Brian A. Haskel

Brian A. Haskel


Brian A. Haskel is resident in the Sills Cummis & Gross New York office.  He is a highly experienced corporate attorney, with extensive transactional experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and counseling on general corporate, securities law and board-related matters.  Mr. Haskel advises private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, public and private companies and issuers and underwriters, family offices, domestic and foreign clients.  His experience includes joint ventures, reorganizations, debt restructurings, securities law filings, tender and exchange offers, consent solicitations and workouts.

In addition to his corporate practice, Mr. Haskel represents real estate clients, including developers, asset managers, construction managers and investors.

Mr. Haskel started his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then moved to Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

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Representative Matters

  • Fund managers in connection with formation and other matters.
  • Private equity funds in connection with investments including in, real estate assets, fund managers, fine wines, timber, PIPES, art and other asset classes.
  • Apparel and jewelry companies in connection with transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, governance and employment matters.
  • Health care companies in connection with transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings and public and private offering, general corporate matters, governance and employment matters.
  • Numerous fund managers and investors in connection with the acquisition and disposition of interests in fund managers.
  • ILEC in connection with a $50 billion merger of equals.
  • CLEC in connection with a bankruptcy reorganization.
  • Private equity investor in connection with the $120 million acquisition of pre-paid calling card company.
  • Private equity investor in connection with the $40 million disposition of the assets of a wireless paging company.    
  • National fitness company in connection with numerous funding transactions with existing investors and banks.
  • Warranty company in connection with $75 million mezzanine financing and subsequent financings.
  • Manufacturer of recreational sports equipment in connection with $15 million mezzanine financing.
  • Buyers and sellers in Section 363 sales of assets in bankruptcy.
  • Investor group in connection with a hostile bid to acquire a REIT.
  • Management of a smokeless tobacco company in connection with a $150 million purchase of a cigarette paper company in a leveraged buyout from a private equity group.
  • Private equity investor in connection with a going private tender offer of an insurance company. 

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey



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Rankings & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in:

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2008-2021, Business/Corporate; Securities & Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions
* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association, Securities Regulation Committee