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David C. Ulich

Century City
F: +1.310.228.3998
Los Angeles
T: +1.213.620.1780
F: +1.213.620.1398


  • LL.M., New York University, 1985
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1984, Member, UCLA Law Review
  • B.A., Haverford College, 1981
  • California
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David Ulich is a partner of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and is Team Leader of the firm's Non Profit Sector Team which was named Non-Profit Sector Law Firm of the Year in California.

Areas of Practice

David specializes in the representation of hedge funds, providing advice on formation and structuring, compliance with Department of Corporation and SEC regulations, registered investment advisor issues and broker dealer matters. David has substantial experience with private investments in public equity ("PIPEs"), as well as commodity pools, including post-closing stock registration, reporting and notice issues.

David advises clients on matters ranging from family oriented businesses to multi national corporations in many diverse industries – financial, investment management, venture capital, entertainment, sports, health care, consumer goods and aerospace. His primary areas of practice are general corporate and securities law, tax law, merger and acquisition transactions, business start ups, contractual matters (including licensing and distribution agreements) and general business counseling.

David has extensive experience in the structuring of corporate reorganizations, including mergers, stock for stock exchanges, corporate spin-offs and shareholder redemptions, as well as the tax treatment of "S" corporations. He has handled all aspects of partnership and limited liability company taxation including formation and dissolution of partnerships and LLC's, drafting partnership and LLC agreements, merging of partnerships and tax treatment of partners, and LLC members in transactions with their companies. He is an authority in the area of tax-deferred exchanges of real estate.  


  • Non-Profit Sector Attorney of the Year in California, Global Law Experts, 2015


Representative Clients

AOM French Airlines - AirLib Arnold & Bierbrauer, GmbH
Aspen Education Group, Inc.
Asset Managers International Ltd.
Cape Investment Advisors, Ltd.
Cayman Holdings, Ltd.
Cormier/Peterson/Lewis Automotive Group
Country Floors, Inc.
Detection Logic Fire Protection Co.
FFC3 APS, Ltd.
Fulton, Breakefield Broenniman, LLC
GBM International
Hamilton Fiduciary Services, Ltd.
HS Seafood Company
Honda Finance Company
Hurley International
Illac Advisors, Inc.
Integrated Research Services, Inc.
Kaufman + Bernstein, Inc.
Mecos Traxler, GmbH
Nosrat Farms, LLC
On Point Technologies, Inc.
Robinson Reed, Ltd.
Signature Liquidity Fund, Ltd.
Solara Fund, L.P.
Snaidero USA
Snaidero Design Team
Stiassni Capital Partners, LP
Stiassni Capital, LLC
Terbest Insurance Co.
Trancas Water Company
Vector Fund, L.P.
Warwick Fiduciary Services, Ltd.
The Yanks Air Museum 

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  • Advisory Committee Member, University of Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Panel to Investigate the Abuses of Larry Nassar
  • Member, International Fair Play Committee Council
  • Council of Trustees, United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles Sport Counsel
  • Board of Directors, The Los Angeles Sports Counsel Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games
  • Member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Partnership Taxation
  • Adjunct member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Corporate Taxation
  • Board of Directors, Terralex, an international referral service for law firms
  • Lecturer, University of Southern California Masters Tax Program, where he taught classes on the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Board of Directors, several non-profit foundations