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Edward T. Schultz, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles Corporate Practice, focuses his practice on corporate and securities law and corporate finance, including strategic counseling, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, debt and equity offerings, credit transactions and secured lending. Ed represents and serves as outside general counsel for privately held and public companies as well as private equity funds, including several foreign-based funds and businesses. Ed is experienced advising clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relative to acquiring and divesting of business units. His clients reflect a number of industries including food and beverage, technology, consumer products, alternative energy, entertainment and media, and hospitality.


  • Private equity
  • Corporate governance
  • Business counseling
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Securities offerings and public company counseling
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Start-ups
  • Debt finance and capital markets



  • Advised private equity funds in connection with various alternative energy businesses.
  • Advised private equity funds in connection with the acquisition and divestiture of numerous consumer products companies, including food and beverage, supplements, apparel, personal care products, and household products.
  • Advised foreign private equity funds in connection with various impact investments in the technology and consumer products industries.
  • Advised sports apparel company in connection with sale to private equity fund.
  • Represented international gaming and hospitality conglomerate in connection with various acquisitions and divestitures, public and private securities offerings, credit transactions, and joint ventures.
  • Advised private equity fund in connection with debt financing transactions in the entertainment industry.
  • Advised publishing company in connection with various equity financing transactions and, ultimately, the sale to private equity fund.
  • Advised sovereign wealth fund in connection with U.S. real estate joint ventures.
  • Advised foreign-based family office in connection with U.S. real estate joint venture.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 "Food & Beverage Practice Group of the Year," 2015
  • Supporter, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., Economics, DePauw University, 1987
  • California