Harold Laufer

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Harold Laufer

Harold Laufer heads the firm’s corporate practice. Harold is a highly experienced corporate transactional lawyer who has represented companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, along with their owners and managers, as a Trusted Advisor. Mr. Laufer has handled a wide variety of transactions for corporate clients, with experience in all aspects of a business’ life cycle, starting with deal structuring and entity formation, and continuing through financing, growth, and corporate governance, eventually ending in liquidity events and exits. As a transactional lawyer Mr. Laufer negotiated client contracts for several high-end events such as the Super Bowl and the Olympics.

Mr. Laufer has been General Counsel of a public international technology company located in Newport Beach.

Additionally, Mr. Laufer has extensive deal and mergers and acquisitions experience. He has lead deal teams for acquisitions, sales, and mergers, including the purchase and sale of security companies of all sizes. Other representative M&A engagements include representing a $300 million food company in a $25 million strategic purchase; the spin-off of a security business by a parent company in the entertainment industry; and representation of the seller of a several million-dollar general contracting firm. Mr. Laufer has represented established businesses and emerging companies in manufacturing, distribution and supply chains, real estate, aeronautics, entertainment, securities services, technology, services, and banking.

For several years Mr. Laufer was the Chair of one of the 7th Circuit Bar Committees in Chicago. He has published and lectured on mergers and acquisitions, negotiation strategies and skills, and corporate governance. He has taught graduate-level business courses on family offices, contract drafting and enforcement, and entrepreneurship. He is affiliated with UCLA’s Anderson’s MBA and entrepreneurial programs.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Contract Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Consulting and Transactions

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Past chair of the 7th Circuit Bar Committee, Chicago, IL
  • Member, California, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills Bar Associations

Speaking Engagements

  • Laufer has taught graduate-level business courses on family offices, contract drafting and enforcement, and entrepreneurship
  • Affiliated with UCLA’s Anderson’s MBA and entrepreneurial programs

Awards/Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble
  • Named Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer magazine

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bar Admission

  • California State Bar
  • Wisconsin State Bar

Courts

  • State of California
  • State of Wisconsin