Pryor Cashman strengthens its corporate practice with new partners Robert Friedman and Richard Leska


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pryor Cashman is pleased to announce that Robert M. Friedman and Richard C. Leska have joined the firm as partners in the Enterprises group. Friedman was previously a partner at Moses & Singer; Leska was previously a partner at Meister Seelig & Fein.

Friedman has extensive experience representing clients in the formation of private equity funds in venture capital, growth, buyout, mezzanine, infrastructure, secondary investment, special opportunities, real estate , hedging, debt and arts asset classes in the US, Europe and India. , Israel and Japan. He also advises private investment fund managers on the structuring of general partners and management companies, as well as on all issues related to the management of private investment funds.

In addition to his work with private equity funds, Friedman focuses on complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity offerings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, borrowing and venture capital investments. He also works with companies involved in market lending and buying loans generated by market loan originators.

Leska’s practice focuses on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and matters, with a particular focus on assisting “entrepreneurial economy” clients of startups and emerging growth companies, their leaders and technologists, as well as venture capital funds and angel investors. He is a trusted advisor with deep experience and knowledge of the structure and financing of “Silicon Valley” type companies, as well as the issues they face throughout their life cycle, often working as a “lawyer External General” for its clients, working closely with them on a wide range of issues, including initial formation, venture capital financings, public and private equity offerings, intellectual property strategy, mergers and acquisitions , joint ventures, stock compensation arrangements, employment issues and general business advice.

Leska has represented issuers and investors in more than 260 venture capital and angel investment transactions, and advised founders and other executives on key issues they face as their businesses grow and thrive. .

“Robert and Richard join our group of companies at an exciting time,” said Ronald Shechtman, Managing Partner of Pryor Cashman. “Our clients come to us with increasingly complex transaction and technology needs, and their experience will complement our resources and serve our clients. We look forward to having them join our firm and providing them with the opportunity to expand their practices.

“I am delighted to join the Pryor Cashman group of companies,” said Friedman. “My background in fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate finance services is a great fit for the company, and I look forward to being part of the company’s impressive corporate services.”

“Joining the Pryor Cashman corporate group is such an exciting opportunity,” said Leska. “The firm’s client base is a perfect match for my experience, and I look forward to enhancing its ability to help clients in the emerging ecosystem of growth and venture capital companies and to deliver world-class service and expertise. world class to both the customers we have and those we will develop together.

Friedman earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Yeshiva University. Leska earned her JD from Cornell Law School and a BS from Cornell University, College of Agriculture.

About Prior Cashman

Pryor Cashman is a mid-sized, leading law firm headquartered at 7 Times Square in New York City with offices in Los Angeles and Miami. With extensive and sophisticated transactional and litigation practices, Pryor Cashman provides a full range of services to meet the complex legal needs of institutions, mid-sized businesses, bold emerging entities, entrepreneurs and individuals.

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