Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of New York
University of Chicago, J.D.
Colgate University, A.B.
Eric Simonson is Of Counsel in M&R’s New York office, where he practices corporate law at the highest level. Eric provides advice and counsel to companies, both privately held and publically traded, in a range of matters – mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, technology transactions, corporate governance, securities, capital raises (including venture capital), internal investigations, and day-to-day business operations, among them.
A seasoned pro both in and out of the boardroom, Eric is particularly adept at handling leveraged buyouts, the acquisition of distressed assets, corporate restructurings and partnership transactions. Likewise, he is often called upon to represent his clients’ interests in friendly and hostile takeovers, proxy contests, tender offers, mixed consideration mergers and the acquisition of closely held companies. There is more. Eric acts on behalf of issuers and underwriters on public offerings of debt and equity securities, 144A placements and offshore offerings that are in compliance with Regulation S. By virtue of his expertise in all of these areas, Chambers USA recognized him as a leading corporate/commercial attorney, one who is “well thought of for his knowledge of public and private securities, capital markets, complex international acquisitions and LBOs.” Likewise, Eric was included in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America USA Guide (Corporate Law), and named a New York -Metro Super Lawyer, most recently in 2019.
With clients that span an array of industries – biotechnology, consumer products, healthcare, luxury goods and services, media, software, technology and telecommunications, to name a few – Eric’s guidance is highly sought-after. So is his general insight. Eric is a frequent lecturer on corporate topics, and regularly writes on the subjects of M&A’s, joint ventures, distressed investing, private equity, technology and corporate governance.
Eric earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. As an undergraduate, Eric attended Colgate University and graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with departmental honors in History and Economics.
Structured Financing: Represented a leading aviation services platform and top ten charter operator in a refinancing transaction resulting in it raising $60 million in equity and debt to fund a number of strategic initiatives.
- Business Insider, Erie News Now, Business Aviation and Corporate Jet Investor, February 27, 2019
- Hotel News Now, June 27, 2018