Matthew Kaplan is a corporate partner who regularly represents issuers and underwriters in debt and equity offerings. A member of the firm’s Securities Group, he also has experience in corporate governance, finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Kaplan is recognized by The Legal 500 US (2012) where he is lauded for his “professional integrity and high standard of legal skills,” as well as his “impressive industry knowledge” and “timely and incisive responses on even the most complex issues.” Mr. Kaplan is also ranked as a leading attorney in IFLR1000 (2012) for his work on both debt and equity offerings.
Steven J. Slutzky Partner
Areas of Practice
Securities Capital Markets Financial Institutions Global Insurance Practice Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Governance
Steven Slutzky is a corporate partner whose practice focuses on securities offerings and related transactions. He regularly represents issuers and underwriters in securities transactions including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings and private placements.
Mr. Slutzky is ranked as a leading capital markets lawyer in Chambers Global (2013), Chambers USA (2013) and IFLR1000 (2012). He is recognized in The Legal 500 US (2013) and one client praises him as one of the “best lawyers I have ever worked with” (2009). Mr. Slutzky is co-author of “Conveyance Rule 159 of the Securities Act” (Securities Law 360, 7 April 2006) and “U.S. SEC’s Final Rules Regarding Securities Offering Reform” (BNA International World Securities Law Report, August 2005), among other articles. He also serves as a director of South Brooklyn Legal Services.
Mr. Slutzky received his B.S. from Lehigh University in 1988 in Finance and his J.D. from New York Law School summa cum laude in 1993 where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review. Selected Representations
US Foods and CD&R in US Foods’ Agreement to Merge with Sysco for $8.2 Billion
Verizon Communications in its $49 billion bond offering, the largest-ever corporate bond issue
Debevoise Advises Verizon in its Agreement to Acquire Vodafone's 45 Percent Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion
Third Point Re, a Bermuda-based property and casualty reinsurer, in its $317 million initial public offering of common shares
HD Supply in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock
Reynolds Group in its $3.25 billion offering of 5.75% senior secured notes due 2020
Debevoise Recognized at International Financial Law Review’s 2013 Americas Deal of the Year Awards March 25, 2013
Paul S. Bird Named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer April 02, 2008
Heading for the Exit: Best Practices for Successful PE-Backed IPOs November 07, 2013
Seventh Annual Insurance M&A Seminar September 17, 2008
Insurers in Crisis: Risks and Opportunities September 17, 2008
SEC Adopts JOBS Act Rule Eliminating Ban on General Solicitations in Certain Private Offerings July 10, 2013
Reminder – Periodic Filing, Notice and Reporting Requirements for Private Equity Funds December 20, 2012
PCAOB Tees Up Questions For Audit Committees To Ask Auditors About Audit Inspections August 13, 2012