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Joseph C. Shenker

Chairman

Joseph C. Shenker

Chairman
New York +1-212-558-3768+1-212-558-3768 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
shenkerj@sullcrom.com

At the end of 2012, The Financial Times stated that Joseph C. Shenker is “one of the rare lawyers who can turn his hand to many legal disciplines.” This observation highlights Mr. Shenker’s practice that includes experience in negotiated mergers and acquisitions (public and private); domestic and cross-border joint ventures; the representation of private equity investors and family investment offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia; securities offerings; private and public financings; commercial real estate; professional sports-related transactions; and tax and estate planning.

A personal adviser to dozens of the world’s most active and influential business leaders and families, he has counseled clients on significant transactional matters across a number of practice areas and industry sectors.

Mr. Shenker joined S&C in 1980, became a partner of the Firm in 1986, led the Firm’s global commercial real estate practice for over 20 years, has been a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 1996, was named vice chairman of the Firm in 2006, and became chairman of the Firm on January 1, 2010.

Among his pro bono and community activities, Mr. Shenker is a member of the Steering Committee of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Mr. Shenker has been recognized in numerous publications, including Chambers, Euromoney, Mondaq, New York Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

Recognitions 

  • Named one of the “Top Ten Agents of Change” by The Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers 2012 report (November 2012)
  • Recognized as “Dealmaker of the Week” by The Am Law Daily for his representation of the seller—Frank McCourt—in the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management (April 1, 2012)
  • Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business (Commercial Real Estate, 2003-2004, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; 2013; 2014; REITS, 2010, 2011, 2012; 2013; 2014; Securities, 2010)
  • Chambers Global: The Worlds Leading Lawyers for Business (REITs, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Commercial Real Estate, 2002-2003, 2003)
    • “‘You cannot talk about Sullivan & Cromwell without mentioning Joe Shenker,’ declare clients. Recognized mainly for his work for Goldman Sachs and Whitehall, he enjoys a broad practice covering M&A, cross-border joint ventures and securities.”
  • The Legal 500 United States, Volume IV (Commercial Real Estate, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • New York Super Lawyers (Mergers, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Real Estate, Securities and Corporate Finance, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Best Lawyers 2012 New York City Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the Worlds Leading Lawyers: Best of the Best (Commercial Real Estate, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (Commercial Real Estate, 2003-2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • PLC Cross-border Corporate Real Estate Handbook (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2012-2013)
  • The International Whos Who of Real Estate Lawyers (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • The International Who’s Who of Sports and Entertainment Lawyers (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Real Estate, 2005-2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Mergers, 2005-2006)
  • Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America (Mergers, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Governance, Bankruptcy, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009-2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Banking and Finance, 2006)