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Goldfeld, Victor
Partner, Corporate
tel 212.403.1005
fax 212.403.2005

Education

Clerkships

  • Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004 - 2005
  • Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery, 2003 - 2004

Victor Goldfeld is a corporate partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, private equity transactions and other complex corporate and securities law matters. He has represented a broad range of public and private entities in a variety of industries. 

His representations include:

  • Mallinckrodt in its pending $1.2 billion acquisition of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, its $1.3 billion acquisition of Therakos from The Gores Group, its $2.3 billion acquisition of Ikaria from a Madison Dearborn-led investor group, its $5.6 billion acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals and its $1.4 billion acquisition of Cadence Pharmaceuticals
  • Ventas in its revised governance arrangements with, and additional investment in, Atria Senior Living in connection with Atria Senior Living's capital raise from Fremont Realty Capital, and its spin-off of most of its post-acute/skilled nursing facility portfolio into an independent, publicly traded REIT
  • EQT in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Rice Energy
  • Medtronic in its $6.1 billion divestiture of a portion of its patient monitoring and recovery division to Cardinal Health
  • TEGNA (formerly Gannett) in its sale of CareerBuilder to funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, its spin-off of Cars.com and its spin-off of its publishing division
  • Intelsat in its terminated combination with OneWeb and $1.7 billion investment in the combined company by Softbank
  • Abbott Laboratories in its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical and its $4.3 billion divestiture of its vision care business to Johnson & Johnson
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its strategic equity investment in the $4.3 billion acquisition of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management
  • Perrigo Company plc in its successful defense against a $26 billion hostile takeover offer by Mylan N.V.
  • Charter Communications in its $10.4 billion acquisition of Bright House Networks from Advance/Newhouse
  • Halliburton in its terminated $34.6 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes
  • Covidien in its $50 billion sale to Medtronic, its spin-off of Mallinckrodt and its reincorporation from Bermuda to Ireland
  • Chatham Lodging Trust in its $1.3 billion restructuring, with NorthStar Realty Finance, of its joint venture with Cerberus Capital Management
  • Forest Laboratories in its $28 billion sale to Actavis
  • Verizon in its $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone’s 45% interest in Verizon Wireless
  • Atlas Resource Partners in its $733 million acquisition of natural gas assets from EP Energy
  • Michael Dell in his $24.4 billion acquisition, with Silver Lake Partners, of Dell Inc.
  • Och-Ziff, Allen & Co. and the other shareholders of SESAC in the sale of a majority stake in the company to Rizvi Traverse Management
  • Cooper Industries in its $12.6 billion sale to Eaton Corporation and its reincorporation from Bermuda to Ireland
  • McGraw-Hill in the formation of the S&P/Dow Jones Indices joint venture with CME Group
  • United Technologies Corporation in its acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s interests in the IAE International Aero Engines joint venture
  • CenturyLink in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Savvis
  • AMB Property Corporation in its $15 billion merger with ProLogis
  • Atlas Energy in its $4.3 billion sale to Chevron and simultaneous spin-off, purchase and sale transactions involving Atlas affiliates
  • Televisa in the formation of a Spanish-language movie distribution joint venture with Lionsgate
  • MidAmerican Energy in its terminated $4.7 billion merger with Constellation Energy
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp in its simultaneous spin-offs of Ticketmaster, Tree.com, HSN and Interval Leisure Group

Mr. Goldfeld received his B.A. cum laude in Philosophy with a minor concentration in Physics from Colgate University in 1999. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2003, where he was an articles editor of the New York University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery and to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Mr. Goldfeld speaks Russian, is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations.

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