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Neil Lefkowitz is noted for mergers, acquisitions and consolidations of colleges and universities, including institutions facing financial challenges. He also has significant experience in representing colleges and universities, education service companies, and K-12 in transactions outside the ordinary course of business.

Neil has been quoted in The New York Times, Bloomberg, the Arizona Republic, The Washington Post, The Deal, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher ED; has published articles on higher education transactions; and is a frequent speaker at education conferences. 

Outside the office, Neil volunteers at Bread for the City. He is a committed runner, having completed 11 marathons and the two most recent Tar Heel 10 Milers.

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    Speaking Engagements
  • The Not-for-Profit Conversion – Process and Pitfalls, Wells Fargo Securities Post-Secondary Education Investor Call
  • Alternatives to For-Profit Status For Participating in Title IV Programs, 2012 APSCU Annual Conference & Expo
  • How Many Ways Will Buyers Love Your PSE Company - Sellers' Experiences, Career College Association 2010 Annual Convention & Exposition
  • Executing Education & Training Deals -- How to Complete Due Diligence, Get Financing, & Manage Valuation & Structuring Issues, The Capital Roundtable Master Class: How to Buy & Build Education & Training Platforms--What PE Firms Are Learning
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., with honors Order of the Coif, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Oberlin College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Named in The Legal 500 US in Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations (2024), Technology: Outsourcing (2017, 2019-2020) and Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts: M&A-Middle-Market (2014) published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard 
  • Named one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in Career Education by Career College Central (2008)