Alan J. Sinsheimer

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Alan J. Sinsheimer

Alan J. Sinsheimer

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Biography

Alan Sinsheimer is a partner in the General Practice Group, with a practice including mergers and acquisitions (both negotiated and unsolicited), corporate restructurings, high yield and other securities transactions, development of novel securities and structured finance. He represents a broad range of clients, including investment banks, commercial banks, private equity firms and corporate clients of all kinds.

Recent Recognitions

* “Dealmakers of the Year,” The American Lawyer (2008)
* New York Super Lawyers – (2007-2013, 2015-2019)
* The Legal 500 – M&A Mega-Deals Volume (2009)

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M&A/Private Equity/Restructuring
* Cadillac Fairview (the real estate division of Ontario Teachers Pension Plan) in its investment in Macerich
* Vornado Realty in its spin off of Urban Edge
* Valeant Pharmaceuticals in its $55 billion unsolicited merger proposal and tender offer for Allergan Inc. and it is $5.7 billion unsolicited offer for Cephalon
* AbbVie Inc. in its terminated $55 billion agreement to acquire Shire plc
* IMS Health Incorporated in its $5.2 billion sale to investment funds managed by TPG Capital and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – the largest leveraged buyout announced in 2009
* Pershing Square Capital Management in its successful contested proxy battle with Canadian Pacific Railways
* LNR Property in its $1.05 billion sale to Starwood Property Trust and Starwood Capital Group
* China Investment Corporation in its purchase of approximately 10% of the equity of Morgan Stanley
* Vornado Realty in its joint venture acquisition of Toys “R” Us
* Vornado Realty and iStar Financial in connection with their acquisition of a majority interest in LNR Property Corporation
* Morgan Stanley in its sale of Cournot Financial Products
* J.C. Flowers & Co. in its joint venture bid for SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae)
* Vornado Realty in its unsolicited offer to acquire Equity Office Properties
* ZDNET in its sale to CNET
Capital Markets
* AIG in its $3.25 billion registered exchange offer for corporate units
* UBS AG in its $15 billion global rights offering
* Citigroup in connection with its private placement of $12.5 billion convertible preferred securities
* Citizen Banking Corp. in its exchange offer for hybrid securities
* Regions Financial Corp. in its exchange offer for hybrid securities
* SunTrust Bank in its tender offer for preferred and hybrid securities

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Alan J. Sinsheimer
Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1981

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

A.B.
Class of 1978

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History
Partner
Current

Sullivan & Cromwell provides legal advisory services to financial, healthcare, insurance, real estate, energy, other sectors.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO CHILDREN of low income families TO HELP THEM OBTAIN EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER BENEFITS TO WHICH THEY ARE ENTITLED.

Trustee
Current

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

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New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

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LNR Property LLC /Private Group purchases LNR Property LLC from Vornado Realty Trust, iStar, Inc., Aozora Bank Ltd., Cerberus Capital Management LP, Oaktree Capital Management LP, Oaktree Capital Management (Private Equity)

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Justice Holdings Ltd. purchases Burger King Holdings, Inc. from 3G Capital Partners Ltd. (Private Equity) resulting in a new company Burger King Worldwide, Inc.

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ACI Worldwide, Inc. purchases S1 Corp.

Awards & Honors
2015
Super Lawyers - New York Super Lawyers
2013
Super Lawyers - New York Super Lawyers
2012
Super Lawyers - New York Super Lawyers
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