Practice Details


  • Represented developer and manager of two downtown boutique hotels, Campton Place in San Francisco and Checkers in Los Angeles, and the developer of The Carneros Inn in Napa. We also served as local counsel for the sale of two major San Francisco hotels.
  • Represented Asian food product import and distribution company and its founder in their efforts to prepare the business for sale. We subsequently negotiated and documented the sale of the company to a public corporation for nearly $100,000,000.
  • Represented the owner of Greenleaf Produce, the San Francisco Bay Area’s most successful distributor of premium and organic fruit, vegetables and gourmet products, in the sale of the company to an investment group and negotiated a continuing equity stake and management role for the owner in the growing venture.
  • Represented a software consulting company in connection with its efforts to grow from five consultants to 40 consultants within a two-year period. Most recently, we advised the founders in connection with the reorganization and recapitalization of the company.
  • Represented management consulting company and its founder in the sale of the company to a national competitor. We negotiated and documented the sale of the company, founder’s employment agreement with the buyer, purchase price earnout provisions, non-competition restrictions and exemptions and severance and employment packages for the seller’s executive team.
  • Represented the founder of one of the West Coast’s premier residential marketing and sales companies and advisors to new home builders and developers in concurrent stockholder buyouts and loan workouts in connection with the reorganization of the company.
  • Represented the leading provider of open source GNU-based toolchains and services for advanced systems development on the sale of assets to a public company, a world class leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions.
  • Represented high-end retail company in the reorganization of the company, multiple equity financings, trademark and soft IP matters, employment and consulting matters.
  • Represented a multi-family real estate financing, development, marketing and management company. Most recently, we negotiated and documented a complex restructuring of the owners’ stockholder buy-sell agreement to more accurately reflect specific business issues unique to the company, succession planning matters and tax issues.
  • Representing an artisan food wholesale company in all facets of its business, including the launch of the company, trademark and soft IP matters, employment and consulting, equity and debt financing, lease agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.

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Lubin Olson's Business Practice Group provides cost-effective business and corporate counsel services to a broad range of clients, from high net worth individuals to start-up, early stage and emerging growth entities to established public and private corporations. Our clients work in a wide range of business sectors, including real estate investment and development, manufacturing, retail, technology, financial services, natural resources (timber, minerals, oil and gas, solar power, and water), public relations, sustainability industries, construction, multimedia, food manufacturing and distribution, hospitality, and professional services.

Our practice encompasses nearly every facet of business and corporate operations. We serve as outside counsel and strategic advisors on all matters, including entity formation, debt and equity financings, private placements of debt and equity securities including angel financing and venture capital transactions, strategic alliances, license agreements and joint ventures, corporate and entity governance, domestic and international commercial transactions of all types and negotiation, due diligence and documentation of complex mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, spin-offs and other dispositions. We also advise our clients on issues pertaining to partner member and shareholder disputes, corporate successorship and planning issues, equity incentives and executive compensation, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants.

We efficiently staff our matters to ensure that our clients typically deal with one or two attorneys, each of whom is intimately familiar with their business and is dedicated to providing responsive and experienced service.

For more information about Lubin Olson's Business Practice Group, please contact Beth Anderson.