Daniel P Schechter, 80 years old, passed away peacefully on March 12th 2023 at his home in Millerton, NY.
Dan graduated from South Side High School in Rockville Centre Long Island before attending Columbia College (graduating 1964) where he played on the Lions football team. He graduated from Columbia law school in 1967.
After having served as law clerk to Judge Richard H. Levet, U.S.D.J., S.D.N.Y, Dan joined the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson where he became partner in 1975 until his retirement in February 2001. He was instrumental in helping the firm expand, leading its move to its headquarters at One New York Plaza. He leant expertise in all aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisition, public offerings, and bankruptcy, while also managing key administrative leadership functions within the firm itself.
Dan was an avid sportsman, who travelled from England to Africa in pursuit of his passion.
Dan is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughter Ellen Tannebaum, son Matthew, grandchildren Jessica Tannebaum, Eli and Benjamin Schechter, and brother John Schechter.
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