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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.

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 devices 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 and co-chairs 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 Super Lawyers in Southern California from 2010 to 2021 (by Thomson Reuters), 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. Barry was the Partner in Charge of the Los Angeles office of Thompson Coburn from 2013-2019 and has served on the Firm's Management Committee, Compensation Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, among others.

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.

Representative Transactions in 2023

Represented 10 owners of multiple pharmacies in a complex sale of assets to a private equity firm for $170 million.

Represented owners of pharmacies in the sale of assets for over $33 million and $16 million.

Represented a Los Angeles-based CPA firm in its merger with a national accounting firm.

Represented a Los Angeles-based attorney firm in its negotiations with a national law firm.

Represented the purchaser of the equity of a company that owns sixteen volleyball teams.

Represented numerous landlords and tenants in the formation and execution of significant leases.

Represented a large national cannabis company in lease negotiations and transactions.

Represented various apparel companies in their representation and distribution agreements.

Represented a national transportation company in its acquisition of several competitors, as well as in its acquisition of real estate in various states across the US.

Represented the majority owners of an apparel company in the purchase of the minority interests.

Represented a public transit provider on real estate issues.

Represented the landlord in the negotiation with a private university in the construction and lease of a building in Los Angeles.

Representative Transactions in 2022

Represented an international transportation company in its successful negotiation for a 5 year, $95 million contract with a major metropolitan airport for its fly-away shuttle service.

Represented a trucking transportation company in Alabama in the sale of its assets for $6 million.

Represented a billion dollar cannabis company in California in its acquisition of three companies for a total value of $34.5 million.

Represented a pharmacy chain in California in its purchase of two competitors, one for $1.5 million, the other for $3.75 million, and then the pharmacy chain in the sale of its equity for $60 million.

Represent the owners of a pharmacy in the sale of its assets for $18 million.

Represented the owners of a pharmacy in the sale of its assets for $13 million.

Represented the purchasers of real property in the purchase of an animal hospital for $20 million, the purchase of a stand-alone coffee shop for $2.9 million, and the sale of raw land for $2 million.

Represented the owners of a dental supply company in the sale of a minority interest for $6 million.

Represented a national apparel company in numerous contracts totaling over $3 million.


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