Paul Schulman

Managing Director, Mackenzie Partners

Paul has over twenty years of experience in the proxy solicitation industry and joined MacKenzie Partners in October 2010. He is primarily responsible for advising clients in friendly and contested mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, defending companies facing activist shareholders in proxy contests for board seats, and a broad range of shareholder approval issues.  He also counsels clients facing contentious corporate governance and executive compensation issues, adverse recommendations from the major independent proxy advisory firms and engaging with institutional shareholders.

In the past two years, he has handled over 20 assignments in the energy related sector, including the contentious M&A transactions involving Rice Energy/EQT, Resolute/Cimarex, Rowan/Ensco, Denbury Resources/Penn Virginia, BW LPG/Dorian and SandRidge/Bonanza Creek;  activist defense and proxy fights at Resolute, PDC Energy, Texas Pacific Land and SandRidge, and a number of friendly mergers and mid-stream simplification transactions.

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