Randall B. Dorf Associate

New York
T 646.414.6907 | F 973.597.6361

Randy’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and general corporate matters. With a breadth of experience in cross-border transactions–including managing and working with international counsel across multiple jurisdictions–he provides innovative solutions to help clients achieve their goals in a global context. He also guides private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as strategic investors, through a host of complex transactions like acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, strategic investments, joint ventures, and financings.

In addition, Randy navigates corporate and securities law matters for both public and private clients across a wide range of transactions, from IPOs and other registered offerings to Rule 144A offerings, private placements, and all aspects of registration and reporting under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. His practice covers a full spectrum of industries, including technology and software, life sciences, telecommunications, data storage and transport, cosmetics, media, advertising, software, and public utilities.

Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler is advising Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure online collaboration and document sharing solutions, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm. Under the terms of the transaction, stockholders of Diligent, a New Zealand Stock Exchange listed company, will receive $US 4.90 in cash for each share of Diligent stock, a consideration which values Diligent at approximately $US 624 million, including cash. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including stockholder approval, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2Q 2016. Diligent will be a privately-held company upon closing. The Lowenstein team included Marita Makinen, Michael Reinhardt, Victoria Rutwind, Randall Dorf, Marc Lomasky, James Gregory, Darren Goodman, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Matthew Savare, Lisa Harvey, Lowell CitronTheodore Sica and Michael Brosse. , February 14, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its investment in Have & Be Co. Ltd., the South Korean company behind skin care brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. The investment is anticipated to create a strategic opportunity to develop a partnership with one of Korea’s most promising high-growth skin care brands. Terms of the investment have not been disclosed and the deal is expected to close in December. The Lowenstein deal team included Marita Makinen, Jonathan Goodman, Randy Dorf, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, David Lifshitz, Marc Lomasky, Brandon Greenblatt, Matt Savare, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Michael WalutesLesley Adamo and Amiad Kushner. , October 26, 2015
We are representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in connection with the announced agreement to acquire Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the storied fragrance brand established by the iconic perfumer Frédéric Malle (a grandson of Christian Dior).Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in January 2015. The Lowenstein team includes Marita Makinen, Anthony Acevedo, Matt Savare, Michele Alexander, Michael Gooen, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Jeff ShapiroAnnie Nazarian Davydov, Randy Dorf and Lesley Adamo. , November 7, 2014

Related Areas

Capital Markets & Securities
Debt Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Transactions & Advisory Group


Cornell University Law School ( J.D. , 2012 ) , Managing Editor, Cornell International Law Journal, Bench Editor, Moot Court Board; Dean’s List
Williams College ( B.A. , 2009 ) , magna cum laude, Dean’s List; Shirin Shakir Memorial Award for Best Paper in an International Relations Seminar; Stanley D. Kaplan Fellow for Study of American Foreign Policy; Elected to the Honor and Discipline Committee

Bar Admissions

New York


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association