Sad to report.
Bloomberg News reports that he died on May 16 after jumping from his 22nd-floor apartment opposite Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, according to police. His body was found in a tree in the courtyard of 455 Central Park West by the property manager.
In his career at Debevoise, Hertz advised clients on a variety of M&A transactions and published articles about legal issues in deal-making. He led a Debevoise team that advised Landstar System, a global transportation services provider, on the sale in December of its supply chain units to XPO Logistics for $87m.
'We are shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of our partner and friend Steve Hertz', the firm said in an e-mailed statement. 'Steve was an exceptionally warm and caring person, extraordinarily dedicated to our clients, and generous to his colleagues. He will be profoundly missed'.
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