Mr. Nissan's practice and experience encompasses the following areas:
Counseling. Senior counseling of private equity, growth equity, venture capital and hedge funds, family offices, boards of directors, CEOs and executive management concerning strategic business/legal issues (including advice on acquisitions, high stakes litigation, and liquidity strategies), execution of business plans, regulatory concerns and other strategic matters. Mr. Nissan's experience covers a broad spectrum of businesses all over the world. Mr. Nissan also has substantial international experience in cross-border acquisitions, investments and joint ventures with a focus on China, Europe, the Middle East and South America.
Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity. Mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, sales and divestitures, securities offerings, growth equity investments, venture capital and strategic investments.
Fund Formation. Formation and restructuring of private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, co-investment vehicles and pledge funds. Counseling on internal carry, compensation and governance arrangements among fund sponsors and investment professionals.
Executive Compensation. Representation of sponsors and management groups in all aspects of compensation arrangements, including executive employment and consulting agreements, stock option plans, restricted stock plans, bonus plans and other management incentive arrangements.
Mr. Nissan’s skills include:
- Analyzing/simplifying complex situations and focusing clients on the key matters
- Providing advice uniquely tailored to the client’s particular legal and business sensitivities
- Providing top shelf transaction execution
- Building client relationships and anticipating evolving client needs
Mr. Nissan has been a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia University Law School for 15 years, where he teaches a course focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and legal transactional strategies. Mr. Nissan is originally from Ramat Gan, Israel and speaks three languages.
Previously, Mr. Nissan was chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at O’Melveny & Myers. Mr. Nissan also was previously a partner at O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell LLP and began his career with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, each in New York City.