Tombstones by Lawrence Lederman
A Lawyer's Tales from the Takeover Decades

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In Wall Street lingo, tombstones are the black-bordered newspaper notices of corporate mergers. Lederman, who created the recapitalization technique while a partner at Wachtell Lipton, presents richly detailed stories from the takeover wars of the 1980's, informed by his intimate knowledge of the strategies and personalities involved.

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Published March 1, 1992 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 342 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Stressing that a lawyer's stock in trade is judgment (as opposed to that of an investment banker, who mainly brings cash and a bottom-line mind-set to the bargaining table), Lederman provides tellingly detailed accounts of high-stakes control battles in which he was involved.

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A dispatch form the trenches in the corporate merger wars, this candid financial memoir starts out as an autobiographical account of a corporate lawyer's climb to the top.

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