Jeremy Weitz

Jeremy Weitz

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

WSG in North America Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
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Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Jeremy Weitz is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Weitz’s expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity, publicly and privately traded securities, corporate maintenance and formation, corporate finance, and licensing. He represents clients in a variety of industries, including apparel, retail, beauty, food, entertainment, computer software, e-commerce, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and investment banking that range in size from small start-ups to multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporations. Mr. Weitz routinely serves as outside general counsel for his corporate clients.

Mr. Weitz represents both buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Weitz’s mergers and acquisitions practice is focused on the middle market with transaction values ranging between $10 million up to $3 billion.

Mr. Weitz routinely lectures on mergers and acquisitions and the apparel industry. He has also served as a faculty lecturer for the Practising Law Institute where he has lectured on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.

Mr. Weitz is also Co-Chair of the Firm’s Consumer Products’ Industry Practice Group and former Chair of the Firm’s Apparel Industry Practice Group. Mr. Weitz’s apparel industry practice includes representation of manufacturers, importers and retailers. His experience in the apparel industry includes mergers and acquisitions, finance, commercial law, financial and business planning, licensing, copyright and trademark matters and corporate law.

In the community, Mr. Weitz is the former President and current Board Member of the Apparel Industries Group for the City of Hope. He has also served as both Dinner Chair and Fundraising Chair for this group. Mr. Weitz is also a past President and board member of The Professionals Club (formerly, the Textile Professionals Club or TPC) which is a networking group for professionals from a wide range of business backgrounds, including accountants, investment bankers, commercial bankers, lawyers, property agents and developers, financial advisors, and other professionals who serve the local business community.

Mr. Weitz has been named “Most Influential Private Equity Advisor” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has also been selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers from 2018 – 2020 and was also selected as a Southern California Rising Star from 2006 – 2008, 2013.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • Emory University
Areas of Practice

Corporate | Corporate Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

A selection of Mr. Weitz’s experience includes representation of:

  • Bonfit America Inc. in the Sale of Steripod® to Ranir, LLC
  • Golden State Distillery in Its Transaction with Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits
  • Green Fiber International in Its Sale to Indorama Ventures
  • Southwest Elevator in its majority recapitalization by Align Capital Partners
  • Araca in the sale of its Music Merchandise Division to Sony Music Entertainment
  • BB Dakota in its sale to Steve Madden
  • Well-known regional grocery chain in its investment from a private equity fund
  • Xponential Fitness/Snap Dragon Capital in the acquisition of Pure Barre, LLC, AKT (Anne Kaiser Technique), Stride, Stretch Lab, and Row House
  • Meaningful Partners in numerous investments in consumer product space
  • Club Pilates, the largest franchisor of Pilates studios in the United States, in its investment from TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG
  • YS Garments, Inc. in its investment by Blue Point Capital Partners
  • Rails International in its investment by SK Holdings
  • Ceilings Plus in its sale to USG Corporation
  • mophie inc., a leading global cell phone accessory manufacturer, in its sale to ZAGG
  • LePort Educational Institute Inc. in its sale of private and Montessori elementary schools throughout the country to various buyers
  • JBrand, a contemporary fashion brand that specializes in denim, in its sale to Star Avenue Capital, and subsequently in sale to Fast Retailing
  • Endeavour Capital in its investment in Johnny Was
  • Hot 8 Yoga in its investment from BBRC Worldwide
  • Sellers in the sale of Roger CPA Review to strategic buyer
  • Pegasus Foods in its investment by New Water Capital
  • Venice Baking in its sale to Rich’s Products Corporation
  • Ju-Ju-Be in its investment by Bregal Partners
  • Snak Club and New Century Snacks, a healthy snack food company, in its investment by Insignia Capital
  • ADI Strategies in the sale of its assets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Pune, India to Huron Consulting. This acquisition represents the second completed transaction between Huron and ADI
  • Discount Tire Centers in its sale of large group of tire centers to Pep Boys
  • COOLHAUS in its investment by Solamere Capital, LLC
  • VEEV Spirits in its Sale to Luxco
  • Hong Kong Based Investor Group in Acquisition of Kellwood Company, LLC
  • Mydyer / Providence Industries in its recapitalization with East West Bank and equity investment from Alaris Royalty Corporation
  • Apparel Production Services in its acquisition of Active Ride Shop
  • Bedhead Pajamas, the nearly 20-year-old Los Angeles sleepwear company, in its sale to Komar for an undisclosed amount
  • Mad Engine, LLC, a leading global licensed apparel company, in its acquisitions of Neff Headwear and Lifted Research Group (LRG)
  • The management team of Duckhorn Wine Company, a world renowned wine business, in its sale to TSG Consumer Partners, a strategic equity investor

Articles

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