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Wayne H. Davis

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Wayne H. Davis


Wayne H. Davis is co-chair of Tannenbaum Helpern's Investment Management Practice and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Wayne advises U.S. and non-U.S domiciled venture capital, private equity and hedge funds, as well as family offices, on all aspects of their business, including structuring and formation, governing regulation, seed capital and financing arrangements, and the implementation of select investment strategies. Wayne has represented numerous investment funds, financial institutions and investors in connection with counter-party defaults and liquidations, including in the context of the Lehman Brothers and MF Global-related insolvency proceedings in both the U.S. and the U.K., as well as in numerous investment fund insolvency-related matters.

As head of the firm's Creditors' Rights and Business Reorganizations Practice, Wayne represents investment funds and financial institutions as secured and unsecured creditors, domestic and foreign institutional and corporate lenders in loan transactions, loan workouts and corporate restructurings, and institutional, corporate and partnership clients in mergers, acquisitions and securitization transactions. Wayne's practice also includes the representation of investment funds and institutional creditors and acquirers and sellers of distressed businesses, assets, securities and claims.

Wayne Davis has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

Areas of Focus:

  • Financial Services, Hedge Funds and Capital Markets:
  • Fund formation and counseling
  • Fund-linked structured products
  • Fund-related financing transactions
  • Creditors Rights and Business Reorganizations:
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Creditor representations
  • Distressed asset/debt acquisitions and sales



  • Queens College, City University of New York, 1980, B.A., Economics and Accounting
  • Honors: Cum Laude

Law School:

  • Fordham University School of Law, 1984, J.D.
  • Honors: Cum Laude

Prior Affiliations:

  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (Counsel)
  • Dewey Ballantine LLP(Associate)



  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Managed Funds Association
  • INSOL International
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Award Recognition

  • Martindale Hubbell: AV Pre-eminent Rating
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