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 a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine 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