Chair, Business, Finance & Tax Division
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University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1995.Order of the Coif.Chief Comments Editor, UCLA Law Review.
Swarthmore College, B.A, with high honors, 1990.Phi Beta Kappa.
Ben Orlanski’s practice focuses on major corporate transactions and strategically solving critical business challenges. He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions; capital markets transactions; venture capital; private equity; leveraged buyouts; special committee, board of directors and general corporate representation; and corporate governance. His experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, including internet, software, technology, media, financial services, investment banking, manufacturing and consumer products, involving aggregate transactions valued in the billions of dollars.
Mr. Orlanski has been involved in several noteworthy transactions, including the 2010 “Out-of-Court Reorganization of the Year,” as named by The M&A Advisor for work to restructure Allied Cash Advance, LLC, and a “Deal of the Year” for the sale of RIA Envia, Inc. to Euronet, Inc in a $510 million transaction that closed in 2007.
Other noteworthy engagements include the sale of The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim professional hockey club to Dr. Henry Samueli, and the sale of MaxPreps.com, a high school sports website, to a CBS Sports company.
Mr. Orlanski is former co-Chair of the Business Law Update of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and has published articles addressing the majority voting movement, tender offers, securities liability and the practical aspects of Section 409A for emerging companies.
Mr. Orlanski has been “Southern California Super Lawyer,” 2009 and 2010, and a “Rising Star, California Super Lawyer,” 2004-2007.
Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009 and 2010.
500 New Stars, New Worlds, Lawdragon, 2006.
3000 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2006
Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2007.
Co-Author, “Fixing Section 409A Tainted Options: Tender Offers to Remedy the Fallout from Option Backdating,” Practical US/Domestic Tax Strategies, August 2007.
Co-Author, “Majority Misrule: The Problem with Majority Voting for California Corporations,” Business Law Update, Winter 2007.
Co-Author, “‘So Let it be Written’ the First Commandment of Successful Employee Equity Arrangement,” Business Law Update, Spring 2006.
Co-Author, “Taking Central Bank of Denver Seriously,” Class and Derivative Litigation in the Reform Era, 6th Annual Institute, 1996.
“Whose Representations Are These Anyway? Attorney Prospectus Liability After Central Bank,” 42 UCLA Law Review 885, 1995.
Former Executive Committee member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Business & Corporations Law Section.
Admitted to practice in California.
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