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EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.

Berkeley-Harvard Exchange Program

Cornell University, B.S.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York
California
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Andrew H. Seiden
Partner
EMAIL | VCARD
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 8890
FAX: +1 917 368 7390

A highly experienced M&A and corporate attorney, Andrew Seiden offers a rare breadth of U.S. corporate experience.  He has negotiated M&A transactions and related financings across a broad spectrum of industries as well as joint ventures, strategic alliances and commercial transactions on behalf of operating companies, private equity funds, and high net worth individuals. Mr. Seiden has served as a general business advisor to numerous clients in manufacturing and distribution of consumer and industrial products and in advertising and media. Mr. Seiden is also adept in negotiating workouts, having represented the Estates of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries in the workout and disposition of numerous US$500 million+ financial instruments secured by distressed securitized assets and in the settlement or transfer of derivatives positions.

His recent experience includes representing a pharmaceutical developer in the sale of a majority interest in its product development pipeline and formation of a joint venture entity for product development and production; representing financial institutions in valuation disputes regarding synthetic CDOs and in the sale of subordinate bonds; advising a venture-backed Indian technology company on its entrance into the U.S. market through a website purchase from a U.S. corporate and its acquisition of a technology platform developer; advising an industrial manufacturer on the sale of its assets; representing a vitamin distributor on the sale of its European operations; representing specialty chemical companies in product line acquisitions and sales; and advising advertising networks on strategic acquisitions.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
       Business Law Section
               Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
               Securitization and Structured Finance Committee
New York State Bar Association
       Business Law Section
       Derivatives and Structured Products Committee
       Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Executive Committee
               Co-Chair, Digital Media Committee
California State Bar Association
       Business Law Section

PRO BONO

Represented the Katonah Village Improvement Society in opposing Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's registration of "Katonah" as a trademark.

AWARDS

Legal 500 USA -  recognized practitioner in U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions (middle-market)

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