Businesses need to develop strong alliances and partnerships in order to succeed. In particular, businesses must meet their legal challenges with an experienced and knowledgeable legal force that is truly integrated into the business team.
Homeier & Law, P.C. was launched in 2009 by Michael Homeier and Jor Law, who departed from large and prestigious firms, in an effort to design a practice built around the needs of clients. We aim to better serve clients whose needs are underserved by traditional law firms. Our firm departs from the antiquated and inefficient model of the large firms and is entrepreneurial in spirit and service. Our clients receive the sophisticated representation and depth of expertise expected from the top firms while still benefiting from the responsiveness and client attention that only a smaller firm can provide. With lower overhead and a more efficient infrastructure, we are able to provide tremendous cost-savings to our clients. Our clients range from wealthy individuals and small businesses to large and publicly traded companies.
We believe that excellent legal counsel should be accessible by businesses who do not desire to pay the outrageous fees demanded by the large firms. Our firm is built on the principles of legal excellence and providing practical advice geared toward achieving desired results. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our clients. We see clients as our partners and truly understand that their success is our success.
Our firm has a wide variety of domestic and international clients requiring sophisticated representation. We are committed to providing the firm's varied and diverse clients with consistently outstanding representation, primarily in the area of corporate and business transactional law. Our experience has touched a wide range of industries, including financial services, entertainment, aviation, food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, and technology. Our practice includes:
Vanessa L. Au practices general business and corporate transactional law, with an emphasis in the following areas: entity structuring and formation, general corporate counseling, corporate finance, secured and unsecured lending, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, public and private securities, licensing, internet, technology, and e-commerce. Vanessa represents clients that are established middle-market and large-cap companies, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs in a wide array of industries, including financial services, cleantech, healthcare, food and beverage, retail, hospitality, aviation, manufacturing, real estate, technology, and entertainment.
Prior to joining Homeier & Law, P.C., Vanessa was an associate in the Finance and Restructuring group of Paul Hastings LLP. While at Paul Hastings, Vanessa represented banks, hedge funds, commercial finance companies, and other lenders in secured lending transactions (including asset-based and cash flow lending transactions) in connection with the financing of mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions, working capital, recapitalizations, and restructurings. Vanessa also gained experience in cross-border lending arrangements involving a variety of industries, including software, media, telecommunications, restaurants, manufacturing, and transportation.
Before practicing at Paul Hastings, Vanessa served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California, from 2004 to 2006.
Vanessa received her B.A. from UC Berkeley in 2001 and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2004. At UCLA, Vanessa was a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review and the Chief Managing Editor of the Pacific Basin Law Journal. Vanessa is a member of the State Bar of California.