Peter S. Golden

Peter S. Golden

  • Of Counsel
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8112
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Peter S. Golden is a corporate of counsel resident to Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1980 and was elected to partner in 1986. He became of counsel upon his retirement as a partner in December 2015.

Mr. Golden's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance and counseling.  His practice spans: (i) public company mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated business combinations, asset acquisitions or divestitures, as well as contested acquisition transactions and proxy contests; (ii) private company transactions; (iii) representation of special committees of boards of directors in conflict-of-interest situations; (iv) defensive counseling, whether in response to unsolicited takeover proposals or as advance planning; (v) financial advisor representations; and (vi) private equity fund formation and investments, including acquisitions of control positions in private entities, non-controlling investments in public or private entities and co-investments with other equity funds.

Mr. Golden has advised special committees of the boards of companies including Cox Communications, Allied Waste Industries, Level 3 Communications, Chromcraft, ManorCare and GAF.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Golden is recognized by Legal 500 in M&A: Mega-Deals.

Professional Associations

Member, Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests, New York City Bar Association 

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Harvard Law School, JD – 1980
  • magna cum laude
  • Member, Law Review
Yale University, BA, MA – 1977
  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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