Leib Orlanski helps companies and management teams find acquisition targets to buy, brings in private equity firms to finance buy-outs or growth capital, and structures and documents the terms of the M&A and investment transactions that he originates. He also represents companies seeking to find underwriters for an IPO or a follow on public offering or a PIPE financing, structures the terms of the public offering or the private placement, and represents either the issuer or the underwriter in public stock offerings. He was named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Leib is a member of The Aerospace and Defense Forum and Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He has been a member of the State Bar Corporation Committee; a Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar; Los Angeles County Bar Association Annual Update on Developments in Securities Law; he has been a member of the Corporation Commissioner's Blue Ribbon Adversary Committee, and a Lecturer and Chairman for the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Courses on “Going Public,” and “Off-Balance-Sheet Financing.”
Leib has been a member of the Federal Regulation of Securities -- Business and Corporation Law Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, and a co-founder of the Acorn Angels, a network of high technology and Internet investors. He was a director of elabor.com of Camarillo, California, a venture backed Internet software provider for labor management, Simeus Foods International, a Texas based meat processor, and is currently a director of Gamecolony.com, an on-line chess tournament company. Leib was also a member of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Selection Committee for Los Angeles.
Leib has spoken extensively on corporate topics. Recent speaking engagements include the following:
- “Acquisition Due Diligence,” webinar presented by Expert Webcast, 2014
- “Drafting M&A Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses,” webinar presented by Strafford, 2014
- “Raising Capital for Companies,” webinar presented by Expert Webcast, 2014
- "Negotiating the Stock Purchase Agreement: What You Need to Know to Control Legal Fees in an M&A Transaction," ACC-SoCal Roundtable, 2012
- “Should You Sell Shares or Assets?” Business Transition & Exit Planning, online edition, Spring 2015.
- “What Companies Need to Know about Restricted and Unrestricted Stock Plans,” co-authored with Gregory Hartker, ACC-SoCal News & Updates, April 2011.
- “Where to Buy In,” Energy, Fall 2006.
- “Grey Area: Qualifying for Private Equity,” American Venture, September 2004.
- “What is Different About Going Public in 2004?” American Venture, July 2004.
- “Issuance and Qualification of Corporate, Securities and Corporate Finance,” California Transactions Forms, Bancroft Whitney, 1996.
- “Going Public,” Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, June 1986.
- “Positioning for the Public Offering,” Bio/Technology, October 1985.
- “High Technology Leveraged Buyouts: They Said It Couldn't Be Done,” The Journal of Buyouts & Acquisitions, August-September 9, 1985.
- “The California Private Offering Prospectus,” The Review of Securities Regulations, Spring-Summer 1984.
- “The Key to the Mortgage Lock-In,” Sonnenblick-Goldman Newsletter; "The Resale of Securities Issued in Reorganization Proceedings," Am. Bank. Law Journal, 1979.
- “Usury and Third Party Payments,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin, 1975.
- “Privately Offered Securities -- Federal and State Regulations,” R.E.S.S.I., September-October 1973.
- “Going Public Through the Back Door,” Virginia Law Review, 1972.
- “Stock for Assets Acquisition,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin, 1970.
- Mentioned, "Biotech Farming SPAC Merger Creates $504M Public Co.," Law360, 15 June 2022