Daniel J. Bursky

Daniel J. Bursky

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8428
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Daniel J. Bursky is head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice and a member of the Finance Practice, resident in the New York office. He joined the Firm in 1993 and became a partner in 2001.

Mr. Bursky has one of the strongest securities and financing practices in the market, with experience advising the full spectrum of participants across an array of industries. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions, including equity offerings, convertible securities, high-yield debt and private placements. He advises investment banks, private equity firms and corporate borrowers with respect to acquisition financings, including bank, mezzanine and high-yield debt. He also regularly represents companies on their SEC disclosures and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Bursky represents issuers such as Aleris, Catalent, T-Mobile and Under Armour in billions of dollars of debt and equity offerings, and has advised clients such as Emerald Expositions, iPic Entertainment and JELD-WEN in their initial public offerings and subsequent follow-on offerings. He also acts as designated underwriters' counsel for Athene, Procter & Gamble, Shake Shack, USAA Capital Corporation and Warrior Met Coal, among many others.

Mr. Bursky advises on the credit facilities for over 20 corporate borrowers, including Aleris, Caliber Collision, Catalent, Harsco, Jacobs Engineering, ResCare, Under Armour and York Risk Services, among others. He also represents many well-known financial institutions as agent banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Royal Bank of Canada, for such borrowers as Alliance Laundry, Ascend Performance Materials, Athene, Authentic Brands, Clarivate Analytics, MDVIP, Save-A-Lot, SIG Combibloc, SMG, Steinway Musical Instruments and Zest Dental Solutions.

Additionally, Mr. Bursky has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors and funds, including Onex, Cranemere, OMERS, Wendel, Goldman Sachs and Citadel, and their portfolio companies, in their most sophisticated and complex matters.

Mr. Bursky is a board member of the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, a social service agency in the settlement house tradition. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, teaching a course in private equity.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Bursky played a lead role on the Fried Frank team that was awarded the 2017 IFLR Equity Deal of the Year for its work as counsel to the underwriters on Athene Holding’s US$1.25b IPO, which was one of the top three IPOs in 2016, by size. 

Mr. Bursky 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. He is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings; Debt Offerings; High-Yield Debt Offerings; Global Offerings and Finance: Commercial Lending.

Professional Associations

Member, International Bar Association

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Columbia Law School, JD – 1993
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Yale University, BA – 1990
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