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James Z. Fang

James Z. Fang


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2006


  • New York

Jimmy Fang’s practice focuses on representing public and private companies with their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, investments, restructurings and general corporate matters. He also advises public companies and their boards of directors in connection with corporate governance, securities and strategic matters.

Jimmy’s clients include strategics and private equity sponsors across a wide range of industries, including financial services, food and beverage, healthcare and media.

Jimmy is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Corporate Law.

Selected Matters

  • Apollo Global Management in its $1.6 billion sale of CKE Restaurants to Roark Capital; and its $1.36 billion acquisition of The Fresh Market.*
  • Ares Capital in connection with its investments in Eduk Group and InfiLaw.*
  • BrightSphere in its $240 million acquisition of a majority interest in Landmark Partners.*
  • Chelsea Therapeutics in its sale to Lundbeck for up to $658 million.*
  • Conifer Financial Services in its sale to The Carlyle Group.*
  • Diageo in connection with its acquisitions, joint ventures and investments relating to various spirit brands.*
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group in its $18.7 billion merger with Keurig Green Mountain.*
  • Evolution Markets in its sale to Xpansiv.*
  • Jackson National Life in the sale of its broker-dealer business to LPL financial for $448 million.*
  • McKinsey & Company in connection with numerous acquisitions, joint ventures and investments, including its acquisition of Candid Partners.*
  • MetLife in its sale of two broker-dealer affiliates to Cetera Financial Group.*
  • Mitsui in its $550 million minority investment and strategic transaction with CIM Group.*
  • Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation in its terminated $3.4 billion merger with Equity Commonwealth and its subsequent $4.0 billion merger with Industrial Logistics Properties Trust.*
  • New State Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous recapitalizations, add-on acquisitions and divestitures.*
  • Pearson in connection with several divestitures, including its $1 billion sale of a 22% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann.*
  • Penske Media Corporation in its acquisition of Fairchild Fashion Media from Condé Nast.*
  • Pfizer in its $2.38 billion sale of its Capsugel business to KKR; and its $3.6 billion acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals.*
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Inviragen.*
  • The New York Times Company in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including its acquisitions of Hello Society and The Wirecutter.*
  • Varsity Healthcare Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous recapitalizations, add-on acquisitions and divestitures, including its sale of EyeCare Services Partners to Harvest Partners.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Cahill.