Emanuel S. Cherney - Kaye Scholer LLP

Emanuel S. Cherney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Mel Cherney, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and a member of its Executive Committee, regularly represents private equity firms and other buyers and sellers of public and private companies, represents issuers and underwriters in securities offerings, and advises boards of directors and independent committees concerning corporate governance and other matters.


Mel has represented buyers and sellers of companies in many different industries. He is recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A in New York, by Legal 500 USas a “leading lawyer” in middle-market mergers and acquisitions, and is listed inBest Lawyers in America for leveraged buyouts and private equity law.

Some of Mel’s regular clients include American Securities, Arlington Capital, ACI Capital, Compass International, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (including its investment arm Ivanhoe Cambridge), Ingleside Investors and Fremont Group. Recent matters he has handled include ACI’s sale of the Sundance Catalog Company to Brentwood Associates; Caisse de dépôt’s participation in a co-investment program with a well-known private equity firm; the acquisition of In-Shape Health Clubs by Fremont and Pulse Equity Partners and numerous transactions for American Securities, including its acquisitions of Global Tel*Link and Unifrax I LLC and its sales of NEP Broadcasting to Crestview Partners and its interest in Delphi Midstream Partners’ natural gas pipelines to Williams Partners.

Queens College of The City University of New YorkBA Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.

Office Location

250 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-9710
United States

Practice Areas

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law