Steven G. Perelman

Special Counsel

  • Steven G. Perelman
  • Phone: +1 212 471 4794

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086

Steven G. Perelman practices in the area of corporate law with a focus on advising financial institutions and other corporate clients in a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters. Mr. Perelman’s transactional experience includes advising U.S. and non-U.S. privately and publicly traded companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Skilled in negotiation, business planning, consumer products, sales and securities, Mr. Perelman has particular experience in merger situations and unsolicited takeover offers.

Mr. Perelman has strategic management, acquisition integration, business turnaround, investment valuation, and leadership experience working in various business positions for major consumer products companies, as well as investment management and advisory firms. He is an experienced board member with a demonstrated history of both volunteering and working in the museums and educational institutions industry. Mr. Perelman currently serves on the board of trustees of the Children’s Museum of the Arts and is a former trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design and former Governor of the RISD Museum.

Mr. Perelman is a 1994 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School and Wharton School of Business. Mr. Perelman received his bachelor's degree in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University in 1990.


  • New York


  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, J.D., 1994
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1994
  • Brown University, B.A., 1990


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2021-present
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
    - Associate, 2019-2021
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    - Associate, 2015-2018
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    - Visiting Lawyer, 2014-2015
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York
    - Attorney, 2014
  • Mantiques Modern Gallery
    - Co-owner and Founder, 2004-2014
  • Lipper and Company
    - Research Analyst, Merger Arbitrage, 2001-2002
  • First Sterling Corporation
    - Vice President, Business Development, 2000-2001, 2002-2004
  • Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    - Senior Vice President, Global Beauty Care, 2000
    - Vice President, Business Planning, 1997-1998
    - Vice President, Fragrance Division, 1995-1997
    - Vice President, Corporate Development, 1994-1995
    - Marketing Manager, Haircolor, 1993-1994
  • Sunbeam Corporation
    - Vice President and General Manager, Health at Home Division, 1998-1999

Selected Publications

Representative Matters

  • Represented Addteq, Inc., a leading business solutions provider for enterprise clients, in the sale of its consulting business to Valiantys, a global Atlassian services and consulting firm.

  • Represented the chairman of a manufacturing company in connection with transferring voting control in a closely held family corporation between generations, including negotiating employment agreements, drafting an amended and restated shareholders agreement, and implanting revisions to organizational documents.

  • Represented a biotechnology corporation in (1) a multi-party negotiation of a share exchange agreement, (2) the drafting of a separation agreement and general release between the corporation and an executive officer, and (3) the procurement of a restrictive covenant waiver agreement between a third-party corporation and corporation and its CEO.

  • Represented Fidelity Building Services Group's executive management team in the sale of its business to Onex Partners V, the $7.2 billion private equity platform of investment management firm Onex Corporation; Fidelity is a leading provider of integrated technical building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities.

  • Represented Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced pharmaceutical delivery technologies, in its $44.5 million purchase of the U.S. manufacturing facility of ERYTECH Pharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies by encapsulating therapeutic drug substances inside red blood cells.

  • Represented Firmenich Inc., one of the world's largest producers of flavors and fragrances, in connection with its minority investment in a strategic target with an option to acquire the remainder of the company.

  • Represented the owners of Security Identification Systems Corporation, a security software and hardware integration company, in its multimillion-dollar sale to Bletchley Holding US, Inc., a portfolio company of ACRE Operating Group, LLC, through a merger with its affiliate. ACRE is a global leader in state-of-the-art security systems.

  • Represented Four Springs Capital Trust, a real estate investment trust, and its subsidiaries in connection with the refinancing of a credit facility in the original principal amount of up to $150 million ($50 million subject to an accordion right under the Credit Agreement) with a syndicate of lenders secured by more than 52 real estate properties located in over 17 states.

  • Represented Four Springs Capital Trust, a real estate investment trust, in the initial public offering of its common shares.

  • Represented Four Springs Capital Trust, a private REIT, in connection with Carlyle’s Global Credit platform’s financing up to $300 million in growth capital; Four Springs plans to use the funds to scale its portfolio that includes 122 properties across 29 states.