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Wayne A. Wald
Wayne A. Wald
Partner 
666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10103
 
Tel:
212.880.3841
Fax:
212.880.8965
 
 

Wayne Wald is the Corporate practice group leader in Akerman's New York office, and Chair of the Restaurant Industry Group. He focuses his practice in corporate and securities law, particularly capital formation and merger and acquisition transactions. Wayne represents public and private companies, including private equity sponsor owned or controlled companies, with respect to all aspects of their business, including corporate governance issues, SEC matters and compliance, and other ongoing and transactional corporate and securities matters. In addition, he advises both buyers and sellers, and boards of directors, in connection with merger and acquisition transactions.

Wayne represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents and lenders in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including IPOs, 144A high yield debt offerings, loan transactions and PIPES transactions, and in private equity and venture capital related financings. His industry specialization includes restaurants, retail, textile and apparel and various service industries.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Legal 500 2014, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
 
Published Works & Lectures
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CMJ 2012 Music Marathon Conference, Moderator, "Music Lending 2012, "October 2012
 
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Webinar, Speaker, "Proxy Season Update: Insiders' Perspectives," December 2010
 
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2010 Deals and Diligence Symposium, Speaker, "State of the Lending Markets," May 2010
 
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Seminar, Speaker, "Lending Trends in Middle Market Sponsor Deals," May 2010
 
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Board of Veteran CEOs, Panelist, "CEO Forum-Maintaining a Growth Strategy During Periods of Economic Turmoil," April 2010
 
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Foundation for Accounting Education 2009 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference, Speaker, "Preemptive Strategies: Challenges Facing Companies and their Advisors," September 2009
 
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Board of Veteran CEOs, Panelist, "CEO Forum-Management's Role in Exploiting Opportunities in this Economic Crisis," September 2009
 
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Seminar, Speaker, "Challenges and Alternatives for Public Companies in Today's Market," June 2009
 
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2009 Due Diligence Symposium, Speaker, "Selling/Buying Troubled Companies," May 2009
 
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2008 Due Diligence Symposium, Speaker, "Controlling Due Diligence in a Multi-Bidder Environment," May 2008
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Association for Corporate Growth, New Jersey Chapter, Member
 
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Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey; Past Treasurer, Member of Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee
 

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Wayne A. Wald

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1989
B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1985; Business Administration, magna cum laude, School of Business Dean's Honor Society; Signum Laudis; Dean's List
Bar Admissions
New York
 
 
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