Stuart H. Gelfond

Stuart H. Gelfond

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8272
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Stuart H. Gelfond is a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the New York office and co-head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice. Mr. Gelfond joined the Firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1993.

Mr. Gelfond concentrates his practice in corporate finance transactions, including representation of issuers and underwriters, in domestic and international high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt offerings, acquisition financings, and initial public offerings. Mr. Gelfond has extensive experience serving as counsel to corporations and broker-dealers on securities, corporate governance and other regulatory issues. For over a decade, Mr. Gelfond has been actively involved in numerous offerings for business development companies and currently acts as issuer's counsel for Goldman Sachs BDC and underwriters' counsel for numerous BDCs. He regularly represents clients in private equity and acquisition transactions, and has been actively involved in corporate restructurings, including acting as lead counsel to ACA Capital Holdings and Sonic Automotive in their corporate reorganizations.

Mr. Gelfond has been a guest lecturer at New York University's Stern School of Business, New York Law School and elsewhere on debt covenants, MD&A and accounting, and financial due diligence matters, and speaks regularly on securities law and corporate governance topics for the Practising Law Institute and the New York City Bar.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Gelfond is consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Nationwide). He has been recognized by Chambers USA in Capital Markets: REITs (Nationwide). He is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, Capital Markets: Debt Offerings and Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings. He is additionally recognized in Capital Markets: Global Offerings.

Professional Associations

Securities Regulation Committee, Bar Association of the City of New York
President, Board of Directors, Berkshire Hills Camp

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


New York University School of Law, JD – 1986
  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Law Review
University of Pennsylvania, BS, Finance and Accounting – 1983
  • magna cum laude
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