Joshua Wechsler

Joshua Wechsler

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8689
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Joshua Wechsler is a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office. 

Mr. Wechsler concentrates his practice in corporate finance and the US securities laws, representing issuers, underwriters and sponsors in a variety of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, private placements, high-yield debt offerings, and cross-border financings. Mr. Wechsler has represented an array of underwriters including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Clarksons Platou, Credit Suisse, Fearnley Securities, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, JP Morgan, UBS, and Wells Fargo. In addition, he has acted for a number of issuers in connection with corporate governance matters and reporting under the US securities laws, including, among others,  Goldman Sachs BDC, Grindrod Shipping, Grupo Televisa, Humana, MasTec, Navios Maritime Holdings (and its five related public companies), Perry Ellis, Seritage, Tapestry, and Viavi. Mr. Wechsler has worked on a number of cross-border transactions in Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, and South Africa.

Mr. Wechsler served as a staff attorney in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance from 1994 to 1997. 

Honors & Awards

Mr. Wechsler is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in categories including Capital Markets: Global Offerings, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity as well as Capital Markets: High Yield Offerings. Additionally, he is recognized by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 as a Notable Practitioner in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity and Capital Markets: High-Yield.

Professional Associations

Member, Advisory Board, Best Buddies New York.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York; Florida

Practices & Industries


Georgetown University Law Center, LLM – 1994
St. Thomas University School of Law, JD – 1993
  • Associate Editor, Law Review
University of Florida, BA – 1990


  • English
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