Eleazer Klein

Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Eleazer Klein

Eleazer Klein

Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Biography

Eleazer Klein, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, practices in the areas of securities law, shareholder activism, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. Ele serves as co-chair of SRZ’s global Shareholder Activism Group, assisting activists and companies with matters ranging from corporate governance and control to proxy contests and defensive strategies. Ele is also well-known for his expertise since the early 1990s in the development and implementation of alternative investment structures for private equity investments and, specifically, the structuring and negotiating of private investments in public equity, or PIPEs, and related products including registered direct offerings, convertible 144A offerings, reverse mergers, equity lines and SPACs. Ele works on numerous activist campaigns and PIPE or PIPE market-related transactions every year for some of the largest private investment groups and investment banks in the United States and abroad. In addition, he advises on initial public offerings and secondary offerings, venture capital financing, and indenture defaults and interpretation, and he counsels clients in the regulatory areas of short selling, Sections 13 and 16, Rule 144, insider trading and Regulation M/Rule 105.

Ele’s extensive PIPEs experience is reflected in his contribution to PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity (Bloomberg Press), a leading treatise in the PIPEs arena. He was named to The DealFlow Power 20 list for being a top influencer in the small-cap financing market. In addition, he has become a leading source for business journalists and business news organizations, and a much sought-after speaker by sponsors of PIPEs, SPACs, regulatory and shareholder activism conferences. Ele has served as a moderator and speaker at numerous conferences and events addressing shareholder activism, PIPEs, M&A deals, the capital markets and other topics of interest to the alternative investment industry. He contributed to the 2016 Shareholder Activism Insight report (published by SRZ in association with Activist Insight and FTI Consulting) and authored the “Transaction Reporting” chapter in Investment Management: Law and Practice (published by Oxford University Press) covering Schedules 13D and 13G and Section 16 filings. Additionally, he co-authored the "Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPES)" chapter in the Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book (published by Practising Law Institute). Ele is listed in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, New York Super Lawyers (one of the most respected listings of lawyers recognizing the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area), its New York Metro Top 100 list and Super Lawyers Business Edition (a national listing selected from the Super Lawyers regional awards). Ele received his law degree in 1991 from Yale Law School, where he was senior editor of The Yale Law Journal.
+ Publications
+ Speaking Engagements
- Memberships

American Bar Association
Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Board of Advisors

- Distinctions

Biltmore Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
Chambers USA
The DealFlow Power 20
The Legal 500 United States
New York Super Lawyers
New York Super Lawyers — New York Metro Top 100
Super Lawyers Business Edition

- Prior Experience

Davis Polk & Wardwell
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America

Education

Yale Law School, J.D., 1991

Senior Editor, The Yale Law Journal
Yale University Graduate and Professional Senate - Law School Senator

Brooklyn College, CUNY, B.S., summa cum laude, 1987

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Number of Awards

4

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Education
JD
Class of 1991

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year. Throughout, a spirit of collaboration reigns. All first-term courses are ungraded, and subsequent classes are graded honors/pass/low pass. Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary--just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Center.

BS, summa cum laude
Class of 1987

Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Established in 1930 by the New York City Board of Higher Education, the College had its beginnings as the Downtown Brooklyn branches of Hunter College (then a women's college) and the City College of New York (then a men's college). With the merger of these branches, Brooklyn College became the first public coeducational liberal arts college in New York City. The 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus is known for its great beauty, and is often regarded as "the poor man's Harvard" because of its low tuition and reputation for academic excellence (former President, Robert Hess, responded to the moniker by saying "I like to think of Harvard as the rich man's Brooklyn College").

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Editor
Prior

The Yale Law Journal is published eight times a year (monthly from October through June, excluding February) by The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. Editorial and general offices are located in the Sterling Law Building at Yale University.

Career History
Partner
Current

Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is a multidisciplinary firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services sector, SRZ regularly advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. They are a full-service firm with 14 practice groups whose combined legal expertise and business acumen provide a diverse client base with top-notch representation and service. They strive to build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by placing a premium on client service. To address every aspect of a client's business, it is not unusual for attorneys from multiple practice groups to be brought in on a matter.Their client roster includes a large and impressive array of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients, including public and private companies, investment banks, hedge and private equity funds, domestic money centers and foreign commercial banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, private investment partnerships, venture capitalists and pension funds. Their handling of widely recognized deals, including the sale of Chrysler Financial to TD Bank Group and the acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care System-all extremely complex matters involving multitudes of lawyers working across practice areas-speak to their wide-ranging capabilities, from domestic and cross-border acquisitions to high-stakes litigations, multilayered financings, high-profile real estate deals, debt restructurings, and estate and trust administration, to name a few of the matters for which clients seek their services.

Attorney
Prior

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is a multidisciplinary firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services sector, SRZ regularly advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. They are a full-service firm with 14 practice groups whose combined legal expertise and business acumen provide a diverse client base with top-notch representation and service. They strive to build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by placing a premium on client service. To address every aspect of a client's business, it is not unusual for attorneys from multiple practice groups to be brought in on a matter.Their client roster includes a large and impressive array of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients, including public and private companies, investment banks, hedge and private equity funds, domestic money centers and foreign commercial banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, private investment partnerships, venture capitalists and pension funds. Their handling of widely recognized deals, including the sale of Chrysler Financial to TD Bank Group and the acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care System-all extremely complex matters involving multitudes of lawyers working across practice areas-speak to their wide-ranging capabilities, from domestic and cross-border acquisitions to high-stakes litigations, multilayered financings, high-profile real estate deals, debt restructurings, and estate and trust administration, to name a few of the matters for which clients seek their services.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current
Political Donations
$500
2010

Senior Advisor at K2 Intelligence

$500
2009

Chief of Staff at Office of the Representative from Michigan's 11th District, Kerry Bentivolio

$1,500
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Transactions
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Novacap Management, Inc. purchases Dialogic (US), Inc. from Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC

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Intermedia.net, Inc., Oak Hill Partners, Inc. purchase Telanetix, Inc. from Hale Capital Management LP

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XpresSpa Group, Inc., Hudson Bay Master Fund Ltd. purchase Innovate/Protect, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Connecticut Bar
Super Lawyers - New York Super Lawyers
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