Bruce C. Herzog - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Bruce C. Herzog

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 212-728-8220

Bruce C. Herzog is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing on private equity matters, including complex leveraged buyouts, venture capital investments, portfolio company acquisitions, and financings and liquidity transactions.  He also regularly handles fund formation projects, implements fund compensation arrangements, and advises fund principals with respect to liability issues.  Bruce has particular experience working with private equity firms in the energy sector in addition to the telecommunications, diversified manufacturing and life sciences sectors.

Bruce is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital.  In 2015 he was selected to serve on Law360’s Energy Editorial Advisory Board.

Yale UniversityBA 1985University of Texas School of LawJ.D. 1988

Client Comments

"We started working with Bruce a bit over a year ago and over that time he has become somewhat of an outsourced GC to our firm. Bruce took the time early on to familiarize himself with the dynamics of our funds and investors, as well as all the people at our firm and how we do business. His underlying knowledge of Lime Rock has complemented what we feel is his industry leading attention to detail, thoughtful insight, and negotiating prowess. Bruce is the first person to bring to bear the greater resources of the larger V&E organization when we run into issues outside his core practice. I have worked with Bruce on more than five transactions over the last year and feel as if we're always his number one priority, even though I know he has many other clients with whom he is doing equal or greater volumes of business. This personal attention and responsiveness have helped make him a trusted partner of Lime Rock and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the future."

"I've used Bruce on a lot of deals and he has always been an asset. He is a businessman's lawyer who knows how to get a deal done."

-Will Franklin
Lime Rock Partners

"I have worked closely with Bruce for over five years on numerous financings, acquisitions, and divestitures. His legal skills and his business judgment provide a unique combination and prove to be extremely valuable when completing any transaction. He's practical and can move very quickly to help close transactions. He's a seasoned lawyer and an asset to our firm. "

-Neil Kallmeyer
CapStreet Group

"Bruce is simply the best lawyer I have ever worked with in terms of solving complex transaction issues and working with both sides to come to a resolution."

-Fred Brazelton
Platform Partners LLC

"Bruce has represented Cardtronics for six years. During that period, he has constantly provided excellent legal services to Cardtronics. On those matters where Bruce was actively involved as the 'lead' attorney, he ensured that the legal services rendered were both excellent and timely. In those matters where the subject matter was out of Bruce's expertise and he had other attorneys within his firm working on the matter, he nonetheless ensured that the work product delivered was both timely and responsive to our needs. Bruce's wide range of experience, especially on acquisition matters, has made him an invaluable legal asset for Cardtronics. Bruce is always responsive to our needs, promptly returning e-mails and phone calls, and following up on loose ends."

-Michael Keller
General Counsel
Cardtronics, LP

Office Location

787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Private Funds)
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Private Funds)
Venture Capital Law (Fund Formation, Private Equity)