Paul Weiss

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Taurie M. Zeitzer is a member of the firm’s Private Equity Group and the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She focuses her practice on large-cap private equity, mergers & acquisitions and complex corporate transactions including leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, carve-out transactions, distressed acquisitions, joint ventures, co-investments and divestitures.


Taurie has completed numerous multibillion dollar complex corporate transactions, including cross-border and carve-out transactions on behalf of some of the largest and most sophisticated global private equity firms. She also frequently represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in related matters, including financings, follow-on acquisitions, dispositions, strategic joint ventures, corporate governance and management equity and incentive plans. In addition, Taurie advises private equity funds and senior deal professionals with respect to carried interest, compensation and governance arrangements.

Taurie has served as a trusted advisor to Apollo Global Management since 1998 and to Searchlight Capital Partners since its inception.

Taurie's clients include:

  •      Apollo Global Management;
  •      Searchlight Capital Partners;
  •      Vectra Co. (fka OM Group, Inc.);
  •      Taminco Global Chemical Corporation;
  •      Verso Paper Corp.;
  •      Protection One, Inc.;
  •      Touch Tunes Interactive Networks, Inc.;
  •      Silver Lake Partners;
  •      Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board;
  •      BC Partners; and
  •      Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

Taurie was recognized in The Legal 500 for "M&A: Mega-Deals" and was named one of the top 500 Lawyers in America by Lawdragon magazine. In 2015, she was selected as a Private Equity MVP by Law360. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Duke University

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