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Barry Weisz


Los Angeles
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Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries. He is the managing partner of Thompson Coburn's Los Angeles office, which has almost tripled in size since its opening in October 2013.

Over his four-decade legal career, Barry has advised businesses on day-to-day general business matters, growth strategies, financings, contractual agreements, litigation, succession planning and horizon events, earning praise for his ability to offer practical solutions to complex problems. He regularly drafts purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, loan documents, license and distribution agreements and phantom equity plans, among other corporate documents. Barry's clients range from well-established businesses in their industries to entrepreneurs in new start-ups, and span the industries of technology, software, high-tech, entertainment, medical devises and health care, transportation, professional services and real estate.

Barry is active in both corporate and real estate transactional matters. He is also one of the founders of the Firm's Cannabis practice, which provides comprehensive services to the industry on issues ranging from product liability and commercial litigation to patent applications, licensing and permits, FDA compliance, product warnings and packaging, health care law, and real estate transactions.

As a result of his many successes for clients, Barry has been honored by his peers as a SuperLawyer in Southern California from 2010-2016, which is awarded to less than 5% of eligible lawyers in Los Angeles. He is one of less than a dozen attorneys recognized for his extensive experience in representing Closely Held Businesses.

A native of Los Angeles, Barry has been active in his local community throughout his legal career. He has taught Business Law at California State University, Northridge and West Coast University. He also sat as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Beverly Hills Municipal Court and the Los Angeles Traffic Court.

Recent corporate transactions (2015-16)

Represented the seller of a computer software company to a public company in the U.K, for more than $50 million.

Represented a company in the sale of a 25% interest in an entertainment production company to a German public company.

Represented the purchaser in three transactions in California, New Jersey and New York in acquiring transportation companies.

Reorganized a luxury vintage goods company worth more than $20 million.

Represented the sellers of an aviation consulting business.

Represented the investors of a medical device company in the sale of the business.

Represented the sellers of a commercial reinsurance business.

Represented a minority investor in a medical device company that won a judgment of more than $2.7 million and an additional 14% of the stock at trial.

Represented the owners of a microbrewery in the drafting of a PPM and related documents. The brewery opened in 2016. Now representing another microbrewery in its raising of capital.

Recent real estate transactions (2015-16)

Represented a seller of a TIC interest in a 750,000 square foot office center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Reorganized a real estate company with holdings in Southern California.

Represented the landlord of three commercial buildings in Hollywood in connection with a master lease valued at more than $12 million.

Represented a non-profit in its lease negotiations with the County of Los Angeles.

Represented the purchaser of 150 acres of raw land in Southern California worth more than $11 million.

Represented a pension fund in the purchase of a commercial building in Los Angeles.

Represented investors in a series of purchases and sales of multi-family properties.

Represented investors in a series of purchases and sales of multi-family properties.

Represented several financial institutions in collection of loans secured by real property.

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