Howard Chatzinoff

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

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5th Avenue 767
New York 10153 NY US

Howard Chatzinoff is Co-Head of Weil’s Transactions Practice and is based in New York. Mr. Chatzinoff has a wide-ranging corporate and securities law practice, with particular emphasis on public and private merger and acquisition transactions, dispositions, spinoffs, and joint ventures.

He counsels a diverse range of clients and boards of directors on governance, fiduciary duty, corporate control, and other corporate and strategic matters. He also regularly represents several of the bulge-bracket investment banks in their merger and acquisition advisory activities.

Recent Experience:

  • General Electric Company in its strategic plan to sell most of GE Capital’s assets
  • General Electric Company and Synchrony Financial in GE’s $20.4 billion offer to exchange Synchrony common stock for GE common stock, completing the separation of Synchrony from GE
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC in its $4.6 billion sale of substantially all of its global business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC in its acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster Inc.
  • CBS in its development of CBS Sports Radio, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week lineup of national programming from CBS RADIO and CBS Sports
  • Carlin America, Inc. in its $245 million sale to Round Hill Music, LLC
  • Citadel Broadcasting in its $2.5 billion acquisition by Cumulus Media
  • Cardinal Health in its spinoff of CareFusion
  • Houghton Mifflin in the sale of its college division to Cengage Learning
  • Hughes Supply in its merger with Home Depot

Mr. Chatzinoff is active in the New York community, serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of PENCIL, an organization that inspires innovation in NYC’s public schools through private-public partnerships.


  • Princeton University (B.S.E., 1974)
  • University of Virginia (J.D., 1977)

Admissions : New York State


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