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Lawrence M. Braun

Partner
Los Angeles
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Larry Braun is the former Co-Chairman of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Braun holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and has attained the New Jersey C.P.A. Certificate Requirements. Mr. Braun was previously a managing director of the largest private investment banking firm on the west coast. Mr. Braun is resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office where he represents public and private companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and general business.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Braun is an advisor to clients ranging from family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations in many diverse industries such as high-tech and computers, health care, consumer goods, aerospace and defense, and grocery and food service. His principal areas of practice are general corporate law, corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisition transactions, contractual matters (including licensing and distribution arrangements), healthcare transactions and general business counseling.

  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Most Influential M&A Advisors, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2013
  • Top Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal 500, 2007-2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007-2014
  • Which Lawyer?, Corporate/M&A, Practical Law Company, 2007-2012
  • Top corporate lawyer in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2007
  • Finalist, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers In America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2007
  • Top Dealmaker, Lawdragon, 2007
  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2006-2009, 2011-2015

Transaction Experience

Mergers and acquisitions of both private and public companies - (primary responsibility for approximately 500 transactions)

Cross-Border Transactions

Distressed company M&A transactions, including in bankruptcies

Complex "corporate divorces" through redemptions and dissolutions 

Numerous private placements of equity and debt securities

Joint venture(s) and strategic alliances

Executive incentive plans for private companies

Negotiation of numerous complex business and financial relationships

Representative Transactions

Mergers and Acquisitions; Recapitalizations

Represented Solid Concepts, Inc. and its owners in its merger with Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS)

Represented Sanders Industries in the sale of its business to Industrial Growth Partners

Represented Hall & Foreman, Inc., a multidisciplinary design firm in its sale to David Evans and Associates, Inc.

Represented ScribeAmerica, LLC in its sale of a controlling equity interest to Chicago Growth Partners

Represented Wazana Brothers International, Inc. dba Micro Solutions Enterprises in the sale to Clover Technologies Group, LLC

Represented the controlling shareholders of XYPRO Technology Corporation in management buyout transaction

Represented Lignetics, Inc. in a reverse triangular merger with Taglich Private Equity, LLC

Represented Autism Spectrum Therapies, LLC in its sale to Learn-It Systems, LLC

Represented OmniForce, LLC in its acquisition of Project Sport, LLC

Represented Professional Hospital Supply, Inc. in its sale to Medline Industries, Inc.

Represented CauseForce, Inc. in its sale of an equity interest to Bregal Partners

Represented Universal Services of America in its sale of an equity interest to Partners Group

Represented National Technical Systems, Inc. in its sale to Aurora Capital Group

Represented GNW -Evergreen Insurance Services, LLC in a sale of substantially all of its assets to a subsidiary of Hub International Ltd.

Represented SAS Safety Corp. in its sale of substantially all of its assets to a subsidiary of Bunzl plc (LON: BUNZL)

Represented LRJ Enterprises, Inc. and certain affiliates in their acquisition of Marketing Software Company, LLC from V12 Holdings Inc. and Datagence, Inc.

Represented the owners of Subsea Global Solutions, LLC, in their sale of a controlling equity interest in to Lariat Partners

Represented Lexington Acquisition, Inc. in the purchase of assets of California Art Products Co.

Represented Sanders Industries in the sale of its subsidiary, Alloy Die Casting Co., to the Gladstone Companies

Represented OmniForce, LLC in its acquisition of Pacific Shoreline Marathon, LLC

Represented Trojan Battery Company and its affiliates in the sale of a controlling equity interest to Charlesbank Capital Partners

Represented GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) in its acquisition of operations of the Pratt & W hitney Rocketdyne business from United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX)

Represented Mu x Industries, Inc. dba Ram Board in a sale of assets to a subsidiary of Garland Industries, Inc.

Represented the owners of EBD Group AG, EBD Grou p GmbH and European Business Development Group, Inc. in the sale of stock to Informa Group plc (LSE: INF)

Represented Universal Protection Service, LP in its acquisition of all the stock of W exler Enterprises, Inc.

Represented Sanders Industries in a sale of assets of Ultracast, LLC to Armstrong Mold Corporation

Represented Universal Protection Service, LLC in its acquisition of assets of Castleguard Security, Inc.

Represented the owners of The MPB Group, LLC (the Beryl Companies) in its sale to Stericycle, Inc.

