Claude Goetz helps financial institutions, card issuers, and FinTechs get challenging deals done. He provides practical, client-focused advice informed by his time spent working as in-house counsel in the payments industry and by his decades of counseling market-leading financial services companies.
Claude advises clients on business transactions, finance, and commercial legal issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the consumer financial-services space. He counsels parties on credit card-related matters, represents buyers and sellers in private asset and equity acquisitions, and assists licensors and licensees of intellectual property. Increasingly, these matters involve emerging-technology platforms. In addition, Claude has extensive experience with joint ventures, executive employment and severance, governance, corporate counseling, and commercial contracts.
Claude is the current chair of DWT’s financial services practice group and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. He served as the partner-in-charge of the New York office from 2010-2014.
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Admitted to Practice
New York, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
B.A., German, Psychology, Wesleyan University, 1982, with high honors
- Partner, Kay & Boose LLP, New York, N.Y.
- General Counsel, Deluxe Electronic Payments Systems, Inc., Milwaukee
- Associate, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia