Birnkrant’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), representing companies in a broad array of industries in both buy- and sell-side transactions. He has particular experience advising businesses in the apparel, consumer products, life sciences, and technology industries, as well as defense and logistics companies.
“Ron’s strong technical capabilities often provide his clients with an advantage in their strategic M&A matters,” said Mark J. Kelson, co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Practice. “As a firm, we are well-positioned in important M&A markets globally. With Ron, we have added an excellent M&A specialist to our group – someone with a valuable, diverse range of experience in both traditional and distressed M&A transactions.”
Birnkrant’s aggregate deal value throughout his career is approximately $8-10 billion, with him having completed deals worth almost $2 billion in just the past year. Previous notable deals he has finalized include representing AeroVironment, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately held provider of unmanned aircraft systems, in a transaction valued at approximately $405 million and representing Beyond Yoga in connection with its acquisition by Levi Strauss & Co. in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million.
“Ron maintains solid relationships with investment banks here in Los Angeles and is attuned to market trends,” said Gregory A. Fishman and Barbara A. Jones, co-managing shareholders of the firm’s Los Angeles office, in a joint statement. “He will undoubtedly enhance our efforts to assist our public and privately held clients at the highest level with business-focused legal counsel.”
Birnkrant received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a B.A. from Connecticut College. He previously worked at law firm K&L Gates.
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