Daniel Ganitsky is co-head of our global Private Equity and M&A Group and a member of the Latin America Practice Group. Over the course of his career, Daniel has had significant roles in numerous public company transactions, acquisitions of private companies or businesses, restructurings, proxy contests and financial advisor representations. Since joining Proskauer less than a decade ago, he has worked on over 125 publicly announced transactions with an aggregate value of more than $175 billion.
In 2014, Law360 selected Daniel as one of ten "Rising Stars" in mergers & acquisitions and two years earlier, M&A Advisor selected Daniel as one of the top 40 M&A professionals under the age of 40. He also has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Latin America and Super Lawyers. Daniel has also been recognized as a notable M&A lawyer by IFLR 1000.
Chambers notes that he is "very business-oriented", "added value to the transaction" and is "much admired by clients for his dedication, M&A expertise and ability to drive negotiations through to completion." Chambers also states that he is an "exceptional performer," "easy to deal with," has the "capacity to outsmart the counterparty with his ability to negotiate" and "has received great acclaim as one of the most promising younger partners in the market." The Legal 500 points out that Daniel is a "trusted advisor" who is "sharp – a fast thinker and very responsive and technical" and is noted for his "solving of problems," "expertise and common sense" and "complete knowledge and understanding of the complexities of conducting an M&A project." The Legal 500 also says that Daniel is "a recognized specialist in Latin America M&A – a hands on partner" who is "a pleasure to work with."
Since joining Proskauer in the summer of 2010, Daniel has been particularly active in the Firm's representation of clients in public company transactions, cross border matters and private equity investments. Daniel was also part of the team that represented the Pac-12 Conference in the creation of Pac-12 Networks, an innovative arrangement providing unprecedented exposure for the conference's athletic and academic programs.
In addition to his transactional work, Daniel routinely advises corporations, stockholders, directors and officers in connection with SEC reporting obligations and periodic reports (including proxy statements, registration statements, Form 8-Ks, and Schedule 13Ds), formation of entities, board governance, stockholders affairs, SEC no-action letters, "poison pen" letters, shareholder rights plans and other corporate law and securities matters.
Born in Colombia, Daniel is fluent in Spanish and has worked on transactions throughout Latin America with many of the leading law firms and investment banks in the region.
Chambers USA: New York – Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (Recognised Practitioner) 2014-2016
Chambers USA: New York, Latin American Investment 2016-2018
Chambers Global: Brazil, Corporate M&A: International 2017-2019
Chambers Global: Brazil, Corporate: International 2015-2016
Chambers Global: Latin America-wide, Corporate/M&A 2013-2022
Chambers Global: USA: Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise) 2016-2021
Chambers Global: USA: Corporate/M&A 2014-2015
Chambers Latin America: Corporate/M&A 2013-2023
Chambers Latin America: Corporate/M&A: International: Brazil 2014-2019
New York Super Lawyers 2015-2020
IFLR 1000: M&A: Notable Practitioner 2020-2022
Law360 Rising Star 2014
"40 Under 40" Recognition Award, M&A Advisor 2012
The Legal 500 United States: Mergers & Acquisitions & Buyouts: Large Deals 2013-2018
The Legal 500 United States: Real Estate 2018
The Legal 500 United States: Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: Private Equity Buyouts 2014, 2021-2022
The Legal 500 United States: M&A Corporate & Commercial: Large Deals ($1bn+) 2019-2022
The Legal 500 United States: Real Estate 2019
The Legal 500 Latin America: Corporate and M&A: International Firms 2012-2022
Acritas Star Lawyer 2018-2021