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Joshua Wechsler
Partner - Corporate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Joshua Wechsler is a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office.
Mr. Wechsler concentrates his practice in corporate finance and the US securities laws, representing issuers, underwriters and sponsors in a variety of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, private placements, investment grade debt offerings, high-yield debt offerings and cross-border financings.
Mr. Wechsler has represented an array of underwriters including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BTIG, Clarksons Platou, Credit Suisse, Fearnley Securities, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, JP Morgan, KBW, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Wells Fargo. In addition, he has acted for a number of issuers including, among others, Extended Stay, Goldman Sachs BDC, Grindrod Shipping, Grupo Televisa, Humana, IDEXX, MasTec, Navios Maritime Holdings (and its related public companies), Perry Ellis, RedBall Acquisition Corp., Seritage, Spanish Broadcasting Systems, Tapestry (f/k/a Coach), and Viavi. Mr. Wechsler has worked on a number of cross-border transactions in Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Singapore and South Africa.
Mr. Wechsler served as a staff attorney in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance from 1994 to 1997.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Wechsler is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in categories including Capital Markets: Global Offerings, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity as well as Capital Markets: High Yield Offerings. Additionally, he is recognized by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 as a Notable Practitioner in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity and Capital Markets: High-Yield.
Professional Associations
Member, Advisory Board, Best Buddies New York.


  • New York
  • Florida


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM – 1994
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, JD – 1993, Associate Editor, Law Review
  • University of Florida, BA – 1990

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