Richard A. Goldberg

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Richard A. Goldberg

Counsel

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 649 8740 | +1 212 698 3599

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Richard A. Goldberg has a broad practice that includes transactional work and the representation of public and private companies. He advises on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance matters. Mr. Goldberg has counseled issuers, private equity firms and investment banks on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. His transaction experience includes tender offers, proxy contests, joint ventures, exchange offers, going private transactions, spin-offs, and acquisitions and restructuring transactions involving troubled companies, inside and outside of bankruptcy. Mr. Goldberg also has deep experience representing issuers in high yield financings and equity financings. His extensive industry experience includes healthcare, life sciences, technology, structured finance, gaming, real estate and apparel.

Recently, Mr. Goldberg was named a "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR1000 for Capital Markets: Debt and M&A in the United States. Mr. Goldberg is widely published and frequently lectures on topics involving mergers and acquisitions and federal securities laws. He serves as the chair of the Practising Law Institute's program on mergers and acquisitions.

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of Dava Pharmaceuticals in its US$600 million sale to Endo Pharmaceuticals.
  • Representation of Mesa Group Holdings GmbH in its sale to affiliates of Permira.
  • Representation of Tufco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFCO) in its sale to affiliates of Griffon.
  • Representation of Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ: INHX) in its US$2.5 billion sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • Representation of Bluefly, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFY) in its sale to affiliates of Clearlake Capital.
  • Representation of The Lightstone Group and Arbor Realty Trust in their US$8 billion acquisition of Extended Stay Hotels from The Blackstone Group.
  • Representation of a group of bondholders in the US$600 million acquisition of Greektown Casino in a Chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Representation of Steel Partners in the US$300 million recapitalization of indebtedness of its portfolio company, WHX Corporation (NASDAQ: WXCO).
  • Representation of Goody’s Family Clothing (NASDAQ:GDYS) in its US$300 million sale to Prentice Capital and GMM Capital Management.
  • Representation of Cantor Fitzgerald and eSpeed, Inc (NASDAQ: ESPD) in connection with their formation of a joint venture with Williams Energy, Coral Energy, Dominion Energy, Axia Energy, TXU Energy and Dynegy.
  • Representation of Angelo Gordon and Eureka Capital in their acquisition of National Home Health Care (NASDAQ: NHHC).
  • Representation of the principal shareholder in connection with the US$500 million sale of ILC Industries, a leading defense industry manufacturer, to Behrman Capital.
  • Representation of shareholder group in recapitalization and emergence from bankruptcy of Hawaiian Airlines (NASDAQ: HA).

Corporate Finance

  • Representation of Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) in the 144A offering of US$143.5 million in convertible senior notes.
  • Representation of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) in the 144A offering of US$600 million in senior notes.
  • Representation of Portfolio Recovery Associates (NASDAQ: PRAA) in the 144A offering of US$287.5 million in convertible notes.
  • Representation of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) in the 144A offering of US$550 million in senior notes.
  • Representation of Greektown Superholdings in the US$385 million 144A offering of senior secured notes.
  • Representation of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) in the 144A offering of US$100 million in convertible notes.
  • Representation of Bluefly, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFLY) in a series of convertible note and equity financings by Soros Private Equity Partners, Rho Ventures, Maverick Capital and Prentice Capital.
Education
  • Queens College, The City University of New York, B.A., 1974
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 1978, cum laude, editor of the Vermont Law Review, member of the National Moot Court Team
Admissions
  • New York
Speaking Engagements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 15, 2015)

Richard Goldberg chairs the seminar. He also speaks on a number of panels throughout the program, including the following: Advising the Board of Directors; Role Playing - Board of Directors Meeting; Legal Issues Involved in Financing the Transaction; Representation and Warranty Insurance; Negotiating the Purchase Agreement; Role Playing - Negotiating the Purchase Agreement.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions 2014: Trends and Developments — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 16, 2014)

This program features a team of top industry professionals who walk you through each step in structuring, negotiating and consummating a transaction, with an emphasis on these and other developments.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions 2013: Trends and Developments — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 17, 2013)

This program is designed to bring the M&A practitioner up to speed on the latest trends in doing deals. A team of top industry professionals walk you through each step in structuring, negotiating and consummating a transaction.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2012: Trends and Developments — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 5, 2012)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2011: Trends and Developments — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 10, 2011)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2010: Trends and Developments — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 11, 2010)
  • Chairman's Overview of the Hypothetical Transaction — Practising Law Institute/ Mergers & Acquisitions 2009: Trends and Developments, New York, NY (January 22, 2009)
  • Negotiating the Purchase Agreement — Practising Law Institute/Mergers & Acquisitions 2009: Trends and Developments, New York, NY (January 22, 2009)
  • Developments Affecting M&A Deal Structure — Presented to the New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, New York, NY (March 22, 2006)
  • A Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions 2006 — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 23, 2005)
  • Distressed M&A and Restructuring — Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY (November 6, 2003)