The Legal 500 and Super Lawyers.
He received his JD, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his BA from Columbia University.

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