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Leib Orlanski

About Leib Orlanski

Mr. Orlanski helps companies go public. He also represents companies seeking to find underwriters for an IPO or a follow on public offering or a PIPE financing, structures the terms of the public offering, and represents either the issuer or the underwriter in public stock offerings. He was named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Mr. Orlanski represents issuers and underwriters in their public stock offerings. He has been a member of the State Bar Corporation Committee; a Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar; Los Angeles County Bar Association Annual Update on Developments in Securities Law; he has been a member of the Corporation Commissioner's Blue Ribbon Adversary Committee, and a Lecturer and Chairman for the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Courses on “Going Public,” and “Off-Balance-Sheet Financing.” Mr. Orlanski has been a member of the Federal Regulation of Securities -- Business and Corporation Law Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, and a co-founder of the Acorn Angels, a network of high technology and Internet investors. He was a director of of Camarillo, California, a venture backed Internet software provider for labor management, Simeus Foods International, a Texas based meat processor, and is currently a director of, an on-line chess tournament company. Mr. Orlanski was also a member of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Selection Committee for Los Angeles.

A building frame, symbolizing the 5 Legal M&A Deal Structures in business

A Visual Guide to the 5 Legal M&A Deal Structures 

There are five basic M&A deal structures, including four share acquisition methods and one asset acquisition method. What are the benefits of each structure?

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two puzzle pieces poised to connect, representing a de facto merger

When Does an Asset Acquisition Become a De Facto Merger?

Asset acquisitions are presumed to be free and clear of claims against the seller. But liabilities can pass to the buyer, resulting in a de facto merger.

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A business closed sign, symbolizing the sale of a business through a share sale or an asset sale

Asset Sale vs Share Sale: Which Seller Approach Should You Choose?

An asset sale and a share sale have different implications for buyer and seller regarding taxes, liabilities and more. Learn the pros and cons of each.

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