The law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP announced in recent days that it has added two partners to its New York office, George Wang and Nir Yarden.
The addition of the two attorneys is part of the firm’s strategic expansion of its corporate and capital markets practices. The two attorneys’ combined practices are focused on servicing the corporate and financing needs of private equity and hedge funds, prime brokers and other institutional capital market clients.
Ken Bezozo, New York office managing partner was quoted as saying in the press release at the firm’s website: “The additions of Wang and Yarden strengthen key transactional practices within our New York office. Their extensive and unique industry knowledge and transactional experience will provide our hedge fund, private equity and institutional clients with the resources necessary to navigate a market that has seen tremendous changes.”
Wang is a partner in the Private Equity Practice. He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, strategic alliances, financings, fund and venture capital transactions, licensing matters and general commercial advice. He represents domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, financial services, technology, consumer products, insurance, real estate and life sciences.
Recently, he was named chairman of the Asian American Federation, the leading pan-Asian organization serving the New York metropolitan area. For over fifteen years, he has served as an educational counselor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and juris doctorate from The Cornell Law School.
Yarden is a corporate / investment funds partner specializing in investment management work. He represents investment managers and funds including hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds. In addition, he represents financial institutions on fund transactions and financings. He has significant experience in all aspects of fund formation, product development, fund financings, reorganizations and regulatory matters associated with investment managers and investment funds.
He also advises investment officers and general counsels at leading institutional investors, including public and corporate pension plans, endowments, family offices, and high net worth investors, on their alternative and traditional investment allocations and other portfolio management matters. He also negotiates and structures investments across all asset classes and investment fund vehicles.
He serves as chair of the American Bar Association’s Institutional Investors Committee. He is also chair of the annual Practising Law Institute’s Institutional Investor Forum. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and his juris doctorate from Duke University.
Craig Unterberg, a finance partner in the New York office was quoted as saying: “Our work in the equity markets and prime brokerage space is a significant practice for us with a diverse client base. The addition of these attorneys bolsters our unique expertise in this arena.”
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with over 525 attorneys and offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow.