Jack Fritts is senior counsel in Cadwalader's New York office. He handles corporate, securities and commercial law issues for numerous companies, including establishment, management, financing, growth and restructuring. He is involved in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex transactions, including public and private financings, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and start-ups, both nationally and globally. He is currently active in spearheading Cadwalader's Beijing office. He has recently advised on the creation of an international chain of private schools, ocean-going transportation, and bio-technology issues.
In the past several years he has handled the creation of a new media company, bought, sold and financed a number of companies and large quantities of gold, silver and other commodities, and represented the issuer in several IPOs. He represented the government of Paraguay in the privatization of Yacyreta and the Argentine government in the privatization of Argentina's airports and a major bank. He has recently represented Greek shipping interests in rescuing a Swedish public company from a hostile takeover attempt. He also represents several public companies on a continuing basis, and has recently been involved in going private transactions and MBO's.
Jack earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.