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Wayne A. Wald

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New York, NY 10103

Wayne Wald is the Corporate practice group leader in Akerman's New York office, and chair of the Restaurant Sector Team. 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 sector specialization includes restaurants, retail, textile and apparel and various service industries.
Awards & Recognition
The Legal 500 2014, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
Published Works & Lectures
CMJ 2012 Music Marathon Conference, Moderator, "Music Lending 2012, "October 2012
Webinar, Speaker, "Proxy Season Update: Insiders' Perspectives," December 2010
2010 Deals and Diligence Symposium, Speaker, "State of the Lending Markets," May 2010
Seminar, Speaker, "Lending Trends in Middle Market Sponsor Deals," May 2010
Board of Veteran CEOs, Panelist, "CEO Forum-Maintaining a Growth Strategy During Periods of Economic Turmoil," April 2010
Foundation for Accounting Education 2009 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference, Speaker, "Preemptive Strategies: Challenges Facing Companies and their Advisors," September 2009
Board of Veteran CEOs, Panelist, "CEO Forum-Management's Role in Exploiting Opportunities in this Economic Crisis," September 2009
Seminar, Speaker, "Challenges and Alternatives for Public Companies in Today's Market," June 2009
2009 Due Diligence Symposium, Speaker, "Selling/Buying Troubled Companies," May 2009
2008 Due Diligence Symposium, Speaker, "Controlling Due Diligence in a Multi-Bidder Environment," May 2008
Professional Memberships & Activities
Association for Corporate Growth, New Jersey Chapter, Member
Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey; Past Treasurer, Member of Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee

Wayne A. Wald

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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