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Reid Feldman


Phone: + (33) Fax: + (33) Paris

Reid Feldman is a partner at Kramer Levin. His principal areas of practice include:

  • corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions;
  • financial and banking matters, including corporate finance, structured finance, advice to fiduciaries and trust structures;
  • insurance and reinsurance matters including coverage issues, treaties, alternative risk transfer and regulatory matters;
  • advice to individual clients and family offices; and
  • litigation and arbitration, including litigation on financial matters, commercial disputes, insolvencies and insurance/reinsurance claims and arbitrations.
Mr. Feldman is a member of the bars of Paris and Washington, D.C. He received his education at Columbia University (B.A.), Yale Law School (J.D.; member, Yale Law Journal) and Oxford University (M. Litt.).

His past presentations and publications include: “2013 European Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study” (ABA Business Law Section, M&A Committee, October 2013;) “Crowdfunding in France” (June 2013); “Euro-crisis update - focus on non-sovereign investments” (March 2013); “Le Trustee face aux autorités fiscales et autres” (February 2013); “US-EU Mutual Recognition in Securities Markets” (May 2008); “Unintended Consequences? The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on Global Capital Markets” (March 2007); “Corporate Governance Trends and D&O Insurance” (October 2004); “Mener à bien l’acquisition à l’amiable d’une entreprise américaine” (October 1998); and Les aspects juridiques des affaires aux Etats-Unis (CFCE, 1990).

Mr. Feldman serves on the Board of Advisors of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), the ABA TIPS International Committee (Vice-Chair); the European Crowdfunding Network; and the ABA Business Law Section M&A Committee (Chair, European Deal Points Study). 

Mr. Feldman is ranked with a strong reputation (forte notoriété) in Acquisition finance ; with a highly regarded practice (pratique réputée) in Insurance/Reinsurance litigation and in Securitization and structured finance ; with a regarded practice (pratique de qualité) in Arbitration (Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit 2015). 

He is quoted in the 4* band (max 5*) in Specialty litigation, including construction and insurance (2014-2015), and is ranked in the 1* band (max 5*) International Arbitration rankings released by Option Droit & Affaires (2014).

He was also ranked by Legal 500 Paris 2013 in Insurance, and Mergers & Acquisitions: the clients feel that they are ‘in good hands and can rely completely on the firm’s advice’. The team is composed of experienced professionals with Reid Feldman reviewed as a ‘high-caliber’ lawyer. The firm acts in regulatory matters, litigation and reinsurance, and assists in private equity funds.

He was also ranked by Legal 500 Paris 2013 for being a ‘very good lawyer’ who is often consulted by large insurance companies.

Finally, he is ranked by IFLR 1000 2014 in Mergers & Acquisitions for participating in the firm’s parallel practices in banking, competition and constitutional law.

Reid Feldman of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a ‘very good lawyer’ who is often consulted by large insurance companies. The firm resolves regulatory, litigation and reinsurance matters. (Legal 500 Paris 2013)

J.D. Yale Law School
  • Member, Yale Law Journal
M. Litt. University of Oxford  
B.A. Columbia University  
Paris (France)
District of Columbia
    -American Bar Association:  Mergers & Acquisitions Committee (Chair, European Private Target M&A Deal Points Study; Joint Venture Task Force - member for France); International Business Law Committee (Chair, European Subcommittee); Aircraft Financing Subcommittee
    -Comite Francais de l’Arbitrage
    -Board of Advisors, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
    -European Crowdfunding Network