Sanford W. Morhouse is a founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Management Partners, LL (BOM) responsible for legal and governance issues. He also is a member of the board of directors of Blue Ocean Technologies LLC (BOT).
Sandy also is Of Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York. Prior to joining Schulte in 2012, Mr. Morhouse spent his entire legal career at the New York firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, subsequently Dewey Ballantine LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP.
Over his 40 plus years of active practice, Mr. Morhouse focused in the areas of corporate and real estate finance, representing primarily institutional investors. In the latter half of his career he focused his practice on the creation of public and private investment vehicles, representing major private pension funds, investment advisors and fund sponsors.
At various times throughout his career at Dewey, Mr. Morhouse chaired the firm’s Real Estate and Private Equity Groups and co-chaired the firm’s Corporate Department. From 1987 until opting for Of Counsel status in 2006, Mr. Morhouse served on the firm’s Management Committee and, from 1998, the firm’s Executive Committee, co-chairing those Committees after 2003. During Mr. Morhouse’s tenure in the firm’s management, Dewey Ballantine achieved noteworthy successes in the legal profession and expanded its footprint internationally. He was recognized in Chambers USA as a leader in the field of private equity/fund formation and in Best Lawyers in America as a leader in the field of real estate law.
Mr. Morhouse received his B.A. with honors in history from Williams College in 1966 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1969. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the New York City Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Benedictine Foundation in Ridgely, MD and of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in New York City where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ticonderoga Association, the private organization that owns and operates Fort Ticonderoga and preserves the legacy of our military in the founding of our nation.