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David Schaefer

David S. Schaefer

Deputy Chairman; Chair, Corporate
T: 212.407.4848 | F: 212.208.0947


David Schaefer practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. He generally represents strategic and financial buyers, sellers and investors; financial advisors; and boards of directors and special committees. Mr. Schaefer distinguishes his practice through its concentration in core industries such as financial services, including investment banks and private investment funds; entertainment and sports; traditional and digital media; information technology and private clients.

Mr. Schaefer specializes in finding solutions to complex problems, shaping strategies and tactics to realize those solutions and forging consensus among stakeholders with divergent interests. Mr. Schaefer was a finalist for the Association for Corporate Growth’s prestigious Dealmaker of the Year Award in 2012. His M&A, joint venture and financing deals have been recently recognized as some of the most complex and significant commercial transactions of their kind by industry trade organizations and business publications including The Deal magazine, Thomson Reuters International Financial Review, the Association of Corporate Growth, Euromoney, and Global M&A Network’s Atlas Awards, among others.

Mr. Schaefer is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the New York University School of Law.