Schulte Roth & Zabel Announces Addition of Leading M&A Lawyer Jeffrey Symons

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) announces the addition of Jeffrey Symons as a partner in the M&A and Securities Group, resident in the New York office. He joins the firm from Jones Day, where he was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Mr. Symons focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, minority and preferred investments, restructurings, related-party transactions and corporate finance. With over 20 years of experience, he has advised corporations and private equity firms on transactional matters with an aggregate value in excess of $150 billion. Mr. Symons has extensive experience advising clients on corporate governance, activism, takeover preparedness and fiduciary duty matters. His practice has involved transactions in a variety of industries, including health care and pharmaceuticals, technology services, telecommunications, energy, transportation, financial services, media and entertainment and manufacturing.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the firm. His significant experience in both private equity and strategic M&A will further enhance our strong capabilities,” said Ele Klein, chair of the M&A and Securities Group, co-chair of the global Shareholder Activism Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

“Jeff has an outstanding reputation for providing strategic counsel on complex transactions across a broad range of industries,” said David Efron, SRZ co-managing partner and co-head of the Investment Management Group. “Jeff is an excellent addition to our leading corporate group and we are thrilled to have him join the team as private equity M&A activity continues to increase,” commented Marc Elovitz, SRZ co-managing partner and chair of the Investment Management Regulatory & Compliance Group.

“SRZ is an industry leader recognized for its sophisticated M&A practice. I am delighted to be a part of this talented team,” said Mr. Symons.

SRZ’s M&A and securities lawyers regularly advise on complex deals for many of the world’s most active and influential private equity firms. The firm’s M&A transactions have been consistently recognized as “Deals of the Year” by industry rankings and the group is recognized by both Chambers and The Legal 500.

About Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ( is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on corporate and transactional matters and provides counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm’s practices include: antitrust; bank regulatory; bankruptcy & creditors’ rights litigation; blockchain technology & digital assets; broker-dealer regulatory & enforcement; business reorganization; complex commercial litigation; cybersecurity & data privacy; distressed debt & claims trading; distressed investing; education law; employment & employee benefits; energy; environmental; finance & derivatives; financial institutions; hedge funds; individual client services; insurance; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; investment management; litigation; litigation finance; mergers & acquisitions; PIPEs; private equity; real estate; real estate capital markets & REITs; real estate litigation; regulated funds; regulatory & compliance; securities & capital markets; securities enforcement; securities litigation; securitization; shareholder activism; tax; and white collar defense & government investigations.


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