Manderson has led transactions on behalf of quite a few California firms

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Company transactional lawyer Chris Manderson has joined the Enterprise, Company and Tax Division at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, the agency introduced at this time.

Manderson, who joins as Companion, focuses on mergers and acquisitions, enterprise capital, debt and fairness financing, and advising private and non-private firm boards and executives.

Over greater than twenty years in observe, Manderson has led negotiations on behalf of quite a few California’s high firms in non-public fairness, know-how, enterprise capital, restructuring, banking, vogue and attire, motion sports activities and meals manufacturing, amongst others. Distinguished shoppers have included Morgan Stanley & Co., Dole Meals Firm, Marwit Capital, Saleen Automotive, Inc., Oakley, Inc., Mossimo, Inc., Rock & Republic Enterprises, Inc. and Amgen Inc.

Manderson additionally advises private and non-private firms and their boards in all points of company governance, securities, finance and transactional issues, together with private and non-private securities choices, going non-public transactions, hostile takeovers and proxy contests.

Along with mainstream transactions, Manderson handles distressed and restructuring transactions.  Within the wake of the 2009 Monetary Disaster, he reorganized firms that preserved over $2 billion in NOL tax belongings in chapter 11 chapter instances. These included Actual Trade, Inc. (previously Fremont Basic Company, a subprime mortgage lender with NOLs over $900 million) and Triad Warranty, Inc. (previously an insurance coverage holding firm with NOLs over $1.1 billion).

Manderson stated the agency’s stellar repute and their aligning approaches to consumer service supplies nice incentive to affix the agency.

“It is thrilling to be a part of the expansion of ECJ’s Company observe,” stated Manderson. “The agency’s tradition is interesting, and I actually respect the philosophy of complete consumer protection from begin to end.”

“We’re a one-stop store for enterprise shoppers, and the breadth of Chris’ transactional work, coupled along with his important expertise in M&A and tax issues, makes him an incredible match for our agency,” stated Barry J. MacNaughton, co-managing associate of Ervin Cohen & Jessup.

Manderson not too long ago helmed the sale of the cloud-based id and entry administration and SSO platform Bitium Inc. to Google Inc.  He has additionally represented Los Angeles space know-how enterprise capital buyers and venture-backed firms reminiscent of Miso Robotics, Inc. and Nurocor, Inc.    

Manderson started his profession as a transactional lawyer representing public firms, non-public fairness funds, boards and executives in M&A and finance transactions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Paul Hastings LLP.  He additionally served as Govt Vice President & Basic Counsel at Actual Trade, Inc., the place he guided the corporate by way of a $525 million acquisition of an aluminum recycling enterprise serving the automotive trade, and subsequent NASDAQ itemizing.

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP is a full-service agency that gives a broad vary of business-related authorized companies together with company legislation; litigation; mental property & know-how legislation; actual property transactions and finance; building & environmental legislation; tax planning and controversies; employment legislation; well being care legislation; chapter, receivership and reorganization; and property planning. For extra data, go to

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