Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Norwitz, Trevor S.
Partner, Corporate
tel 212.403.1333
fax 212.403.2333

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Trevor Norwitz is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters.  He has advised a range of public and private entities in a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defenses, proxy contests, joint ventures, financing transactions and corporate governance matters.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Norwitz received his Bachelor of Business Science with first class honors from the University of Cape Town in 1986.  On a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, he read law at Keble College, graduating with first class honors in 1989, and then completed an LL.M. at Columbia University in 1990.  He joined the firm in 1994 and was named partner in 1998.

Mr. Norwitz teaches a course in mergers and acquisitions at Columbia University School of Law.  A member of the American Law Institute and active in the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, he is a regular speaker and panelist at professional conferences, has chaired and participated in numerous advanced legal education programs and contributes regularly to professional publications on topics relating to M&A and corporate governance.  He also served on an international advisory group to the South African government on their company law reform.  Mr. Norwitz serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including The University of Cape Town Fund, Friends of Ikamva Labantu, both of which he chairs and Advancing Human Rights and Friends of the Mandela-Rhodes Foundation.

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