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Emanuel S. Cherney

Emanuel S. Cherney
Partner, Co-Chair, Corporate Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 7061

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Mel Cherney, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and a member of its Executive Committee, regularly represents private equity firms and other buyers and sellers of public and private companies, represents issuers and underwriters in securities offerings, and advises boards of directors and independent committees concerning corporate governance and other matters.

Mel has represented buyers and sellers of companies in many different industries. He is recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A in New York and by Legal 500 US as a “leading lawyer” in middle-market mergers and acquisitions. He is also recognized by IFLR1000 as a “leading lawyer” in the US for private equity, and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America for leveraged buyouts and private equity law.

“Interviewees describe corporate department co-chair Emanuel Cherney as a ‘creative, flexible, responsive’ attorney whose negotiating style is ‘nuanced and subtle.’” He is also noted for his ‘excellent business judgment.’”—Chambers USA 2013 (NY: Corporate/M&A). Clients praise him as “highly experienced” and “particularly appreciate that he ‘works well with opposing counsel.’” —Chambers USA 2014 (NY: Corporate/M&A).  



Cornell Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1977

Queens College of The City University of New York, BA, cum laude, 1973


New York

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