How the Deal Was Done

How The Deal Was Done - Episode 4: Meryl Unger, Katsky Korins LLP

May 7, 2019

In this episode, our guest is Meryl Unger, partner and head of the corporate and business law department of Katsky Korins LLP, a boutique full service New York law firm.

From ownership and management to succession planning and mergers and acquisitions, Meryl is adept at developing creative solutions to a wide range of complex business issues for her clients. She principally represents mid-sized, privately-held companies, high net worth entrepreneurs, and senior executives, advising them in all aspects of their business and commercial transactions. Meryl frequently represents private companies in the sale of their businesses, and in purchases and investments in other companies and assets. Her clients look to Meryl and her team for help in every aspect of a transaction, including structuring deals and developing tax strategies to reduce risks and maximize financial return. Meryl’s clients reach over all industry groups, including architecture, design, education, home furnishing, luxury product, fashion, environmental, engineering, real estate development, media, staffing, travel, security, marketing, strategic research, professional firms and consulting companies, as well as non-profit organizations and associations.

Meryl’s practice includes advising governing boards and management of for profit and non-profit organizations in connection with executive employment, separation, compensation and governance matters. Meryl also represents C-suite executives in negotiating employment and severance arrangements. Her clients have ranged from presidents and CEOs of leading arts and cultural institutions, to senior executives of publicly and privately held companies in fashion, media and finance. Her executive employment clients also include CEOs of portfolio companies of private equity firms.

Meryl serves as counsel to the Women Presidents’ Organization, a global membership organization for women presidents and CEOs, and the Paradigm for Parity coalition, a group of Fortune 500 and other business leaders supporting gender equity in top management positions to drive positive social and long-term business and economic value. Meryl has also served on the Advisory Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York, an organization which supports technology-related entrepreneurs in creating and growing innovative businesses.

A recipient of numerous awards and commendations, Meryl most recently was awarded by her peers in New York as a 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyer and Top Women Super Lawyer® in the category of business and corporate law. She lives with her husband, media lawyer Henry R. Kaufman, in New York City.

Katsky Korins LLP

605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158

T: 212-716-3217

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