Schwartz, Murray D. Esq.

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Address: 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Lawyer Firm: Warshaw Burstein, LLP
Phone: 866-359-7425
Fax: 212-972-9150
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Website: http://www.wbny.com/

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Murray Schwartz does deals. Over the years, he has been a partner and counsel to several major law firms, including Katten Muchin & Rosenman LLP (where he was Marty Karlinsky’s partner), Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein and Pryor Cashman LLP. He was also General Counsel then Executive Vice President and COO of Ingersoll Publications Company, (later Journal Register Company), which developed, acquired and operated media firms. Under his guidance, the company grew from $30 million to $700 million in annual revenue with 26% EBITDA margins. His practical business experience from this and other enterprises brings unique skills to Karlinsky LLC. Among the major transaction on which he has workedare:

Purchase of sporting goods manufacturer by P/E fund for $200,000,000Purchase and refinancing of Arizona-based sports facilityAcquisition of international sports association and purchase of subsidiary facility (including equity and bank debt to complete purchase)Purchase of mining properties from Rio TintoPurchase of high-tech sensory device company for Homeland SecuritySale of Morgan Steel, a Massachusetts and China-based company to Siemans. Negotiated a price of 14.5 times EBITDA and liability cap of 10% for a cash secure portion 13.8 timesCreation of $400 million China Fund to invest in Chinese manufacturing $50 million financing of a company to provide non-medical services, financial and bookkeeping for doctors’ officesFormation of equity and debt financing of $60 million for acquisition of a group of medical laboratoriesMerger of several insurance brokeragesLicensing program for several sports teamsRepresented sellers of family businesses to strategic, often public buyers, including cash deals and tax-free A or B reorganizationsActed as local counsel on purchase of New York Islanders hockey teamNational Speedsport News – In two years of consulting, helped turn a $600,000 loss into a $1,200,000 profitNew Britain (CT) Herald – Helped turn $400,000 loss into $1,100,000 profit in two years and brokered sale of company for 14 times EBITDABrockton (MA) Enterprise -Helped turn a $1,000,000 profit into a $5,000,000 profit in two years and brokered sale for 10 times EBITDAHandled over thirty five acquisitions and many post-acquisition turnarounds for IngersollWorked on equity raise with Warburg Pincus and several Drexel Burnham high yield bond transactionsNegotiated over sixty collective bargaining agreementsRepresented Ralph Lauren on numerous licensing transactionsRepresented Grey Advertising on TV distribution dealsRepresented Merv Griffin on purchase of television studio and various radio stationsRepresented Jack Klugman on Quincy contractRepresented Dick Van Dyke as television producer

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