A Conversation with Steven Daniels ’92, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Steven J. Daniels '92 has a broad-ranging corporate practice, focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and securities law matters. Mr. Daniels also advises clients on issues of Delaware law, including fiduciary duty and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Daniels has represented numerous public and private companies and investment funds in connection with negotiated acquisitions and dispositions in both distressed and traditional settings, including mergers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, and the purchase and sale of securities, assets and business units.

Mr. Daniels has significant experience representing private equity sponsors, including JLL Partners, Health Evolution Partners and Fortress Investment Group, in structuring acquisition and recapitalization transactions, as well as in acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies. Representative transactions include the formation of JLL Partners’ Education Affiliates portfolio company through the acquisition of nine for-profit post-secondary educational service providers.

Mr. Daniels works extensively with the structuring and formation of limited liability companies and other alternative entities for use in private equity transactions, joint ventures and other complex business arrangements. Mr. Daniels also has advised companies such as Delphi Corporation, Sunbeam Corporation, HealthSouth Corporation, Polaroid Corporation and Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. on the corporate aspects of financial restructurings. He has represented companies such as Eli Lilly & Co., Fortress Investment Group, Azimuth Holdings, LLC and Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. in connection with complex internal restructuring transactions.

Mr. Daniels repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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