Jeffrey R. Poss - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Jeffrey R. Poss

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 212-728-8536

Jeffrey R. Poss is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and Chair of the Venture Capital Practice Group. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions transactions involving public and private companies and in private equity and venture capital transactions. Jeff regularly advises senior management and boards of directors of both public and privately held entities on strategic and corporate governance matters. Jeff practiced in the firm’s London office for several years handling cross-border transactions and remains active in the firm’s international practice.

Private Equity and Venture Capital
Jeff represents venture capital and private equity investors in connection with all stages of investments and types of financings, from angel rounds to LBOs and MBOs, covering a wide range of industries and geographies. He also represents issuers in connection with equity, debt and hybrid financings throughout their life-cycle. Jeff regularly represents portfolio companies of his sponsor clients in connection with financings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advice.

Jeff represents acquirers, targets and sponsors in public and private mergers and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, strategic equity investments, spin-offs and corporate control contests across multiple industries and geographies.

Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Reorganization
Jeff represents both debtors and creditors in connection with asset acquisitions and dispositions in both chapter 11 proceedings and out of court restructurings.

University of PennsylvaniaBA 1988Boston University School of LawJ.D. 1991

Client Comments

"Jeffrey Poss is a real star. He is responsive and thoughtful. He is a real business partner. I don't work with anyone better."

-Geoffrey Kalish
Aquiline Capital

"I have been working with Jeff Poss across a variety of matters for a period of seven years. He has continued to define the word "partner," as he has provided a team of legal support at WFG and has also worked closely with our company as it has evolved."

-Mike Robinson
Broadview Networks

"Jeffrey is a star. He's the best lawyer that we work with."

-Geoffrey Kalish
Aquiline Capital

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Venture Capital Law