David Sands is a partner and former Co-Practice Leader of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. David splits his time among the Firm’s Los Angeles, Orange County, and Century City offices.
Areas of Practice Mr. Sands handles major strategic and institutional transactions involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mr. Sands concentrates on the representation of companies involved in the media, entertainment and technologies ndustries and companies involved in the creation and distribution of financial products and financial services in a wide variety of key strategic transactions, including formation planning and initial capitalization, executive compensation structures, Internet and e-commerce arrangements and institutional capital transactions and other forms of equity and debt offerings (public and private), strategic alliances and partnerships, and merger and acquisitions (including take private transactions). He has extensive experience in providing counseling and providing strategic planning for the Firm’s clients.
Honors Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2017
Top leading Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Venture Capital) Lawyer, Chambers & Partners’, 2007-2016
2013 “Most Influential M&A Advisors” in Los Angeles Business Journal
2013 “Top Transactional Attorneys” in Variety’s Legal Impact Report
2012 and 2015 “Game-Changing Attorneys” in Variety’s Legal Impact Report
Featured in Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report ’08.” The profile covers several of his entertainment industry matters: representing Reveille owners in its sale to Shine, Cookie Jar in its purchase of DIC and a dispute with American Greetings, as well as Endemol in its acquisition of 51 Minds and Original Media.
Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009-2016 Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal 500, 2008-2012, 2014-2016 Which Lawyer?, Corporate/M&A, Practical Law Company, 2009-2012