Arthur S. Kaufman

Lecturer in Law

Office: 435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-859-8186
Fax: 212-854-7946
Email: akaufm@law.columbia.edu
Arthur S. Kaufman is currently Of Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.  He joined Fried Frank as a Partner in 1985 and founded the Firm’s Financing Group Practice which he headed until he retired as a Partner in 2010.
 
Mr. Kaufman has represented Fortune 500 Companies, other public and private issuers and major financial institutions, in connection with a wide variety of financing transactions. He has been instrumental in financings for acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, and the development of innovative financing structures for insurance sidecars and other insurance vehicles.  He has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a leading individual in Banking & Finance and by Legal 500 in Finance.
 
Mr. Kaufman is a member of the Developments in Business Financing Subcommittee of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association and a past trustee of the American College of Investment Counsel. He has spoken before these and other professional and industry groups.
 
Mr. Kaufman received his JD in 1971 from Columbia Law School and his AB in 1968 from Columbia College. He is admitted to the bar in New York.