George Washington University
Claude Baum is a partner of YK Law LLP and Co-Chair of its Corporate Department, resident in New York City. As a practicing corporate lawyer in New York for over 35 years, he has extensive experience in the areas of M&A, securities, hedge funds, investment management, corporate finance, distressed debt, trading, bank lending, SEC reporting and compliance, cryptocurrencies, and corporate reorganizations.
Mr. Baum is a seasoned legal adviser and advocate who has successfully served as general counsel and transaction counsel to private and public companies, start-up ventures, private investment funds, registered investment advisers, private equity firms and major financial institutions. He has strong expertise in structuring and negotiating a wide variety of transactions, contracts and legal relationships for and among US- and foreign-based companies (public and private) and their investors.