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Kenneth S. Mantel

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  • Ken has been consistently named for inclusion to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service for lawyers under 40, since 2014.


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2006

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B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 2003

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  • New York, 2007
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As a corporate attorney with Olshan, Kenneth S. Mantel represents clients in a variety of transactional, securities and general corporate matters.

Ken represents publicly traded and privately held companies in transactional matters ranging from game-changing M&A to ordinary course business partnerships and service contracts, and in financing matters.  He regularly advises SEC reporting companies regarding all manner of reporting and compliance issues.  Ken also support management and boards of directors of public and private entities on day-to-day legal compliance and corporate governance matters.  Additionally, Ken has experience representing investors in proxy contests and other activist situations.

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Represented Alleghany Corporation, a NYSE-listed multinational holding company with a core position in property and casualty reinsurance and insurance, in acquisitions of controlling interests in privately held companies, including R.C. Tway Company, LLC, a manufacturer of custom moving vans for the moving and storage industry, and Bourn & Koch, Inc., a manufacturer and re-manufacturer/retrofitter of precision machine tools.
  • Represented Remark Media, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed global digital media company, in its acquisition of a developer and operator of hotel booking applications.
  • Represented ATRM Holdings, Inc., a holding company listed on NYSE MKT, in its acquisition of a manufacturer of modular housing units.
  • Represented Ness Technologies, Inc., a global provider of information technology solutions and services listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, in its merger with an affiliate of Citi Venture Capital International, a global private equity investment fund.
  • Represented New Century Equity Holdings Corp., a publicly traded holding company, in its acquisition of Wilhelmina International, Ltd., a privately held fashion model management company, and its affiliated entities.
Financing and Capital Markets
  • Represented Alleghany Corporation in a $300 million public offering of senior notes.
  • Represented Remark Media, Inc. in various private placements of equity and debt securities.
  • Represented The LGL Group, Inc., a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of standard and custom engineered electronic components, in a public offering of its common stock.
  • Represented CorMedix Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the treatment of cardiorenal disease, in its initial public offering. 
Proxy Contests and Negotiated Board Representation
  • Represented Starboard Value LP in various successful proxy contests, including with Tessera Technologies, Inc. (all six Starboard nominees elected to the 10-member board) and DSP Group, Inc. (two Starboard nominees elected to the board).

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