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Arthur Fleischer, Jr.

  • Senior Counsel | M&A and Private Equity

New York

T: +1.212.859.8120

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Arthur Fleischer, Jr. led our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice for more than 40 years, and continues to counsel clients on negotiated and contested transactions.

Arthur also advises special committees formed to review buyout proposals and corporate restructurings and boards of directors on corporate governance matters. 

Arthur served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 1961 to 1964. 

Arthur is co-author of Takeover Defense: Mergers and Acquisitions (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen 8th edition, 2017) and the author of numerous articles on securities regulation. He is co-author, along with the late Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Miriam Z. Klipper, of Board Games: The Changing Shape of Corporate Power (Little Brown & Company, 1988).

Arthur has been consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Senior Statesman in Corporate/M&A. He is also rou...

Arthur Fleischer, Jr. led our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice for more than 40 years, and continues to counsel clients on negotiated and contested transactions.

Arthur also advises special committees formed to review buyout proposals and corporate restructurings and boards of directors on corporate governance matters. 

Arthur served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 1961 to 1964. 

Arthur is co-author of Takeover Defense: Mergers and Acquisitions (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen 8th edition, 2017) and the author of numerous articles on securities regulation. He is co-author, along with the late Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Miriam Z. Klipper, of Board Games: The Changing Shape of Corporate Power (Little Brown & Company, 1988).

Arthur has been consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Senior Statesman in Corporate/M&A. He is also routinely ranked by The Legal 500 US in M&A: Mega Deals. 

Mr. Fleischer received his LLB from Yale Law School in 1958, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and his BA from Yale University in 1953.  He is admitted to practice in New York.

Professional associations

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Board of Governors, American Stock Exchange
  • Trustee, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member and Co-Founder, Advisory Committee, Securities Regulation Institute, Practising Law Institute
  • Member, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, American Bar Association

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