Arthur S. Kaufman

Arthur S. Kaufman

  • Of Counsel
  • Corporate
  • New York
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  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Arthur S. Kaufman joined Fried Frank as a partner in 1985 and founded the Firm's financing group which he headed until he retired as a partner in 2010.

Mr. Kaufman has represented Fortune 500 companies and other public and private issuers and financial institutions in connection with a wide variety of financing transactions.  He has been instrumental in the development of financings for acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, and innovative financing structures for insurance sidecars and other insurance vehicles.

Mr. Kaufman has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the Columbia University School of Law since 2003, conducting a Deals Workshop in Acquisition and Corporate Finance, which, in its combination of corporate and securities law and practical business applications, has been recognized as a unique development in legal education, and teaching an Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Kaufman has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Banking & Finance and has been recognized by Legal 500 in Finance: Bank Lending.

Professional Associations

Former Member, Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School
Former Trustee, American College of Investment Counsel
Member, the Developments in Business Financing Subcommittee of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Columbia Law School, JD – 1971
Columbia College, AB – 1968


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