• Monte M. Lemann, II

    General Counsel
    Financial Services
    Mergers and Acquisitions
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4231
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224


    Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987.


    Université de Paris, Sorbonne; Institut des Sciences Politiques.


    Università di Firenze; American Institute for Foreign Study.


    Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, History, 1983.
    Harvard College Scholar, 1981-82 & 1982-83.
    Dean’s List, 4 years.

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    New York

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    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements


    As general counsel of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Monte Lemann oversees professional responsibility, risk management and firm transactional matters.

    Mr. Lemann has extensive experience in a wide range of complex transactional matters, with an emphasis on loan and investment activities. His practice includes traditional secured and unsecured lending, private placements of debt and equity securities, business combinations (including leveraged acquisitions), joint ventures, structured finance, leasing and off-balance sheet financing, project finance, workouts and restructurings involving a variety of industries, including entertainment, financial services and energy. Within the entertainment industry, Mr. Lemann has also negotiated performer agreements, endorsement contracts, concert and tour promotion, and motion picture and television production and finance arrangements.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Mr. Lemann was selected as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” for 2005.


    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in New York and California.

    Served as Lecturer on Law, UCLA School of Law.

    Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel.

    Member, Committee on Municipal Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1989-92: Subcommittee on Bias-Related Violence; Subcommittee on the City Council (co-Chair).

    Member, California Bar Association.

    Speaking Engagements