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Senior-level transactional lawyer with more than twenty-five years experience representing public and private companies in high-technology, entertainment, real estate, venture capital, and energy sectors. Adept at building consensus among all principal parties. Skilled in structuring and documenting complex corporate, securities, joint venture, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, franchises and other transactional matters. Several years of concurrent general counsel and business management experience.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS ($1+ Billion of Transactions)

Provided corporate finance and securities counsel on matters involving $300+ million of venture capital, private placements, and/or registered public offerings (pursuant to application of, or exemption from, 1933 Securities Act, 1934 Securities Exchange Act, and/or 1940 Investment Company Act).

Provided corporate and securities counsel for a major Los Angeles developer in connection with a series of private placements to finance the conversion of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles warehouses into $150+ million of ultra-modern “work-live” rental lofts.

Handled legal agreements involving my client, the leading “second screen” technology company, including agreements between my client and major studios and other counterparties with regard to various television programs and represented client on several rounds of venture capital that has seen the value of the Company increase to $100 million, as the Company is now poised to exploit the retail market via joint ventures with a major airline and major point of sale company.

Handled all legal and business affairs relative to the organization and funding of internet commerce site that utilizes social media to re-define the way in which new and used cars for sale are matched with geographically-nearby potential customers.

Raised $6 million as co-principal of a limited partnership on behalf of an alternative energy company with a proprietary clean coal technology. Served as the company’s corporate finance and securities counsel for $50+ million of 1933 Act-exempt private placements and 1934 Act compliance. Represented the company in negotiation and documentation of joint venture agreements with Shell Mining Company, Mitsubishi, and the U.S. Department of Energy for financing and construction of a $100+ million demonstration plant. Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for company developing a $600 million coal-to-oil processing plant in Kentucky that is anticipated to be the first of 15 such facilitates in the U.S. and an equal number in China.

Managed, in an executive capacity as Vice-President – Real Estate and Finance, construction of two 40-acre shopping centers, valued at $40+ million, which were completed on time and within budget. Responsibilities included management and leasing of 50 shopping centers, valued at $200+ million, in the Southwestern U.S.

Arranged initial $2 million of equity financing and served as corporate finance and securities counsel for the first company in the United States to provide telephone service over the Internet.

Syndicated and co-developed a $40+ million project to sell more than 100 homes in a high-end mobile home park subdivision in Eldorado County, California.

Handled all legal and business affairs relative to the production and/or distribution of 22 independently financed films. Provided production legal services for various independent films. Represented numerous tax shelter projects and raised millions of dollars in tax shelter financing for various projects.