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Nathan E. Assor
Partner

Mr. Assor has represented clients in a wide variety of acquisition, sale, public and private securities issuance, loan and other financing transactions and in other corporate, securities and commercial contexts over more than thirty years. His lead and typically hands-on role in structuring, managing, negotiating and closing complex corporate transactions is recognized and valued by his clients as a key reason why GEAB&P is such an attractive alternative to large firms in the middle market corporate and transactional context.

Mr. Assor was trained as a corporate and securities lawyer at his original firm, Kramer Levin, and his emphasis over the past fifteen years has been principally on private equity and middle market clients and transactions with particular experience in transactions involving print, broadcast, internet and other media enterprises, including magazines, newspapers, educational and other specialty publishing, radio and television stations, cable systems, and conference, database and other business-to-business information and data providers. He has also represented clients in manufacturing, minerals, health and nutrition products, specialty chemicals and software industries in numerous critical “life cycle” transactions. Often his clients have not had extensive in-house legal expertise and his representation has included all manner of outside corporate counsel functions.

His experience in the securities laws has involved initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, Rule 144A financing transactions, and review and advice regarding annual and other periodic filings, compliance advice and other related securities law and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Assor works regularly on structuring, transactions and documentation involving the licensing of intellectual property and technology, employment and executive compensation, and joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and shareholder relationships. In the course of representing private equity clients, he has dealt repeatedly with fund governing documents and matters involving fund investors and managers. He has also handled a variety of transactions involving the sale, purchase and restructuring of troubled companies, both in and outside of bankruptcy, and has advised hedge funds on their strategic alternatives concerning such companies.

Among his more significant recent transactions are:

  • Representing the acquiring company in the acquisition of assets of Harris Connect, the market leader in alumni and member affinity directories.
  • Representing the owner of the Daily Racing Form, the preeminent publication serving the thoroughbred industry, in its sale to a private equity fund buyer, following an extensive auction process. He also acted as counsel in the original acquisition.
  • Representing the buyers in purchases from CBS of its radio stations serving the Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado markets, and handling the financing aspects of these transactions.
  • Representing the buyer in the acquisition over a period of 18 months of five different businesses serving the religious publishing market and handling all the financing and equity-related aspects of these transactions.
  • Representing the buyer in four acquisitions in the educational publishing field and in all the financing and equity-related aspects of these transactions.
  • Representing the seller in three separate sales of aspects of a business-to-business publishing, database and conference enterprise, after having represented that entity in the various acquisitions of those businesses from 1999 through 2006.
  • Representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions and sales of various specialty magazines and related media products.

Education and Honors

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School (1976); editor, Harvard Law Review (1975-1976)
  • B.A. (1972) and M.A. (1973), in Industrial Engineering, Columbia University, both with honors
  • Selected for inclusion in 2007 New York Super Lawyers® directory

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Professional Activities

  • Panel Member, annual Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Seminar, sponsored by The American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on continuing Legal Education
  • Member, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Gaming Law Sections, American Bar Association
  • Past Member, Corporation Law Committee and Computer Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Publications

Prior Legal Experience

  • Kramer Levin

Awards

  • Named in Super Lawyers (2006-2007)
  • “Preeminent A-V” Rated by Martindale Hubbell