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A partner in the Corporate Department, Neil Goldman is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Neil has extensive experience with public and private company transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, divestitures, restructuring transactions and joint ventures.


Some of his recent transactions include representation of:

  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.:
    • in its $400 million acquisition of Cobalt Holding Company and its acquisitions of Workscape, Inc., The RightThing and SHPS Human Resource Solutions;
    • in the formation of Open Dealer Exchange, a joint venture with The Reynolds and Reynolds Company; and
    • in its $975 million sale of its Claims Services Group to GTCR Golder Rauner LLC.
  • Charter Communications, Inc.'s ad hoc bondholder committee in one of the largest pre-arranged chapter 11 filings in history, including a $2.5 billion investment and a reduction of approximately $8 billion in Charter's total debt;
  • Crestview Partners:
    • in its acquisition of DS Waters of America;
    • in its acquisition of NEP Broadcasting, LLC and its affiliates from American Securities;
    • in its investment with other institutional investors of $475 million in Cumulus Media Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, as part of Cumulus's acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation; and
    • in its investment in Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises.
  • General Atlantic LLC:
    • portfolio company Align Networks, Inc. in its acquisition of Universal SmartComp and its sale to Apax Partners;
    • portfolio company Network Solutions, LLC in its sale to Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company;
    • together with KKR & Co., in their $1.65 billion acquisition of TASC, Inc. from Northrop Grumman Corporation; and
    • in its minority investments in Facebook, Inc., Red Ventures, LLC, Qualicorp Group, Peixe Urbano, Inc., SnapAV and XP Investimentos.
  • Major League Baseball in the $2.15 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management;
  • Oaktree Capital Management:
    • in its sale, together with Apollo Global Management and Crestview Partners, of a $2.6 billion stake in Charter Communications, Inc. to Liberty Media Corporation;
    • in the $1.3 billion sale of its aircraft leasing company, Jackson Square Aviation, to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Co., Ltd.;
    • in its $5.2 billion sale of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company; and
    • in its $600 million investment in the preferred stock of EXCO Resources, Inc., an NYSE-listed company.
  • United States Treasury in the sale of its stake in Ally Financial Inc.

Neil's additional transactional experience includes the representation of  Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of CKx, Inc. (now CORE Media Group), a Nasdaq-listed company; Discovery Communications, LLC in the formation of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with certain affiliates of Ms. Winfrey; and Time Warner Cable Inc. in its $17.9 billion acquisition of certain cable properties of Adelphia Communications Corporation out of bankruptcy.

Neil is recognized in Legal 500 for his work on "mega-deal" mergers, acquisitions and buyouts.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., Stanford University, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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