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CLAUDIA SIMON IS A PARTNER AT Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. She represents public and private clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, including tender offers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, cross-border acquisitions, auction transactions, defensive strategies, and going-private transactions. She has extensive experience in transactions involving public company targets and chairs the ABA’s Strategic Buyer / Public Target Deal Points Study.
Claudia also represents investment banking firms in connection with their roles as financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions. In addition to her work in the acquisitions arena, Claudia handles securities and general corporate law matters.
Claudia graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions and serves as vice-chair of the Market Trends Subcommittee.
S.H. SPENCER COMPTON IS A VICE president and special counsel in the National Commercial Services Division of First American Title Insurance Co., New York Division, and has served in the same capacity since 2001. He also oversees certain New York 1031 exchange transactions for First American Exchange Company.
With his background in finance / commercial real estate and leasing, Spencer is an invaluable resource to First American’s wide-ranging institutional, corporate, and high net worth client base. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Journal, and The Practical Real Estate Lawyer. He is a prolific CLE lecturer and presenter and is a faculty member for the Practicing Law Institute. Spencer is the budget officer for the New York State Bar Association’s real property law section.