Schulte Roth & Zabel Proclaims Addition of Main M&A Lawyer Jeffrey Symons


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) announces the addition of Jeffrey Symons as a partner in the M & A and Securities Group based in New York. He joins Jones Day’s firm where he was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Mr. Symons focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, minority and preferential investments, restructurings, related party transactions and corporate finance. With over 20 years of experience, he has advised corporations and private equity firms on transactional matters totaling over $ 150 billion. Mr. Symons has extensive experience advising clients on corporate governance, activism, takeover and fiduciary issues. His practice spanned transactions in a variety of industries including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology services, telecommunications, energy, transportation, financial services, media, and entertainment and manufacturing.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff to the company. His significant experience in both private equity and strategic M&A will further enhance our strong capabilities, ”said Ele Klein, chairman of the M&A and securities group, co-chair of the global Shareholder Activism Group and member of the Executive Committee the company.

“Jeff has an excellent reputation as a strategic advisor for complex transactions in a variety of industries,” said David Efron, co-managing partner of SRZ and co-head of the Investment Management Group. “Jeff is an excellent addition to our leading group of companies and we are delighted to have him join the team as private equity M&A activity continues to grow,” commented Marc Elovitz, SRZ Co-Managing Partner and Chairman of Investment Management Regulatory & Compliance Group.

“SRZ is an industry leader recognized for its sophisticated M&A practice. I am very happy to be part of this talented team, ”said Symons.

SRZ’s M&A and securities attorneys regularly advise on complex deals for many of the most active and influential private equity firms in the world. The company’s M&A deals have been consistently recognized as Deals of the Year by industry rankings, and the group is recognized by both Chambers and The Legal 500.

About Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ( is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. As one of the leading law firms for the financial services industry, the law firm regularly advises clients on corporate and transaction issues and advises on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The company’s business practices include: antitrust law; Banking supervision; Bankruptcy and creditor litigation; Blockchain technology and digital assets; Broker-dealer regulation and enforcement; Corporate restructuring; complex trade disputes; Cybersecurity and data protection; Distressed Debt & Claims Trading; Distressed investing; Education law; Employment & Employee Benefits; Energy; Environment; Finance & Derivatives; Financial institutions; Hedge funds; individual customer care; Insurance; intellectual property, procurement & technology; Investment management; Litigation; Litigation funding; Mergers & acquisitions; PIPEs; Private equity; Real estate; Real estate capital markets & REITs; Real estate disputes; regulated funds; Regulation & compliance; Securities & Capital Markets; Enforcement of securities; Securities disputes; Securitization; Shareholder activism; VAT; and Employee Defense & Government Investigations.