Represented Creative Circle, LLC in its sale to Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity

Represented Consolidated Precision Products Corp. in its acquisition of ESCO Corporation’s Turbine Technologies Group

Represented The Salter Group, LLC and its majority members in a sale of assets to FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN)

Represented PRV Aerospace, LLC in its acquisition of the stock of Astro Spar Inc.

Represented CDL Systems Ltd. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)

Represented the Management Shareholders of Correctional Healthcare Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition by GTCR

Represented Gold Tip, LLC in the sale of all of its membership interests to Bushnell Inc.

Represented Modern Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates in its reorganization and subsequent sale of its specialty pharmacy operations to a subsidiary of Altamont Capital Partners

Represented the owner-managers of InfraConsult LLC in a sale of their company to HDR Engineering, Inc.

Represented Corva, LLC and Jerry Simonsen in connection with the acquisition of common and preferred securities of Corva Holdings, LLC

Represented Security Forces, LLC d/b/a Universal Protection Service in its acquisition of the assets of Regent Security Services, Inc.

Represented Rebel Distributors Corp., a privately-held company, and its shareholders in the sale of all of Rebel's capital stock to PSS World Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSSI)

Represented Arcadian Management Services, Inc. in its sale to Humana Inc.

Represented NC Dynamics Incorporated and its shareholders in a sale of stock to Aerospace Holdings, Inc.

Represented Universal Services of America, Inc. in its acquisition of Security Forces, Inc.

Represented Sanders Industries in its acquisition of the stock of CMI Rubber Company, Inc.

Represented Snak-King Corp. in its acquisition of the assets and real estate of C.J. Vitner Co. and its affiliates

Represented Dynamic Medical Systems, Inc. and its shareholders in the sale of its equity to Invacare Continuing Care, Inc.

Represented an internet-based healthcare service company in the sale of its stock to a strategic buyer

Represented the owners of Miami Diver, Inc. in a merger transaction with Parker Diving Service Inc. and its affiliates

Represented ACT Litigation Services, Inc. in the sale of it assets to an affiliate of The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM)

Represented Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation in the sale of the Information Technology Outsourcing Contract for the County of San Diego and related assets

Represented Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) in a reverse triangular merger with iChange Network, Inc.

Represented Nelson Name Plate Company in the sale of its capital stock to an affiliate of Superior Capital Partners LLC

Represented Herbalife Manufacturing, LLC in the asset acquisition of Micelle Laboratories, Inc.

Represented Consolidated Precision Products, an entity owned by Arlington Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Wollaston Alloys, Inc.

Represented Sanders Industries in the acquisition of stock of Fabritech, Inc.

Represented Kelcourt Plastics, Inc. in the sale of assets to PPC Industries, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in the purchase of assets of EchoStorm Worldwide, LLC

Represented Lenovo Group Limited in connection with its acquisition of the stock of Dingus Labs, Inc., dba Switchbox Labs

Represented Taiwan-based DM Label Group in its acquisition by Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY)

Represented Universal Protection Service in the acquisition of Shield Security and Bower Security

Represented The City of Pasadena/The Rose Bowl in the Rose Bowl Renovation Project which raised approximately $156 Million in a bond financing (the largest offering in the city's history) in order to renovate The Rose Bowl

Represented Raybern Foods, Inc. in the sale of a controlling interest in its subsidiary Raybern Foods, LLC to TSG Raybern, Inc.

Represented Mars Air Systems, LLC in the sale of assets of its Ares division to Essick Air Products, Inc.

Represented L.A. Die Casting Acquisition, Inc., a subsidiary of Sanders Industries, in the acquisition of assets of Del Mar Industries

Represented Fiesta Mexicana Market, L.P. and Fiesta Warehouse, LLC in the sale of assets to Bodega Latina Corporation

Represented Mars Air Systems, LLC in the management buyout of the assets of Mars Sales Company

Represented Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc. in the sale of assets to High Road Capital Partners

Represented Sky Blue Foods, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Connecticut Pie, Inc., d/b/a Diana's Bakery, in connection with acquisition of assets of Simply Blues Food Marketing, Inc.

Represented Applied Computer Solutions in the sale of assets to affiliates of Pivot Acquisition and SCF Growth Equity Ltd.

Represented Sanders Industries in the acquisition of assets of Pratt & Whitney Composites, Inc.

Represented Universal Protection Service in the purchase of assets from D.N. Security Services, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc. in the divestiture of its National Support Services division to National Support Services (North America), LLC

Represented Trio Engineered Products, Inc. and its affiliates (a domestic and Chinese business) in the recapitalization by Navis Capital Partners, a Hong Kong PEG

Represented Chace Productions, Inc. in the sale of its assets to Deluxe Digital Media Management, Inc.

