William G. Frenkel
212-286-2092 (direct)
William Frenkel has been practicing law for over 19 years.  His practice focuses on
representing investment managers of hedge, private equity and hybrid funds in a wide scope
of corporate, financial and regulatory matters ranging from fund formation to fund marketing
to trading and investing transactions to general corporate counseling.  Mr. Frenkel advises
clients on domestic, foreign and cross-border transactions involving public and private equity,
senior and subordinated debt, distressed and deep value assets, commercial real estate,
aircraft, and other assets and a variety of derivatives.  He also works with tax counsel on
structuring, forming and operating investment vehicles and investment and asset
management and service companies in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including the U.S.,
Cayman, Bermuda, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, India, Hong Kong
and Japan.  

William Frenkel began his legal career as a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance
attorney with leading New York law firms representing banks, insurers, public utilities,
securities underwriters, placement agents and issuers of debt and equity in private placements
and public offerings.  He continued as in-house counsel for a U.S. multinational corporation
(including as Managing Director of its European subsidiary and Associate General Counsel for
its publicly traded U.S. parent company) where he has worked directly with chief executives
on structuring, negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and
other strategic transactions in the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe and Asia.    

Prior to founding this firm, Mr. Frenkel, as a principal of his own firm, represented media,
telecom, publishing, advertising, internet, e-commerce, software, technology, service,
manufacturing, specialty food and luxury goods producers, financial service companies,
consultancies, and other entities in a wide variety of corporate, commercial, and financial
transactions.  In addition, William Frenkel has developed a special expertise in cross-border
transactions, having counseled European companies on investing and doing business in the
United States, American firms entering European and Asian markets, and having represented
Western investors and traders in emerging market economies.  For the last five years, Mr.
Frenkel has concentrated his practice on serving the legal needs of the alternative investment
funds industry, and has served as outside counsel to a number of small and medium-size (up
to $5 billion) hedge funds, private equity funds and fund advisors.
New York City                                         Westchester
Serving the alternative investment funds industry
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP
Prior Law Firm Affiliation
J.D, cum laude, New York Law School, 1988
Staff Editor, New York Law School Law Review
American Jurisprudence Awards (1987)
Student clerk to Hon. Sprizzo, U.S.D.J. (S.D.N.Y.)
magna cum laude, Bernard M. Baruch College, 1985
of Maryland, University College, and has acted as guest lecturer at the Columbia University
School of Law.  He is the author of two books and numerous articles on international private
law, foreign investment, and privatization.  He has contributed articles to International
Financial Law Review, International Company and Commercial Law Review, and
International Quarterly among others. He has also contributed chapters to such legal treatises
as Laws of International Trade, Transnational Joint Ventures, The Law of Transnational
Business Transactions, and Privatization in Eastern Europe.
Academic Experience / Publications
Russian, French, German
New York State, S.D.N.Y.
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
William Frenkel was born in Baku, Azerbaijan (then, part of USSR).  He came to the U.S. at
the age of 15 and settled in New York City where he pursued his higher education.  In the
1990’s, he spent a number of years living and working as an attorney in France, Germany,
Austria, Great Britain, Russia, and Central Asia.  In addition to being a U.S. citizen, Mr.
Frenkel holds an EU passport and can work effectively across national and cultural borders.  
He resides in Westchester County with his wife, Frederique, and their daughter, Lea.

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