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Leslie E. Kersey

Counsel

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5545
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Leslie E. Kersey is Counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office.  Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions.  Leslie has represented public and private companies, financial institutions and private equity funds, advising on a diverse range of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, minority investments, venture capital, commercial contracts, corporate governance and other corporate matters. She has experience with transactions involving REITs and Shar’iah law compliance and represents clients across a wide range of industries, including asset management, real estate, health care, aviation, transportation, energy, media and entertainment, fitness and restaurant franchises.

Leslie is fluent in French and speaks Spanish and Japanese proficiently.

Leslie E. Kersey is Counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office.  Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions.  Leslie has represented public and private companies, financial institutions and private equity funds, advising on a diverse range of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, minority investments, venture capital, commercial contracts, corporate governance and other corporate matters. She has experience with transactions involving REITs and Shar’iah law compliance and represents clients across a wide range of industries, including asset management, real estate, health care, aviation, transportation, energy, media and entertainment, fitness and restaurant franchises.

Leslie is fluent in French and speaks Spanish and Japanese proficiently.

Education

  • J.D., Boston College, cum laude

  • M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

  • B.A., Northwestern University, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • New York

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Accolades

  • Recognized as a Recommended Attorney for M&A/Corporate and Commercial by The Legal 500 (2019)
  • Named by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro “Rising Star” in Mergers & Acquisitions (2014-2018)
  • Selected by Legal Media Group as a “Rising Star in Mergers & Acquisitions” for the United States, LMG Expert Guides (2015-2018)
  • Named by Chambers USA as an “Associate to Watch” - Leading Corporate/M&A Attorneys (2014-2015)
  • Recipient of Sanctuary for Families “Above & Beyond” Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy (2012)