Represented Portal Group Holdings in the acquisition of assets by affiliates of Ascension Insurance Holdings

Represented Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation in the acquisition of the KillerBee product line from Swift Engineering Inc

Represented Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation in the acquisition of Sonoma Photonics, Inc.

Represented Workway Nursing, Inc. in the acquisition of Outsource Medical, Inc.

Represented GHD, Inc. in the acquisitions of CSA Engineering and Arizona Engineering Company and the merger with Stearns & Wheler, LLC

Represented Etilize, Inc. in the sale of a majority interest to Encodex International GmbH

Represented GHD, Inc. in the acquisition of RoseWater Engineering, Inc.

Represented Demo Systems LLC in the sale of its business to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

Represented Clifford Public Relations LLC in a sale of its assets to Bratskeir & Company LLC, a subsidiary of MDC Partners Inc. (MDZA:TSX; MDCA:NASDAQ)

Represented Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company, Inc. in the divestiture of its Electro-Optical Systems business unit to L-3 Communications Corporation

Represented Detection Logic Fire Protection, Inc. and its affiliate Detection Logic, Inc. in the acquisition of Pratt Landry Associates, Inc. and Vantronics Security Systems

Represented Two Chefs On A Roll, Inc. (TCOR) in the sale of its business to Bakkavor Group HF, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bakkavor London Limited (OMX ICE: BAKK)

Represented Longs Drug Stores California, Inc. in the exchange of stores and prescription files of 17 pharmacies located in Nevada, Oregon, Washington and California

Represented Longs Drug Stores California, Inc. in the acquisition of the assets of PharMerica, Inc., PharMerica Drug Systems, Inc., and Pharmacy Corporation of America, each a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC)

Represented Alcatel-Lucent in the purchase of 100% of the equity interests of Informiam, LLC

Represented Norlaine, Inc. in the sale of its stock to a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAS Financiere Cofrad

Represented Allegro Mfg. Inc. in the sale of its stock to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Conair Corporation

Represented SupplyEdge, Inc. d/b/a PCNAlert in the sale of its assets to Information Handling Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IHS, Inc. (NYSE: IHS)

Represented Maly's of California, Inc. in its sale to L'Oreal USA, Inc.

Represented The Rose Bowl in its negotiations with the National Football League

Represented Custom LeatherCraft Mfg. Co., Inc. ("CLC") in its recapitalization with Stephens Capital Partners, LLC

Represented Longs Drug Stores in the exchange of stores with Rite Aid

Represented Sanders Industries in the acquisition of membership interests of Ultracast, LLC

Represented California Wholesale Material Supply, Inc. (CalPly) in its sale to L&W Supply, the distribution subsidiary of U.S. Gypsum Company

Represented Longs Drug Stores in the sale of stores located in California and Colorado to Walgreen Co.

Represented Ultra Pro LP in the sale of its assets to an affiliate of Marlin Equity Partners, LLC

Represented Safety Systems Hawaii, Inc. and affiliates in a sale to an affiliate of Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P.

Represented David M. Lewis Company, LLC in its recapitalization with Gryphon Investors

Represented Ryan Herco Products Corp. in its sale to Flow Solutions Holding, Inc.

Represented Sanders Industries in the acquisition of Northern Engineering (USA) Inc.

Represented Universal Protection Services in a recapitalization

Represented Professional Appearances, Inc. dba AllHeart, in its sale to Friend Skoler & Co., Inc.

Represented Beckman Coulter, Inc. in the acquisition of Lumigen, Inc.

Represented Smith-Cooper International, Inc. in its equity recapitalization with ZS Fund L.P.

Represented Prime Wire & Cable, Inc. in its sale to YFC, a Taiwan-based public company

Represented Pacific Architects and Engineers, Incorporated (PAE) in its sale to Lockheed Martin Corp.

Represented Barrington Associates in its sale to Wells Fargo & Co.

Represented Longs Drug Stores in connection with its purchase of numerous pharmacies from Network Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Represented The Boeing Company in the acquisition of Aviall Inc.

Represented Music Reports, Inc. in its sale to ABRY Group

Represented Universal Care, Inc. in the sale of its health plan assets to Health Net of California, Inc.

Represented Adams Rite Manufacturing Co. in its sale to ASSA ABLOY Inc.

Represented InfoLink Screening Services, Inc. in its sale to Kroll Background America

Represented Campbell Companies in the sale of substantially all their assets to BMC Construction, Inc.

