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Steven T. Anapoell

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Steven T. Anapoell

Steven T. Anapoell’s practice is focused on forming private equity, distressed debt, real estate, venture capital and special strategy funds, mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities offerings, debt and equity investments and financings, and structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions. He has represented companies and investors in a variety of industries, including renewable energy, real estate, entertainment, telecommunications, sporting goods, software, senior life settlements and medical devices. In addition, he has substantial experience in representing start-up and emerging growth companies and regularly advises clients on such issues as capital formation and financing strategies, general corporate governance and tax planning.  Steve also advises clients interested in raising capital for, and establishing regional centers to administer, projects qualifying for investment under the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment visa program.

Areas of Concentration
         Formation of private equity/venture capital funds
         Mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations
         Private equity/debt investments and financings
         Private securities offerings/preparation of private placement memoranda
         Strategic alliances and joint ventures
Professional and Community Involvement
         Member, CEB, Business & Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010
         Former Chair, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee of the State Bar of California, 2000-2001; Vice-Chair, 1999-2000  
         Former Chair, Technion Enterprises Forum
         Member, American Bar Association
         Member, Orange County Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
         Selected by Super Lawyers magazine, 2009-2011
         Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5*
*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
         Extern, Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Articles, Publications & Lectures
         Author, "Tax Consequences of Accepting Warrants in Loan Transactions," Orange County Business Journal, August 2008
         Author, "Drafting Private Placement Memoranda under the Safe Harbor Rule of Regulation D: What the Treatises Don’t Tell You," 23 CEB Cal Bus L Prac (Winter 2008)
         Author, "Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements - An Annotated Short Form," Business Law News, Vol. XX, Issue II, Spring 1999
         Co-author, Chapter 5A - Issuing Common Shares to Founders and Investors (the Continuing Education of the Bar-California) - Financing and Protecting California Businesses.
         Author, Chapter 6A - Drafting a Private Placement Memorandum Under Regulation D (the Continuing Education of the Bar-California) - Financing and Protecting California Businesses.
         Co-editor, Guide to Organizing and Operating a Limited Liability Company in California (second edition), Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.
         Steven has lectured on limited liability companies and limited partnerships for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and the National Business Institute.
LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1993
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1989
B.S., Business Administration - Finance, University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 1986
Admitted to Practice
         U.S. District Court for the Central District of California