Ira Schacter is a senior partner in Cadwalader’s Corporate Group and has been a member of the firm for almost 30 years. Ira represents clients in all aspects of corporate and financial matters, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and complex finance. His practice consists principally of representing public and private acquirors, targets and private equity sponsors in connection with negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, spin-offs, joint ventures and IP monetizations as well as other structured and complex financings. He also represents foreign and domestic companies in cross-border business transactions.
In addition, Ira has worked extensively on transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors involving strategic alliances and research, development and commercialization collaborations, and intellectual property monetizations. Most notably, he has advised clients on the structure of royalty and patent stream monetizations, the purchase and sale of intellectual property assets, and the acquisition and disposition of IP-focused businesses.
Over the course of his career, Ira has been involved in virtually all aspects of the structured finance business with almost every type of securitization, including insurance risk, whole-company, and CDOs and with assets from the traditional to the varied, including corporate loans, swap receivables, repo, and other financial assets, as well as a variety of other unique assets, such as franchise royalties and shipping containers.
He received his B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; a J.D. from the Nova Center for the Study of Law, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review; and an LL.M. in corporations law from the New York University School of Law.