Mr. Shoemate is a corporate transactional lawyer whose practice includes extensive private equity representations, venture capital investments, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling. Mr. Shoemate is routinely ranked among New York’s leading private equity and mergers and acquisitions lawyers. He is ranked among the top private equity and mergers and acquisitions lawyers by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America©. InChambers USA, Mr. Shoemate is noted as “a very savvy lawyer and highly commercial - having him on your side is incredibly productive,” he has the “rare ability to present a balanced perspective and find a way to negotiate a fair outcome,” his approach is “practical, thoughtful and creative when it comes to problem solving,” and he is an excellent negotiator” who “excels at balancing competing interests in the most complicated deals.”
Mr. Shoemate’s private equity investor representations include Catterton Partners, Trilantic Capital Partners, Oak Hill Capital, Investcorp Bank E.C., MidOcean Partners and Blackstone, among others. Transactions for private equity clients include leveraged acquisitions, going private transactions, club deals and recapitalizations.
Mr. Shoemate’s corporate clients include Marsh & McLennan, Coeur Mining, General Electric, Heineken, UBS and Tiffany & Co. Transactions for corporate clients include public mergers, tender offers, exchange offers, joint ventures and a variety of cross-border transactions.
Mr. Shoemate received his Juris Doctor with high honors in 1988 from Duke University, where he was a member of theDuke Law Journal and the Duke chapter of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Shoemate received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, graduating cum laude from Lehigh University in 1985.
Mr. Shoemate is a member of the New York Bar.