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David H. Sands

Partner
Los Angeles
T: 213.617.5536
F: 213.443.2743
Orange County
T: 714.513.5100
F: 714.513.5130
Overview
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David Sands is a partner and former co-chair of the Firm's Corporate Practice Group. David splits his time among the Firm's Los Angeles, Orange County, and Century City offices.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Sands handles major strategic and institutional transactions involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Mr. Sands concentrates on the representation of companies involved in the media, entertainment and technologies industries and companies involved in the creation and distribution of financial products and financial services in a wide variety of key strategic transactions, including formation planning and initial capitalization, executive compensation structures, Internet and e-commerce arrangements and institutional capital transactions and other forms of equity and debt offerings (public and private), strategic alliances and partnerships, and merger and acquisitions (including take private transactions). He has extensive experience in providing counseling and providing strategic planning for the Firm's clients.

  • 2013 "Most Influential M&A Advisors" in Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 2013 "Top Transactional Attorneys" in Variety's Legal Impact Report
  • 2012 "Game-Changing Attorneys" in Variety's Legal Impact Report
  • Featured in Variety's "Dealmakers Impact Report '08." The profile covers several of his entertainment industry matters: representing Reveille owners in its sale to Shine, Cookie Jar in its purchase of DIC and a dispute with American Greetings, as well as Endemol in its acquisition of 51 Minds and Original Media.
  • Top leading Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Venture Capital) Lawyer, Chambers & Partners', 2007-2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009-2014
  • Legal 500 US, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2008-2012, 2014
  • Which Lawyer?, Corporate/M&A, Practical Law Company, 2009-2012

Articles

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Financial Institutions Law Blog Posts

Newsletters

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Building Relationships for Success," Houlihan Lokey Conference on Financial Services Industry, New York, NY, March 5, 2014