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Experience

Louann Bronstein is a partner in the Savannah office, where she leads the corporate/tax group. Louann has a broad corporate law practice with a sub-practice focus on mergers and acquisitions and funding. She works with major corporations, middle market, and closely held companies, ranging from start-up companies to internationally known corporations. She represents numerous manufacturing and service companies, in a broad range of industries, many of which are U.S. subsidiaries of foreign parent companies.

Louann routinely advises CEOs, CFOs, other senior executives, board members, and owners on business formation, capital and corporate structure, funding, equity and stockholder agreements, partnership and operating agreements, establishing and managing operations in the United States, and exit strategies. She enjoys partnering with clients as outside general counsel and working closely with them on issues central to the success of their business enterprises.

Louann handles a wide variety of commercial transactions, including marketing, distribution and supply agreements, OEM agreements, customer agreements, equipment purchase agreements, equipment lease agreements, sales representative and wholesaler agreements, consulting agreements, employment agreements, licensing agreements, terms and conditions of purchase and sale, Uniform Commercial Code matters, advertising policies, and confidentiality and non-compete agreements.

Louann’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes over seventy-five deals, representing the full spectrum of business transactions and deal structures, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, strategic alliances, consolidations, internal reorganizations, and other sophisticated business combinations, dispositions, and asset divestitures.

Representative Engagements

M&A Transactions

  • Sale of division of Atlanta-based engineering company.
  • Sale of stock in Taiwan-based computer hardware company.
  • Sale of interest in Atlanta-based provider of teleprompting and related services.
  • Purchase of a manufacturer of plywood reels and spools.
  • Purchase and subsequent sale of an alumina refinery in Texas.
  • Purchase by U.S. subsidiary of German public company of isotope calibration business.
  • Representation of tire manufacturer in joint venture with Japanese wheel manufacturer.
  • Representation of petroleum coke refinery in joint venture for refinery processing in the Caribbean.
  • Representation of Spanish packaging manufacturer in joint venture with another food packaging manufacturer.
  • Acquisition of aviation parts distributor by Georgia company.
  • Representation of Florida software developer in five acquisitions and a divesture of a division.
  • Sale of controlling interest in engineering firm to private equity group.
  • Acquisition by Canadian engineering firm of architectural firm.

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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.
  • Intercompany funding of Japan-based manufacturing company.
  • Investment in a multi-location, Atlanta-based title pawn company.

Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated

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Publications & Presentations

Publications

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

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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