Mr Lawrence Braun > Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
333 SOUTH HOPE STREET
FORTY-THIRD FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071
United States

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Larry Braun is the former Co-Leader of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Braun holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and has attained the New Jersey C.P.A. Certificate Requirements. Mr. Braun was previously a managing director of the largest private investment banking firm on the west coast. Mr. Braun is resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office where he represents public and private companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and general business.

Career

Mr. Braun is an advisor to clients ranging from family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations in many diverse industries such as high-tech and computers, health care, consumer goods, aerospace and defense, and grocery and food service. His principal areas of practice are general corporate law, corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisition transactions, contractual matters (including licensing and distribution arrangements), healthcare transactions and general business counseling.

Memberships

Former member, Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Business and Corporations Law Section; Board Member, ProVisors, 2013-Present

Education

J.D., Northwestern University, 1981; M.B.A., Northwestern University, 1981; A.B., Rutgers College, 1977

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP‘ deal sector experience includes aerospace and defense, financial services, healthcare and technology, as well as entertainment, electronics, telecoms, food and beverage, retail and transportation. Active clients are adidas, LendingTree, Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), Lions Gate Entertainment and Samsung Semiconductor. Highlights included acting for BICS, which provides wholesale connectivity and interoperability services, on its $230m acquisition of TeleSign Holdings, which provides a telephone and SMS verification system; and assisting AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, with its $195m acquisition of MedPartners. Other work included M&A team leader Will Chuchawat, who divides his time between Los Angeles and Shanghai, leading advice to Mercury Systems, a hi-tech company serving the aerospace and defense industries, on its agreement to acquire Themis Computer, which manufactures manufactures computing products; and Lucantonio Salvi in Washington DC acting, as US counsel, for Charme Partners, an Italian private equity fund, on its acquisition of ammunition maker Fiocchi Minuzioni. The co-corporate and securities practice group leaders are Century City’s Jeryl Bowers and Linda Michaelson, and Ariel Yehezkel in New York, while Los Angeles’ Lawrence Braun is also highly rated. Recent growth includes the arrivals of Jordan Hamburger in Centruy City, whose experience includes advising clients in the healthcare and financial services industries, and Eric Newsom in San Francisco, who is focused on the technology and healthcare sectors; both joined from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Also, John Booher, who works with life sciences, healthcare, aerospace, transportation and technology industry clients, was hired in Silicon Valley from Hogan Lovells US LLP.