Paul Weiss

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New York, NY 10019-6064
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Robert D. Goldbaum is the head of the firm’s Investment Management transactions practice. His experience includes acquisitions and divestitures of investment managers, minority investments in alternative and traditional asset management firms, domestic and international asset management joint ventures, and portfolio management team lift-outs and spin-outs.


Rob regularly represents industry leaders in a wide range of asset management transactions, including Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)Apollo, Centerbridge Partners, CitigroupEvercore PartnersLegg MasonMD SassLincoln PeakMoelis & CompanyORIXReligare Enterprises and Virtus Investment Partners. He recently has represented:

  • AMG in its majority investment in Pantheon Ventures;
  • Apollo in its acquisitions of Gulf Stream Asset Management and Stone Tower;
  • Centerbridge Partners in its minority investment in Focus Financial Partners;
  • MD Sass in its sale of Waterfall Asset Management to Dyal/Neuberger Berman;
  • Religare Enterprises in its majority investments in Northgate Capital and Landmark Partners;
  • Evercore Partners in its minority investment in Atalanta Sosnoff;
  • ORIX in:
    • its majority investment in Mariner Investment Group;
    • its minority investment in Caspian Capital; and
    • its minority investment in New Health Capital Partners;
  • Lincoln Peak in three minority investments, including its minority investment in Westchester Capital Management; and
  • Citigroup in its sale of its private equity fund-of-funds business to Lexington Partners and StepStone Group.

Before joining Paul, Weiss, Rob co-founded HighView Investment Group with Ralph Schlosstein (co-founder and former President of BlackRock), an investment management firm targeting acquisitions of minority interests in independent alternative asset managers. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for New Investments at AMG, which he joined after more than 14 years in private legal practice.

Rob is a member of the Visiting Committee of The University of Chicago Law School, and was a member of the Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar from 2003 to 2006 and a member of its Joint Subcommittee on Military Commissions in 2004. He is a frequent speaker on investment management industry panels, and his recent publications include "The Challenges for Banks and Their Investment Funds Under the 'Volcker Rule.'"



  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1992
    with honors
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1989
    with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California

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