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Emanuel S. Cherney

Emanuel S. Cherney

Co-Chair, Corporate Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 7061
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • Cornell Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, 1977
  • Queens College of The City University of New York
    BA, cum laude, 1973


  • New York

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 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 M&A, and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America for leveraged buyouts and private equity law and mergers and acquisitions 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).