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Louann Bronstein is a partner in the Savannah office, where she leads the corporate/tax group. For more than two decades as a corporate lawyer, Louann has counseled clients—from entrepreneurs and startups to large, privately held companies across multiple industries—through every phase of growth.

Louann’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions. For the benefit of her clients and her practice group, Louann stays on top of trends and activity in mergers and acquisitions and is well-versed in where the market is on deal terms, how transactions should play out, where the risks are, and how to navigate a transaction to closing. As no transaction can be done alone, Louann enjoys bringing together a team of Firm resources to meet client goals. This is a rewarding experience for her, especially at HunterMaclean, where her colleagues have the subject matter breadth to handle all aspects of a transaction and are ready to jump in at a moment’s notice.

Due to the breadth of her experience, Louann frequently serves in the capacity of outside general counsel to her clients and provides general legal and business advice and documentation for domestic, foreign-owned, and multinational businesses. Louann routinely assists CEOs, CFOs, other senior executives, board members, and owners with general corporate advisory matters and transactional contract drafting and negotiation, including business formation, capital and corporate structure, funding, equity and stockholder agreements, operating agreements, establishing and managing operations in the United States, and exit strategies. She enjoys working closely with clients on issues central to the success of their business enterprises.

Louann also assists clients with growth and achieving success through advice in relation to private securities offerings and venture capital and private equity financings.

Louann’s mergers and acquisitions and private funding practice includes over 100 deals, representing the full spectrum of business transactions and deal structures, including mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; partnerships; strategic alliances; consolidations; internal reorganizations; other sophisticated business combinations, dispositions, and asset divestitures; and private funding through Series D offerings.

Before joining HunterMaclean, Louann practiced in Atlanta, including over fourteen years with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an AMLAW 100 firm. Louann’s practice with Seyfarth Shaw included the development of M&A process maps and specialized project management training, including obtaining a yellow belt in SeyfarthLean, a unique and contemporary approach, based on Lean Six Sigma, to providing and managing legal services.

Representative Engagements

M&A Transactions

  • Represented seller in the sale of a cold chain logistics business (storage of human tissue, test samples, vaccines) to a public company.
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of a manufacturing facility (real property and all assets used in the business) engaged in the production of CCA and CCA-ET pressure treated wood utility poles and the manufacturing and sale of logging equipment, including the acquisition of the trucking operations related to the business, as well as an agricultural equipment dealership operated by the seller.
  • Represented seller, in the business of providing intermodal and over-the-road trucking services, transloading services, and warehousing storage services, in the sale of its assets to a private equity buyer.
  • Represented seller in the sale of two car wash facilities (operations and associated real property) to private equity buyer.
  • Represented seller in the sale of a controlling interest in an Atlanta-based engineering firm, with offices in multiple states, to private equity group.
  • Represented seller in the sale of its forensic engineering division to a national insurance claims management and adjustment company.
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of a manufacturing facility engaged in the production of plywood reels and spools.
  • Represented company in the purchase of turn-key dryer plant equipment.
  • Represented buyer in the purchase of an alumina refinery in Texas from a public company and in the sale several years later to a subsidiary of a Chinese company.
  • Represented purchaser, a U.S. subsidiary of a German public company, in the acquisition of an isotope calibration business.
  • Represented Georgia-based subsidiary of Taiwanese tire manufacturer in joint venture with Japanese wheel manufacturer.
  • Represented petroleum coke refinery in joint venture for refinery processing in the Caribbean.
  • Represented U.S. subsidiary of Spanish packaging manufacturer in joint venture with a food packaging manufacturer based in Boston.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of a Texas aviation parts distributor by Georgia company.

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Funding Transactions

  • Series Seed and Series A funding of India-based over-the-top Internet services provider.
  • Series B, Series C, and Series D funding of software developer.
  • Convertible loan financing of Israel-based software application developer.
  • Tax-related intercompany reorganization of U.S. subsidiaries of international software data erasure company.
  • Private equity fundraising, including preparation of PPM and operating agreement, in serial acquisitions of property to convert to self-storage facilities.
  • Private equity fundraising, including preparation of PPM, for several real estate funds.

Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated

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Publications & Presentations

Publications

Usage Reminders for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

As businesses receive PPP loans, review of the guidance is important, especially if the business will be seeking loan forgiveness. Attorneys Louann Bronstein and Rob McGuirk offer a compilation of existing guidance, including recent guidance issued on May 13, 2020. 

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SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Loans, and the CARES Act

The CARES Act contains modifications to the SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program. Louann Bronstein and Rob McGuirk have prepared a reference to compare Paycheck Protection Loans to the EIDLs, as well as a breakdown of the Employee Retention Credit. *Updated on 4/13/2020 to include Treasury guidelines.

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Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence

Chapter by Louann Bronstein, published in Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators by Immigration Daily in June 2014.

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Presentations

PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Q&A Panel

HunterMaclean teamed up with Hancock Askew to present a webinar on August 13 on loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)The panelists discussed recent updates to the PPP and answered questions from attendees.

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Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program

HunterMaclean partner Louann Bronstein served as a panelist for this webinar about the CARES Act by ALFA International on April 2, 2020. Other panelists included Edward Hayes, Nicholas Simon, and Alex Johnson.

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Zoom Webinar re: CARES Act

HunterMaclean partners Louann Bronstein and Robert J. McGuirk presented this interactive webinar hosted by the Golden Isles Development Authority, Opportunity Brunswick, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, and Historic Downtown Brunswick on April 2, 2020.

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Corporate Finance and Expansion in a Recovering Economy

Presented by Louann Bronstein at The EB-5 VISA Program-An Alternative Source of Capital, a Daily Report In-House Counsel seminar, on October 1, 2014.

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Videos & Podcasts

Videos

Video: PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Q&A Panel

HunterMaclean teamed up with Hancock Askew to present a webinar on August 13 on loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)The panelists discussed recent updates to the PPP and answered questions from attendees.

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Video: Zoom Webinar re: CARES Act

HunterMaclean partners Louann Bronstein and Robert J. McGuirk presented this interactive webinar hosted by the Golden Isles Development Authority, Opportunity Brunswick, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, and Historic Downtown Brunswick on April 2, 2020.

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Podcasts

Podcast: PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Q&A Panel

HunterMaclean teamed up with Hancock Askew to present a webinar on August 13 on loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)The panelists discussed recent updates to the PPP and answered questions from attendees.

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