Represented Transamerican Auto Parts in its sale of assets to Bear Stearns Merchant Manager II, LLC

Represented The Boeing Company in the sale of its Commercial Airplanes Operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to Onex Corporation

Represented TestEquity, Inc. in its sale to Evercore Capital Partners

Represented Capital Drywall, Inc. in the sale of its assets to an affiliate of Goense Bounds & Partners

Represented Sanders Industries in the acquisition of Creavey Seal Company, d/b/a G.F.C., Inc.

Represented Rubbercraft Corporation of California, Ltd. in the acquisition of Bobber Products, Inc.

Represented Sonoma Design Group in connection with its merger with L-3 Communications Corporation

Represented Specialty Surgical Centers in the sale of certain ownership interests to Symbion Ambulatory Resource Centres, Inc.

Represented Automatic Rain Company (dba Horizon) in the sale of its assets to SCP Pool Corp.

Represented Canfield and Associates, Inc. in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to Provider HealthNet Services Inc.

Represented Boeing Capital Corporation in the sale of its commercial lending and leasing business to General Electric Capital Corporation

Represented the shareholders of All State Tours, Inc. in a sale of stock to Travelocity.com

Represented Walnut Investment Corp. in a sale of stock to an affiliate of Quad-C Management, Inc.

Represented management in the acquisition by Management and Warburg Pincus LLC of SDI Media Group, Inc.

Represented The Boeing Company in the sale of assets related to the business of manufacturing and supplying technologically advanced composite products to The Boeing Company's commercial airplane programs to Triumph Composite Systems

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in connection with the sale of assets related to two businesses to L-3 Communications Corporation

Represented Entertainment Partners in its sale to GEP Administrative Services, Inc., an ESOP owned company

Represented Molecular Bioproducts, Inc. in its sale to Sybron Laboratory Products Corporation

Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Raytel Medical Corporation in its sale to SHL Telemedicine Ltd., an Israeli corporation

Represented Ultra Pro in the purchase of assets of Rembrandt Photo Services through an assignment of assets to a third party for the benefit of Rembrandt's creditors

Represented Dow Stereo/Video Inc., in its sale of assets to Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc.

Represented Maloney Vision Institute in connection with its sale of assets to CLEAR

Represented L. Powell Company and its shareholders in a recapitalization by Windward Capital

Represented KIK International, Inc. in its acquisitions of T-Chem Holdings, Inc.

Represented Gregg Industries in sale of its stock to Neenah Foundry Company

Represented Corvest Promotional Products, Inc. (a Trivest Companies portfolio company) in its acquisition of Gootnick Enterprises, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in purchase of the assets of California Microwave, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in its purchase of certain assets of Teledyne Industries, Inc.

Represented Sanders Industries in the acquisition of assets from Leggett & Platt, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in its acquisition of Data Procurement Corporation, Inc. d.b.a. DPC Technologies

Represented Sierracin Corporation in the sale of the assets of its Sierracin/Harrison business unit to Stanley Aviation Corporation

Represented Higher Octave Music, Inc. in its sale to Virgin Records America, Inc.

Represented The Boeing Company is the sale of assets of its electrical bundle assemblies business to Labinal-Corinth, Inc., a subsidiary of Snecma

Represented The Boeing Company in the sale of its commercial electronics operating unit to BAE Systems Controls, Inc.

Represented Rembrandt Photo Services and its shareholders in a recapitalization by Centre Partners

Represented BKK Corporation in the sale of assets to Browning-Ferris Industries

Represented Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Mobile Access Software, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp. in its acquisition of Illgen Simulation Technologies, Inc.

Represented buyer in the purchase of shares of a Pepsi bottler utilizing an ESOP and the related negotiation of bank financing

Represented Certified Grocers of California, Ltd. in its acquisition of Hawaii Grocery Stores, Limited, including a real property sale and leaseback and issuance of preferred stock.  A competing bidder was also involved

Represented The Boeing Company in the acquisition of the stock of Frontier Systems, Inc.

Represented Maas-Hansen Steel Corporation in its redemption of shares of its stock

Represented The Antique Guild, Inc., a chain of antique stores, in its sale of assets to TAG Acquisition Corp.

Represented Northrop Corporation in the sale of the assets of its Defense Securities Systems Department of its Defense Systems Division to General Dynamics Corporation

Represented Welch & Associates, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of Thompson & Thompson Insurance Agency, Inc.

Represented The Guild, Inc. in its merger into Thrifty Corporation

Represented Northrop Corporation in the sale of a subsidiary, Wilcox Electric, Inc., engaged in the manufacture of aircraft landing system equipment, to Thompson S.A.

