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Michael S. Umansky

Partner
Del Mar
T: 858.720.7470
F: 858.523.6706

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993, Associate Editor, California Law Review
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1990, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • California
Overview
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Mr. Umansky is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar Heights office and is the Chair of the firm's Emerging Growth/Venture Capital team.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Umansky practices corporate law with a concentration on emerging growth and established technology, clean technology and life sciences companies, venture capital and private equity investors, and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience in venture capital financings, strategic collaborations, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, and public company reporting and counseling.

Mr. Umansky also has significant business experience, having served for almost three years as vice president and general counsel for Linspire, Inc, a developer of Linux-based operating system software and services (acquired by Xandros, Inc.), and Gizmo5 Technologies, Inc., a venture-backed Internet telephony company (acquired by Google Inc.).

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014
  • Top Attorney, Corporate Transactional, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, Legal 500, 2011-2014

Representative Mergers and Acquisition Transactions

  • Accentcare, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its $1,600,000 acquisition of Comprehensive Home Care, Inc.
  • Anakam, Inc.: Represented the company in its sale to Equifax Inc.
  • Cardiff Sport Technologies, LLC: Represented the company in connection with its acquisition of TriState Technology, LLC.
  • Chartone, Inc.: Represented the company in its $11,000,000 acquisition of Electronic Health Information, Inc.
  • Chartone, Inc.: Represented the company in its $7,500,000 acquisition of Moms Desk Commerce Corporation.
  • Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc.: Represented the company in its $116,000,000 acquisition by Heery International, Inc.
  • Endocare, Inc.: Represented the company in its $20,000,000 disposition of its cardiac product line to Cryocath Technologies, Inc.
  • Endocare, Inc.: Represented the company in its $36,000,000 acquisition of Timm Medical Technologies, Inc.
  • Endocare, Inc.: Represented the company in its $2,000,000 disposition of its urological prostheses product line to American Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Endocare, Inc.: Represented the company in its $2,700,000 disposition of its urinary incontinence product lines to SRS Medical Corp.
  • Eplica, Inc.: Represented the company in its acquisition of assets of Abigail Abbott Staffing Services.   
  • Eplica, Inc.: Represented the company in its acquisition of assets of Contractor's Employment Services, Inc.
  • First Allied Holdings, Inc.: Represented First Allied management team in connection with the company's acquisition by RCAP Holdings, LLC.
  • Hunter Industries Incorporated: Represented the company in connection with its acquisition of FX Luminaire, Inc.
  • I-Drive Safely, LLC: Represented I Drive Safely, LLC, a provider of online driver safety schools in more than 40 states, in connection with its sale to private equity firm, Compass Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Integrated Revenue Management, Inc.:  Represented the company in its acquisition by Analytix on Demand, Inc.
  • Ipivot: Represented the company in its $500,000,000 acquisition by Intel Corporation.
  • Legend3D, Inc.: Represented the company in the sale of RiffTrax business.
  • Logicord, LLC: Sale of assets to subsidiary of the Golf Channel, LLC.
  • Nonstop Solutions, Inc.: Represented the company in its $10,000,000 acquisition of Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
  • Nonstop Solutions, Inc.: Represented the company in its $8,000,000 acquisition of D.P. Hamacher & Associates, Inc.
  • Nonstop Solutions, Inc.: Represented the company in its acquisition of Evant, Inc.
  • Novex: Represented the company in its $66,000,000 acquisition by Invitrogen Corporation.
  • Samba Holdings, Inc.: Represented the company in its acquisition by private equity firm Cerca Group.
  • Silicon Systems, Inc.: Represented the company in its sale to Western Digital Corporation.
  • Two Jinn, Inc.: Represented Two Jinn, the owner of the 52 Aladdin Bail Bonds retail locations in the western United States, in connection with its sale of assets to private equity firm, Endeavour Capital Partners.
  • University Netcasting: Represented the company in its $8,000,000 acquisition by Student Advantage.
  • Z57, Inc.: Represented the company in its acquisition by Constellation Software, Inc.
  • Represented sellers of major international irrigation equipment and products manufacturer in $82 million sale to John Deere.
  • Represented special committee of the Board of Directors in management buy out of an invention and design services company. 
  • Represented international tour company in its 2014 sale to a private equity backed strategic investor.

