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Landes Taylor represents restaurant businesses, private equity investors, emerging growth companies, and venture capital firms in complex transactions, including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and private tender offers. His practice includes modeling complex capital structures, financing scenarios, and liquidity events to help investors and entrepreneurs analyze possibilities and understand potential consequences of various transaction structures. In addition, Landes regularly acts as outside counsel to startup company clients in the restaurant, food, beverage, consumer, and technology sectors, as well as various other industries, advising them on matters such as corporate governance, business formation, and joint ventures.

Concentrations

  • Private equity transactions
  • Debt and equity financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private tender offers

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Texas-based fast-casual restaurant group in reorganization and merger.°
  • Represented full-service restaurant group in merger with strategic partner.°
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of Louisiana-based branded convenience store foodservice business.°
  • Represented California-based fast-casual restaurant concept in private equity investment.°
  • Represented New York-based fast-casual restaurant in private equity investment.°
  • Represented private equity fund in seed investment in beverage company.°
  • Represented private equity fund in seed investment in wellness brand food company.°
  • Represented beverage company in Series A financing round led by strategic and institutional investors.°
  • Represented fast-casual restaurant group in its majority-interest acquisition by a private equity fund.°
  • Represented software startup company in its acquisition by a publicly-traded international technology company acquirer for an undisclosed amount.°
  • Represented consumer-focused private equity fund in significant investment in fast casual restaurant concept.°
  • Represented a high-growth, fast-casual pizza restaurant company in private equity investment with secondary liquidity.°
  • Represented high-profile San Francisco-based fine dining restaurant group in connection with private equity investment.°
  • Represented Arizona-based restaurant group in connection with restructuring and growth-oriented private equity investment.°
  • Represented a fast-casual restaurant business in its corporate restructuring and related private equity fund.°
  • Represented a retail beverage business in private equity fund investment and secondary purchases providing founders liquidity.°
  • Represented a restaurant business in its restructuring and related investment by a private equity fund.°
  • Represented a video game company in its spin-off of certain business lines and assets to a new company and sale of the prior company to a publicly-traded foreign acquirer.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Taylor prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Corporate Law, 2021-2022
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Columbia University Law School
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Editorial Board Member, Columbia Journal of Tax Law
  • B.A., Brigham Young University
Admissions
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Washington