Meir Katz is a tax partner and member of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group. His practice focuses on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters in corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings, and on the design, negotiation and implementation of employee agreements and equity-based incentive and other compensation programs for public and private companies, financial sponsors, management groups and individual executives. Previously, for several years, he was a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, in which he worked on domestic and cross-border transactions for many of the firm’s private equity and corporate clients.
Mr. Katz is recommended by Chambers USA (2023), where clients note he is “an excellent practitioner and is detail-oriented.” He has also been described as “really smart, really thoughtful,” “excellent, responsive” and “a clear communicator” who is “extremely knowledgeable, both technically and commercially.” Mr. Katz is recognized as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 US (2023), where he is said to be “a great collaborator and negotiator.”
Mr. Katz received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2004, Order of the Coif, and served as editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Law Review. Mr. Katz was admitted to the bar in New York in 2005 and has been with Debevoise since 2005. Prior to Debevoise, Mr. Katz served as a law clerk in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2004–2005.