NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) announces that Aneliya S. Crawford has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Shareholder Activism and M&A and Securities Groups. A leading lawyer in the activism sector, Ms. Crawford represents hedge funds and other large investors as well as corporate clients in matters concerning shareholder activism, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers and corporate governance. She comes to SRZ from Olshan Frome Wolosky.
Having represented activist investors in connection with more than 100 major shareholder activism campaigns, Ms. Crawford has extensive experience providing strategic guidance to investors on activist strategies, including proxy contests, consent solicitations, letter-writing campaigns, settlement negotiations and hostile takeovers. She provides counsel to clients on their equity investments in public companies, and she also represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and asset and stock purchase transactions.
"We are thrilled to have Aneliya join our team," commented Marc Weingarten, co-chair of SRZ's global Shareholder Activism Group. "2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for shareholder activism, and her background and experience will be a great asset to our clients."
Eleazer Klein, co-chair of the Shareholder Activism Group, added, "Aneliya is recognized for her market-leading expertise and she brings to the firm significant experience advising on many high-profile activist campaigns."
SRZ is well-known for handling all types of shareholder activism situations, from the straightforward to the most complex and sophisticated campaigns. SRZ recently advised: Elliott Management in connection with its interactions with Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a major petroleum refining, marketing and transportation company; JANA Partners in entering into a cooperation agreement with Harris Corporation, a leading technology, defense contractor and information technology services provider; and Altimeter Capital Management in its successful shareholder activist campaign at United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines.
"We are pleased to have Aneliya join the firm. She is an excellent addition to our highly regarded shareholder activism practice," said Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of SRZ's Executive Committee.
"Schulte has a dominant presence in the activism market and the lawyers are renowned for their sophisticated practices. I am very excited to be a part of this stellar team," commented Ms. Crawford. She received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A. from American University in Bulgaria.
To visit SRZ's Shareholder Activism Resource Center, click here.
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