Practice Areas

Corporate and Securities Law

Education

New York University, College of Business and Public Administration (B.S., cum laude, 1981)

Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1984). 

Bar Admissions

New York

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Aris Haigian
Partner

Email: ahaigian@kanekessler.com
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Tel: 212.519.5125
Fax: 212.245.3009


Aris Haigian is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group and is engaged in representing and advising clients in all aspects of corporate, securities and commercial law.  He has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities (including initial public offerings and secondary placements of securities), representing both issuers and underwriters, general corporate representation, including the negotiation of executive employment, shareholder and partnership agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, bank financings and various other commercial matters. 

Mr. Haigian has represented trustees and borrowers in several complex debt offerings under the Trust Indenture Act, as well as borrowers and lenders in major asset-based, term and revolving credit facilities, both secured and unsecured.  Mr. Haigian’s practice also encompasses advising Boards of Directors and Special Committees of Boards with respect to their fiduciary and other duties in connection with merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance issues.

While in law school, Mr. Haigian served as Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal, and is the author of the Note, "The Separate Entity Fiction Exposed: Disregarding Self-Serving Recitals of Juridical Autonomy in Nationalization Cases", which analyzed a case involving complex banking and corporate issues in an international business transaction that was ultimately decided by the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Haigian's publication was cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in support of its holding in a case involving similar issues.   Mr. Haigian is also the author of an article discussing various considerations under applicable Federal and State securities and related laws in connection with the adoption of a stock repurchase program by public companies entitled “Roadmap for Implementing a Stock Repurchase Program”, which was published in the New York Law Journal

Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society)
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society)

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Representative Engagements:

A.  Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Represented public company in its sale to a multinational defense contractor for $4.5 billion.
  • Represented NYSE-listed company in its $1.1 billion acquisition of an NYSE-listed manufacturer and distributor of tactical wheeled military vehicles.
  • Represented Fortune 500 public company in its acquisition of a consumer products company from a private equity firm for $200 million.
  • Represented nationwide health club chain in its sale to a public company for approximately $200 million in cash and publicly-traded NYSE common stock.
  • Represented NYSE-listed company in its acquisition of an AMEX-listed manufacturer and distributor of industrial products for $140 million.
  • Represented public company in its simultaneous acquisition of two privately-owned companies in the outdoor sports and recreation industry for an aggregate purchase price of $135 million.
  • Represented public company in its acquisition of several European companies engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distributing various industrial and commercial products for prices ranging from $20 million to $50 million.
  • Represented private group of investors in their acquisition of a multinational beauty packaging division of a public corporation in a $20 million leveraged transaction.

 B.  Capital Markets and Bank Financings:

  • Represented various public and private companies in numerous public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, including issuances of common stock, warrants, senior notes and senior subordinated secured notes, in amounts ranging from $10 million to $400 million.
  • Represented various public companies as borrowers in numerous credit facilities involving secured and unsecured revolving, term and asset-based loans in amounts ranging from $20 million to $1.1 billion with major money center banks as lenders.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Roadmap for Implementing a Stock Repurchase Program           (Published in the New York Law Journal).
  • The Separate Entity Fiction Exposed: Disregarding Self-Serving Recitals of Juridical Autonomy in Nationalization Cases
    (Published in the Fordham International Law Journal).