Representative Private Financing Transactions

  • 5i Sciences, Inc: Represented the company in connection with a $500,000 seed financing.
  • Accentcare, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $12,000,000 Series B preferred stock financing.
  • Accentcare, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $24,500,000 Series C preferred stock financing.
  • Aesthetic Therapies Institute, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $500,000 bridge loan.
  • Arizeke Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $16,800,000 Series C preferred stock financing.
  • Assistmatch: Represented the company in connection with a $250,000 Series A preferred stock financing.
  • Avalon Ventures/AnaptysBio, Inc.: Represented  Avalon Ventures in connection with the Series C preferred stock financing of AnaptysBio, Inc.
  • Avalon Ventures/AwarePoint Corporation: Represented Avalon Ventures in convertible note and warrant financing of AwarePoint Corporation.
  • Avalon Ventures/MOGL Loyalty Services, Inc.: Represented Avalon Ventures in connection with Series B preferred stock financing of MOGL Loyalty Services, Inc.
  • Avalon Ventures/Proximal Data, Inc.: Represented Avalon Ventures in connection with the incorporation and bridge financing of Proximal Data, Inc.
  • Avalon Ventures/SparkPlate, Inc.: Represented Avalon Ventures in connection with the incorporation and bridge financing of SparkPlate, Inc.
  • Ceptyr, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $15,000,000 Series C preferred stock financing.
  • Chartone, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $24,000,000 Series E preferred stock financing.
  • Chartone, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $24,000,000 common stock and warrant financing.
  • Conforma, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $1,000,000 Series A-1 preferred stock and warrant financing.
  • Conforma, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $15,000,000 Series C preferred stock financing.
  • Energy Innovations: Represented company in connection with its Series B preferred stock financing.
  • Forward Ventures/Ambit Biosciences: Represented Forward Ventures and other investors in connection with a $2,000,000 secured bridge loan to Ambit Biosciences.
  • Forward Ventures/Arizeke Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Represented Forward Ventures and other investors in connection with a $2,800,000 secured bridge loan to Arizeke Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Forward Ventures/Sagres Discovery: Represented Forward Ventures and other investors in connection with a $3,000,000 secured bridge loan to Sagres Discovery.
  • Gizmo5 Technologies, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $2,500,000 venture debt financing.
  • Gizmo5 Technologies, Inc: Represented the company in connection with a $3,000,000 bridge loan.
  • Legend 3D: Represented the company in connection with its Series E-1 financing.
  • Legend 3D: Represented the company in connection with its convertible note and warrant bridge financing.
  • Legend 3D: Represented the company in connection with its $19,000,000 Series E-2 preferred stock financing.
  • Legend3D: Represented the company in connection with its $8,000,000 Series B preferred stock financing.
  • Linspire, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its managed private placement through UBS.
  • Linspire, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its $4,000,000 Series A-1 financing.
  • Merchandising Avenue: Represented the company in connection with a $900,000 bridge loan.
  • Merchandising Avenue: Represented the company in connection with a $4,135,000 Series A preferred stock financing.
  • Merchandising Avenue: Represented the company in connection with a $750,000 Series B preferred stock financing and debt restructuring transaction.
  • Metallic Power: Represented the company in connection with a $6,600,000 Series B preferred stock financing.
  • Metallic Power: Represented the company in connection with a $18,000,000 Series C preferred stock financing.
  • Metallic Power: Represented the company in connection with a $13,500,000 Series D preferred stock financing.
  • Nonstop Solutions, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $4,170,000 Series G preferred stock financing.
  • Nuvasive, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $2,200,000 bridge loan.
  • Nuvasive, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $12,000,000 Series B preferred stock financing.
  • Nuvasive, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $3,000,000 Series C preferred stock financing.
  • Nuvasive, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $1,500,000 bridge loan.
  • Nuvasive, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $30,000,000 Series D preferred stock financing.
  • Nuvasive, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $15,000,000 Series D-1 preferred stock financing.
  • Primo Products International, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a convertible note financing by DJO, LLC.
  • Proximal Data, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its convertible note financing.
  • Proximal Data, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $3,000,000 Series A preferred stock financing.
  • Proximal Data, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a $3,000,000 Series B preferred stock financing.
  • QuestMark Partners: Represented QuestMark Partners in connection with a $10,000,000 series C investment in Ensenda, Inc.
  • ScoreStream, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with a convertible note financing, led by NEA and Avalon Ventures.
  • Sorrento Networks: Represented the company in connection with a $50,000,000 Series A preferred stock financing.
  • Tech Coast Angels: Represented TCA in connection with its convertible note financing of Yapert, Inc.
  • Trooval.com, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its Series A-1 preferred stock financing. 
  • Trooval.com, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its Series B preferred stock financing. 
  • Trooval.com, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its convertible note financing.
  • Uwanna, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its convertible note financing.
  • Uwanna, Inc.: Represented the company in connection with its Series A preferred stock financing.

