Stuart B. Newman has been engaged in corporate and securities practice for over forty years, focusing on corporate law, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and capital formation through public offerings and private placements.
Stuart studies his clients’ businesses thoroughly and has made valuable contributions on a broad range of business topics such as joint ventures, product development, finance, investment banking, marketing and personnel. He has served as a director on the boards of both publicly-traded and privately held companies, contributing his unique combination of business acumen and broad legal experience. For example, Stuart was selected by the secured lenders of one of the largest commercial laundries in the New York metropolitan area to serve on the Company’s Board as its sole director to guide the Company successfully through a sale of its assets during a Chapter 11 Reorganization Proceeding. In addition, Stuart has developed a network of business, professional and financial contacts which have been of assistance to him and his clients on numerous occasions. For example, following the creation of the Resolution Trust Corporation, Stuart applied his experience in automobile finance transactions to assist a client in the automobile leasing industry to develop a program and format for the purchase of auto loan and lease portfolios from banks which had been taken over by the RTC. Ultimately, over $100 million in secured consumer loans and leases were acquired in this program. Clients within Stuart’s area of expertise include restaurant groups, internet companies, automobile dealerships and auto finance companies, and companies in the merchant cash advance industry.
Stuart has lectured at Cardozo Law School on mergers and acquisitions. has taught a course in business law at Fordham University School of Law as part of its Continuing Legal Education Program, and co-chaired and lectured at a joint CLE program for members of the New York State Legislature and of the Office of the New York State Attorney General. He also lectures in the area of securities regulation and for more than two decades served as Program Chairman of a continuing legal education seminar sponsored every two years by the New York State Association concerning Securities Law. Following the settlement of a federal class action against Prudential Securities in the late 1990’s, Stuart served as a court-appointed arbitrator, hearing and determining dozens of claims involving the sale of limited partnership interests by Prudential to small investors. In addition, Stuart is Founder and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the New York Business Law Journal, a publication of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and an active member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section. He is the author of several published articles including “Significant Issues Arising Under Confidentiality Agreements” (2013) and “Piercing the LLC Veil under New York Law” (2015).
- Force Majeure: What is it Good For? Stuart B. Newman and Allison W. Rosenzweig; NY Business Law Journal, New York State Bar Association, Vol. 22, No. 2, Winter, 2018
- How Dewey & LeBoeuf Failed to Fore-WARN, Stuart B. Newman and Tyler Silvey; NY Business Law Journal, New York State Bar Association, Vol. 21, No. 1, Summer, 2017
- Piercing the LLC Veil Under New York Law, Stuart B. Newman and Tyler Silvey; reprinted with permission from: NY Business Law Journal, Summer 2015, Vol.19, No.1, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
- Significant Issues Arising Under Confidentiality Agreements, Stuart B. Newman and Melvin Katz; NY Business Law Journal, New York State Bar Association, Summer, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013
- When Is a Foreign Corporation Doing Business in New York? New York Business Law Journal
- Retaining and Maintaining Closed Files: Professional Responsibilities, Ethical Considerations and Practice Suggestions, The Senior Lawyer
- Disclosure Obligations of Directors, Officers and Principal Stockholders
- Insider Trading and Corporate Disclosure Rules in the Wake of Carpenter and Basic, 1988 Insider Trading Rules: You Don’t Have to be an Insider, NY Business Law Journal
- Federal Regulation of Securities: An Overview
- An Overview of Disclosure under the Securities Laws, 1994
- Panelist, "The Pandemic is Beyond Your Control, But is it Force Majeure — A Review of Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts," Webinar, New York State Bar Association, March 2020
- Instructor, Business Law, Continuing Legal Education Program, Fordham University School of Law, 1993 – 1995
- Lecturer, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cardozo Law School
- Co-Chair and Lecturer, joint CLE program for members of the New York State Legislature and of the Office of the New York State Attorney General
- Lecturer, Securities Regulation and Program Chairman, Continuing Legal Education seminar, New York State Association concerning Securities Law
HONORS & AWARDS
- Recipient of the 2019 David S. Caplan Award for Meritorious Service to the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association