Associate General Counsel
Randy Merkelson joined American Securities in 2011. The general counsel’s office oversees all legal and regulatory matters affecting American Securities and the funds that it manages, including providing legal and advisory support to the investment teams and the portfolio companies in all matters including mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, financing, contract negotiation, risk mitigation and general corporate matters.
Prior to joining American Securities, Randy spent five and a half years at Paul Hastings LLP as an associate in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group representing companies in diverse industries and leading financial institutions in public and private mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, recapitalizations, financings, and general corporate matters.
Randy received a BA in American Studies from Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.