Kenneth M. Schneider

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Kenneth M. Schneider

Kenneth M. Schneider

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

A partner in the Corporate Department, Ken Schneider focuses on mergers and acquisitions. He has substantial experience in restructurings and has developed a significant practice in representing buyers and sellers of financially distressed and bankrupt companies. Ken also has substantial experience in buying and selling interests in alternative investment managers.

EXPERIENCE

Representative clients include Oaktree Capital Management, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Oak Hill Advisors, Avenue Capital Group, Yankee Global Enterprises, Crestview Partners, Varde Partners, Silver Point Capital and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Recent transactions include:

* Tekni-Plex, a global manufacturer of technically-sophisticated products and engineered components and an Oaktree Capital Management portfolio company, in its sale to American Securities
* Oaktree Capital Management, as part of a consortium that included Apollo Global Management, LLC and Crestview Partners, in their $2.6 billion sale of a minority stake in Charter Communications to Liberty Media
* Crestview Partners in its acquisition of ASP NEP/NCP Holdco, Inc., a leading provider of total broadcast solutions in the live sports and entertainment markets throughout the U.S. and U.K.
* The senior secured lenders to Australian-based Nine Entertainment Group in the restructuring of more than AUS $2 billion of debt by means of a scheme of arrangement
* Oaktree Capital Management in the $1.3 billion sale of its aircraft leasing company JSA International, which operates as Jackson Square Aviation, to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Co., Ltd.
* Oaktree Capital Management in the $1.1 billion sale of Mobilitie Investments to SBA Communications and in the formation of Mobilitie Investments
* TPG, Oaktree Capital Management and JH Investments in the $1.2 billion acquisition of Taylor Wimpey's North American real estate operations, including Taylor Morrison and Monarch Homes
* Oaktree Capital Management in the $1 billion venture and restructuring with Bain Capital and The Related Companies to form International Market Centers
* Oak Hill Advisors in connection with the sale of a minority interest to General Atlantic and repurchase of iStar Financial's interest
* Crestview Partners in its investment in Cumulus Media, as part of Cumulus's acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation
* Crestview Partners in its investment in Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises
* Oaktree Capital Management in its acquisition of control of Aleris International through a $2.7 billion restructuring pursuant to a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization
* Oaktree Capital Management, Apollo Global Management, Crestview Partners and other members of a committee of bondholders of Charter Communications in the $22 billion restructuring of Charter Communications pursuant to a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization
* Avenue Capital Group in connection with a minority investment by Morgan Stanley in Avenue
* Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in connection with its investment in Apollo Global Management
* Yankee Global Enterprises LLC in the formation of the YES Network and in the restructuring of the ownership of the New York Yankees, New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils
* Oaktree Capital Management in the $5.2 billion sale of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company
* Oaktree Capital Management in the $600 million investment in the preferred stock of EXCO Resources
* Oak Hill Capital Partners in the acquisition of Wide Open West and sale of WideOpenWest to Avista Capital Partners
* Oak Hill Capital Partners and General Atlantic in the acquisition of GenPact from GE
* The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Kerzner International Limited in connection with the $3.8 billion sale of Kerzner to an investment group that included Istithmar, Whitehall Street Global Real Estate, Colony Capital, Providence Equity Partners and The Related Companies

Ken has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in private equity buyouts.

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Kenneth M. Schneider
Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1984

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

BA
Class of 1979

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Editor in Chief
Prior
Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2019

Representative at Office of the Representative from New Jersey's 5th District, Josh Gottheimer

$1,000
2019

President at Executive Office of the President Under Joseph R. Biden

$500
2018

Senator at Office of the senator from Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema

Transactions
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M III Acquisition Corp. purchases Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC from G3W Ventures LLC

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Kohlberg & Company LLC, Specialtycare, Inc. /Private Group purchase SpecialtyCare, Inc. from American Securities LLC

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GGP, Inc., Simon Property Group, Inc., Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC, Hilco Merchant Resources LLC, Authentic Brands Group LLC, Aeropostale, Inc. /Private Group purchase Aeropostale, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
The Legal 500 United States, Private Equity Buyouts
Admitted to the New York Bar
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