Articles

  • "The Mobile Challenge: Technology Risk Management in the Wireless Industry," Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management, March 2010

Venture Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Umansky speaks regularly on topics of interest to emerging growth and established companies, venture capital and private equity investors, and entrepreneurs. Representative speaking engagements include:
  • Speaker, "Sniffing Out Improper Dilution - A close look at Carsanaro, et al v. Bloodhound Technologies, Inc. and its impact on investors and their board designees," San Diego Tech Coast Angels, September 10, 2013
  • Speaker, "Incorporation Process and Legal Issues," The Founder Institute, July 2013
  • Speaker, "The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act: What it is, What it isn't and What it means to you," San Diego Tech Coast Angels, September 11, 2012
  • Speaker/Panelist, "A Conference for Business Owners: M&A Solutions for Privately Held Companies," Bank of America Merrill Lynch PSRN Conference, San Diego, March 22, 2012
  • Speaker, "Angel investing and VC outlook: trends and tips for SD start-ups," Connect Frameworks Workshop, San Diego, April 27, 2011
  • Panelist/Judge, Funding Universe CrowdPitch Program, San Diego, October 21, 2010
  • Speaker, "Alternative Financing: What's Available And How Do You Get it?" Connect Frameworks Workshop, San Diego, April 21, 2010
  • Speaker, "Show Me The Money" Or At Least Where To Find It!--How cleantech companies can find the cash they need to succeed in a down economy," TechAmerica/Sheppard Mullin, San Diego, July 31, 2009
  • Moderator, "By The Numbers - The CFO Guide to Effective Board Meetings," American Electronics Association, San Diego, June 24, 2008
  • Speaker, "Biotechnology Ventures: Beyond the Basics," National Business Institute, San Diego, California, May 21, 2008
  • Speaker, "What Every GC Should Know About Shareholder Activism," ALM's 5th Annual General Counsel West Coast Conference, San Francisco, California, November 15, 2007
  • Speaker, VentureForth at UCSD Entrepreneur Conference, La Jolla, California, 2003

Events

  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Tech Coast Angels
  • Connect-SME, Executive Committee 2012 to present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • TechAmerica, San Diego Council, Executive Committee, 2007-2012
  • TechAmerica, San Diego Council, Finance Roundtable, Co-Chair, 2007-2012
  • TechAmerica, San Diego Council, Emerging Growth Task Force, Chair, 2002-2004