David B. Feirstein - Partner

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David B. Feirstein

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-4861
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
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Professional Profile

David Feirstein's practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law matters and corporate governance. David has worked on both public and private company acquisitions and dispositions, hostile defense matters, tender offers, joint ventures, securities offerings, split-offs and other corporate transactions.

David was recognized as a 2014 “Rising Star” by Law360 for Mergers & Acquisitions and by Super Lawyers for his corporate practice. In addition, as a contributing author of the Kirkland M&A Update, David’s thought leadership has been recognized by various academic and business publications including The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and Law360. David also teaches a class as an adjunct professor at NYU Law on negotiating corporate transactions.


Representative Matters

David has advised clients on numerous significant matters, including the following*:

  • Burger King Worldwide Inc. in connection with its C$13.3 billion merger transaction with Tim Hortons Inc.

  • Infineon Technologies AG in its pending $3 billion acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation

  • Lazard as financial advisor to Reynolds American in its pending $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $725 million (including milestone payments) acquisition of iPierian, a privately-held biotech company

  • Beechcraft in its $1.4 billion sale of the company to Textron Inc.

  • rue21, inc. in the $1.1 billion sale of the company to Apax Partners

  • 3G Capital Partners Ltd. in connection with its $28.0 billion acquisition, along with Berkshire Hathaway Inc., of H. J. Heinz Company

  • Clearwire Corporation in Sprint's acquisition of the stake in Clearwire which Sprint does not already own, implying a $14 billion enterprise value for Sprint and the unsolicited competing offer for Clearwire by DISH Networks

  • Danaher Corporation in its $338 million acquisition of IRIS International, Inc.

  • GeoEye in its merger with DigitalGlobe

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in the $7 billion acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and joint collaboration with AstraZeneca plc

  • Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and its controlling stockholder, 3G Capital Partners Ltd., in connection with a business combination with Justice Holdings Limited, a London Stock Exchange-listed public investment vehicle, resulting in a partial sale of Burger King to the Justice shareholders for $1.4 billion and a New York Stock Exchange listing of Burger King.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Inhibitex, Inc.

  • Colgate-Palmolive Company in its € 672 million acquisition of Sanex Brands from Unilever and related $210 million disposition of Colgate's Colombian detergents business

  • The private owners of Academy, Ltd. in its sale to KKR

  • Mirant Corporation in its $3.1 billion merger of equals with RRI Energy, Inc.

  • PVH in its $3 billion acquisition of Tommy Hilfiger

  • Alcoa in its $14 billion joint investment with Chinalco in Rio Tinto

  • MetLife in the recapitalization and split-off of its less than wholly owned subsidiary, RGA

  • Apollo in its $16 billion buyout of Harrah's with TPG

  • Iscar in its $4 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway

  • ConocoPhillips in its multi-billion dollar oil sands joint venture with EnCana

  • ConocoPhillips in its $35 billion acquisition of Burlington Resources

* Certain representations occurred prior to David joining Kirkland.

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