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Claude A. Baum

New York
(212) 259-7311
cbaum@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

New York


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Corporate/Transactional
General Corporate & Commercial
Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance
Capital Markets
Employment
Financial Services Firms, Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisors
Funds
Venture Finance & Emerging Companies
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private equity/Venture Capital
Global Finance Investment
Finance and Restructuring
Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
Asset Based Lending
Strategic Counseling and Portfolio Development
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency


ACCREDITATIONS

EDUCATION

JD, George Washington University, 1984; BA, SUNY Albany, 1981


LANGUAGES

English

Claude Baum is a corporate lawyer and Partner in the firm, having practiced in New York City for over 30 years.

Throughout his law firm career, Mr. Baum has focused on securities, M&A, and other financial transactions, and he also served as General Counsel to a distressed credit hedge fund manager. He marries his law firm and asset management industry experiences in providing legal and strategic advice to both “buy-side” and sell-side” clients.

Mr. Baum has extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities, investment management, alternative investments, distressed debt and claims trading, bank lending, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate reorganizations. He has strong expertise in structuring and negotiating a wide variety of transactions, contracts and legal relationships - sophisticated and simple - for and among US- and foreign-based companies and their investors.

Mr. Baum is a seasoned legal adviser and advocate, having served as in-house and outside general counsel to private and public companies, start-up ventures, private investment funds, registered investment advisers, private equity firms, and the world's largest brand name financial institutions.