Ethan provides tailored solutions and trusted guidance to ensure successful outcomes throughout complex transactions, structuring and development.


Ethan provides strategic counsel to closely-held businesses, private equity/venture capital funds, investment advisers, family offices, high-net-worth individuals and public companies, guiding them through all aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), debt and equity financing, investments, restructurings and general corporate governance matters. He also serves as outside counsel to clients.

Additionally, he has significant experience advising clients on entity formation, capital raising, Securities Exchange Act reporting, joint ventures and Hart-Scott-Rodino filings. Ethan's experience also extends to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, serving as trusted counsel for domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures. He also advises on succession planning and divestitures arising from owner disputes.

Ethan leveraged his broad transactional experience to serve as general counsel for a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered investment adviser focused on international investments. He oversaw fund formation, including co-mingled and single investor funds, managed accounts and co-investments, and coordinated the legal and jurisdictional analysis for fund investments in numerous jurisdictions. He also negotiated complex deals involving debt restructurings, private lending, private equity, joint ventures, special purpose acquisition companies and debt enforcement, and managed litigation related to certain investments. Ethan also advised the investment team on investment adviser compliance domestically and cross-border compliance and strategies, including compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control and anti-money laundering requirements.


Represented buyers, sellers and employee-owned companies in M&A transactions ranging from $60 million to over $3 billion.

Advised clients in industries spanning entertainment and media, sports and recreation, including sports franchises, and wireless communications on M&A transactions and financings.

Represented entertainment and media company through a $100 million acquisition and subsequent bolt-on purchase.

Represented global rubber and plastics manufacturing company in its sale to a leading middle market investment firm.

Represented private and public companies in debt and equity financing, including Rule 144A offerings and Regulation D private placements aggregating over $900 million.

Structured joint ventures for public and privately-held companies across various industries, including media, oil and gas, renewable energy, secondary private funds and trade finance.

Advised on pre-initial public offering and international financing transactions for local hedge fund.

Represented multinational corporations in large-scale takeovers, including serving as local counsel in a $3 billion public company acquisition.

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Fordham University, J.D., cum laude

Middlebury College, B.A.

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