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 and has been a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 1996. He was named Vice Chair of the Firm in 2006, became Chair of the Firm in 2010 and was named Senior Chair of the Firm in 2022.
Among his pro bono and community activities, Mr. Shenker is a member of the Dean’s Council of Columbia Law School, Chair Emeritus and Board Director of The Met Council on Jewish Poverty and has been 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.
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