Barry A. Brust

Counsel

Los Angeles
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F +1.310.820.8859

Overview

Barry Brust focuses his practice on corporate, commercial, and securities law. With extensive transactional and securities experience in New York and Los Angeles, Barry has worked on many sophisticated and high-profile mergers and acquisitions, as well as transactions, financings and securities offerings for middle-market and emerging companies. Barry also has particular experience in the formation and structuring of limited liability companies, joint ventures and private investment funds. In the course of his representations, Barry has acted as a trusted advisor to companies and funds, handling both day-to-day matters and significant transactions and financings, assisting with regulatory filings and compliance matters and with preparing and negotiating contracts.

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  • Represented a major entertainment and media company and its subsidiaries in several significant transactions, including the sale with its joint venture partner of a cable network for $5.3 billion; a $1.28 billion initial public offering; the sale of satellite television assets for $1.1 billion; the acquisition of media companies; and joint ventures to establish a fitness-based television channel and Internet company and to establish and operate a restaurant in a sports arena.
  • Represented issuers and placement agents in connection with private securities offerings under Regulation D, including the preparation of private placement memoranda and subscription agreements.
  • Represented sponsors in the formation of private real estate funds, private equity funds and fund of funds, including fund agreements, sponsor agreements, private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, subscription line of credit agreements, and side letters.
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Experience

  • Represented a major entertainment and media company and its subsidiaries in several significant transactions, including the sale with its joint venture partner of a cable network for $5.3 billion; a $1.28 billion initial public offering; the sale of satellite television assets for $1.1 billion; the acquisition of media companies; and joint ventures to establish a fitness-based television channel and Internet company and to establish and operate a restaurant in a sports arena.
  • Represented issuers and placement agents in connection with private securities offerings under Regulation D, including the preparation of private placement memoranda and subscription agreements.
  • Represented sponsors in the formation of private real estate funds, private equity funds and fund of funds, including fund agreements, sponsor agreements, private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, subscription line of credit agreements, and side letters.
  • Represented fund of funds in investments in underlying funds.
  • Represented a private equity fund in acquisition of vineyards, including consulting and management agreements.
  • Represented British conglomerates in the sale and acquisition of several U.S.-based industrial companies.
  • Represented start-up technology companies in formation and convertible note and convertible preferred stock offerings.
  • Represented venture capital funds in their investments in start-ups and emerging companies.
  • Represented restaurateurs in joint ventures to finance and operate restaurants.
  • Represented a fashion company in the drafting and negotiation of representation agreements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • C5LA: Director

Industries

Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., Yale University, cum laude