Represented Rancho Industries, Inc. in the sale of its assets to Monroe Auto Equipment Company

Represented F.D. Titus & Son, Inc. in the sale of the assets of its veterinary division to a subsidiary of Conagra

Represented Hansen Beverage Company in the sale of its assets to Unipac Corporation

Represented Northrop Corporation in the formation of a joint venture company with The Carlyle Group and the acquisition by the joint venture company of LTV Aerospace and Defense Company

Represented the Buyer of radio stations KOQO AM and KQPW FM

Represented Pathologists' Clinical Laboratories of Glendale, Inc. in the sale of its assets to Physicians Clinical Laboratories

Represented F.D. Titus and Son, Inc. in the purchase of a medical supply business from Deckert Surgical Company, Inc.

Represented F.D. Titus and Son, Inc. in the purchase of a medical supply business from Bel Air Surgical

Represented American Health, Inc., a managed care company in its acquisition of Integrated Medical Marketing Systems, Inc.

Represented the Management Group in a leveraged buy-out of The Scientific Services and Systems Group division of Wyle Laboratories in conjunction with William E. Simon and Sons, Inc. and The CIT Group/Business Credit, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in the acquisition of certain assets and technology from Hexcel Corporation

Represented Kuraya Corporation in the sale of stock of IBRD-Rostrum Global, Inc. to Phoenix International Life Sciences

Represented Pacific Fitness Corporation in the sale of certain product lines to Stairmaster Sports/Medical Products, Inc.

Represented Financial Network Investment Corporation in its merger with an affiliate of Aetna, Inc.

Represented BKK Corporation in the sale of assets to Browning-Ferris Industries

Represented the selling shareholder of Douglas Roesch Communications, Inc. in its sale to Pinkertons, Inc.

Represented Gateways Mind Tools, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of North American Gateways Corporation.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in the sale of its Norwood Division to AlliedSignal, Inc.

Offerings

Private placements for companies in industries such as distribution, real estate, bio-technology, health care, etc.

Represented Lignetics, Inc. in a private placement of common stock and subordinated secured notes

Represented Wedbush Morgan Securities as underwriter for The Sirena Apparel Group, Inc.

Represented Allen Technologies, Inc. in the placement of securities with Precision Industries, Inc.

Represented ACC Consumer Finance in its underwritten offering of common stock

Represented Naturade, Inc. in the sale of common and convertible preferred stock

Represented Churchill Environmental & Industrial Equity Partners, L.P. in an equity investment in Horizon Waste Services, Inc.

Represented Celtic Capital Corporation in its issuance of subordinated debt

Represented La Toque, LLC, a restaurant located in the Napa Valley, in its initial private placement of securities

Financing and Venture Capital

Represented Adir International LLC dba La Curacao in the sale of Series B Preferred Units to Adir Services Corp.

Represented Wheels Financial Group, Inc. dba 1-800-LoanMart, in connection with a revolving loan agented by Crystal Financial LLC

Represented Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation in the Series C financing of Daylight Solutions, Inc.

Represented Universal Services of America, Inc. in the senior debt refinancing with Comerica Bank and a mezzanine financing with Caltius Partners

Represented Evolution Fresh, Inc. in a convertible preferred stock financing

Represented Universal Services of America, Inc. in a recapitalization with Comerica Bank and Caltius Partners

Represented Venbrook Group, LLC in the investment in it by Creo Capital Partners

Represented the principal shareholders of Life Generations Healthcare, LLC in a recapitalization

Represented LT Napa Partners, LLC and Mr. Ken Frank, principal owner and head chef of the fine dining establishment "La Toque," in the private offering of securities by LT Napa Partners, LLC to raise funds for the build-out and operation of a fine dining establishment at the Westin Verasa Napa Residences Hotel

Represented Vantage Media in a $70 million Series A preferred financing led by Montgomery & Co., Scale Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures and Integral Capital Partners

Represented Adir International, LLC (dba La Curacao) in the sale of a minority interest to an affiliate of Citigroup Venture Capital

Represented various venture capital funds and pension funds in venture capital investments

Represented various companies in their sale of securities to venture capital investors

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation and a venture capital subsidiary in connection with a sale of the subsidiary's assets to certain venture capital funds

General Corporate

Acting as general counsel for approximately 60 middle market companies in various industries

Articles

Global Trade Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Braun is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions and complex corporate transactions.

Events

  • Former member, Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Business and Corporations Law Section