Greg LeSaint advises and represents clients in a broad range of business transactions and governance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, control and non-control investments, investor relations, securities filings, and operational matters. He has particularly deep experience in negotiating mergers and acquisitions, having worked extensively for private equity and strategic acquirers as well growth companies on the sell side. Greg also advises venture capital funds, high net worth, and private client groups on both fund formation and investment. His practice stretches across a broad range of industries, including technology, energy, and retail, as well as consumer products, including cannabis and wine.
As a practitioner, Greg takes a practical, results-oriented approach and offers an efficiency proposition for clients who are seeking top-quality representation and work product. Having previously worked for prestigious global law firms in New York and the Bay Area, he understands how law is practiced at its highest echelons and seeks to bring that same level of expertise to his clients while operating leanly, purposefully, and in concert with his clients’ risk profiles and time objectives. He has a deep understanding of the lifecycle of companies, how they intersect with potential buyers and sellers, their capital and fundraising needs, as well as a unique, invaluable ability to manage the processes required to help his clients achieve their transactional goals and meet their operational needs.
Greg is adept at counseling clients, particularly growth companies, in transactions and situations that are relatively new to them. This may mean advising the founders on the sale of their startup, working with individuals engaging in a novel transaction, and assisting first-time sellers or buyers to manage risk, negotiate key deal terms and develop pathways for managing and completing their transactions.
He serves as Co-Chair of his firm’s Diversity Pipeline Program, a mentoring program for diverse high school students that exposes them to the legal and professional services environment, for which he has also co-developed and instructed a module on negotiation.