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Doron Lipshitz

Doron Lipshitz concentrates on corporate and financial matters, particularly U.S. and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions including, cash tender and exchange offers, stock and assets acquisitions and divestitures, going private, SPAC transactions and corporate restructurings. Doron has broad experience advising issuers and investors in contested transactions, proxy contests, shareholder activism and takeover defense counseling. He also represents investment banking firms acting as financial advisors in various M&A transactions. Doron also routinely provides advice to corporations and their boards regarding governance matters and the fiduciary duties of directors.

Doron regularly represents private equity and hedge funds in their investment acquisitions and divestitures involving public and private companies as well as advising their portfolio companies. He also represents earlier stage companies and investors in corporate matters including, financing, venture capital, joint ventures and governance matters.

With clients spanning industries ranging from telecommunications, high-technology, shipping, oil and gas, and biotechnology, to consumer products and entertainment, Doron has advised on transactions having a total value of over $150 billion.

Doron has deep experience advising Israeli companies and investors doing business in the U.S., as well as global companies and investment funds in their investments and acquisitions in Israel and in Israeli based companies.

Concentrations

  • Public and private M&A transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Private equity investments, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Corporate financing and venture capital
  • Contested transactions, proxy contests, shareholder activism, and defense counselling
  • Corporate restructuring and reorganization

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of the special committees of Amway Japan Limited and Amway Asia Pacific Ltd. Boards of Directors in connection with US$153 million "going private" transactions.°
  • Representation of Avenue Capital Group in its investments in Euronav NV.°
  • Representation of Avenue Capital Group in connection with its investment in Ambow Education Holding.°
  • Representation of Avenue Capital Group in its investment in Scorpio Bulkers.°
  • Representation of Avenue Capital Group in its investment in a number of foreign public companies.°
  • Representation of Axonius, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity company, in its first financing transaction with US investor.
  • Representation of Blue Focus Intelligent Communications Group in the merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary holding various international advertising media businesses with Legacy Acquisition Corp., a NYSE listed company.
  • Representation of BNP Paribas in its US$2.4 billion acquisition of United California Bank.°
  • Representation of Coca-Cola FEMSA in its US$3.6 billion acquisition of Panamerican Beverages.°
  • Representation of Cunningham Graphics International in its US$125 million sale to Automatic Data Processing.°
  • Representation of Deutsche Telkom AG in its acquisition of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Powertel.
  • Representation of Grupo Sanborns in its US$1 billion acquisition of CompUSA.°
  • Represented an investor in the acquisition of US$1.6 billion of credit card assets of a failed bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver.°
  • Representation of Jacor Communications in its US$3.8 billion sale to Clear Channel Communications.°
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management, a significant shareholder of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, in its ongoing investment in Lions Gate, including a high-profile contest for corporate control of Lions Gate involving Carl Icahn and his related funds.°
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in its investment in NationsHealth, Inc., including in connection with NationsHealth's merger with and sale to ComVest Investment partners.°
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in its US$300 million investment in Loral Space & Communications.°
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in its investments in Emisphere Technologies.°
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in its US$70 million investment in L-1 Identity Solutions in connection with L-1's acquisition of Digimarc Corporation.°
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in the Chapter 11 reorganization of Loral Space & Communications.°
  • Representation of New Skies Satellites in connection with its US$956 million sale to The Blackstone Group.°
  • Representation of Paragon Outcomes on various investments, joint ventures and other private equity transactions.
  • Representation of Precision Castparts in its US$3 billion acquisition of Titanium Metals Corporation.°
  • Representation of Salomon Smith Barney as financial advisor to Northrop Grumman in its US$14.3 billion acquisition of TRW.°
  • Representation of Salomon Smith Barney as financial advisor to Conoco in its US$26.6 billion combination with Phillips Petroleum.°
  • Representation of Sandell Asset Management in the Chapter 11 reorganization of NextWave Telecom.°
  • Representation of Sensormatic Electronics in its US$2.7 billion sale to Tyco.°
  • Representation of Star Cruises in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Norwegian Cruise Lines.°
  • Representation of the Starr Companies in connection with various commercial litigation matters.°
  • Representation of Synopsys in its US$262 million acquisition of Numerical Technologies.°
  • Representation of Tix Corporation in its proxy contest against and settlement with dissident shareholder HSB Capital.
  • Representation of Tix Corporation in connection with its defense of contests for corporate control by a significant stockholder.°
  • Representation of Tix Corporation in connection with its buyback of all the shares of its largest stockholder.°
  • Representation of Tix Corporation in proposed sale of the company to MGM Resorts.
  • Representation of the creditors committee of Tropical Sportswear International in connection with its Chapter 11 reorganization.°
  • Representation of United Technologies Corporation in its US$129 million acquisition of Cade Industries.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Lipshitz prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Captain (Platoon Commander), Israeli Defense Forces, 1982-1987
  • Professor, Contracts and Conflict of Laws at University College London, 1992-1993

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1995-Present
  • Law Society of England and Wales, 1993-Present
  • Honorary Trustee, Livingston Soccer Club, 2010-Present

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B., First Class Honors, University of London, 1991
  • LL.M., High Honors, University of Chicago Law School, 1992
Admissions
  • New York
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • Hebrew, Native