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Brandon Howald

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Private Equity and Merger and Acquisitions


Brandon Howald is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Merger and Acquisitions practice groups. Mr. Howald is based in the firm’s Orange County office. Mr. Howald focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other corporate and securities law matters. He represents private equity funds, private equity backed companies and other companies in various industries. Mr. Howald has represented private equity funds, public companies, and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and he has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with securities offerings. He has also assisted companies in connection with securities law compliance and reporting and general corporate and business matters. In addition, Mr. Howald has represented companies and executives in connection with employment agreements and equity incentive plans and agreements. He has represented clients in matters in various industries, including, among others, technology, healthcare, fitness, services and consumer products.


Mr. Howald serves on the Board of Directors of KidWorks (a non-profit serving children, youth and their parents in Santa Ana, CA) Member of the State Bar Association of California


University of Southern California, M.B.A., 1999 University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1999 University of California Berkeley, B.A., 1994

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Paul Hastings LLP has developed a strong presence in California and Chicago, with the latter office's practice in large part driven by private equity-related business. The firm has yet to build a prominent private equity team in New York, but has a number of New York-based clients such as Cortec Group. The firm typically operates in the middle to upper-middle market and has an especially strong record in healthcare and life sciences. The buyouts team is supported by the firm's broad expertise and resources, including tax and borrower-oriented debt finance expertise. Other key clients include GI Partners, Francisco Partners, HIG Capital and Vector Capital.  The team advised GI Partners on the acquisitions of Consilio from Shamrock Capital Advisors and Advanced Discovery from Trivest. Chicago-based Brian Richards leads the department, which includes Mike Kennedy, Steve Camahort and Dana Kromm in San Francisco, and Brandon Howald and William Simpson in Orange County.

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