Will S. Chuchawat


Los Angeles
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Will Chuchawat is the firmwide Co-Leader of Mergers & Acquisitions. He represents PE, VC, public companies and private companies in all industries, including technology, healthcare, consumer, business services, industrials, A&D, life sciences, financial services, telecom and media. He has closed hundreds of deals over the course of his career.

Will has been consistently recognized as one of the top attorneys in the nation, including by the Legal 500, Law360, Super Lawyers and the M&A Advisor, among others, and The LA Business Journal has named him one of the Most Influential Minority Lawyers.

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  • A PE firm in numerous investments, acquisitions and exits.
  • Affiliates of Fosun (called the Berkshire Hathaway of China) in connection with numerous transactions.
  • An internationally recognized industry leader in technology and its affiliates in numerous matters.
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  • A PE firm in numerous investments, acquisitions and exits.
  • Affiliates of Fosun (called the Berkshire Hathaway of China) in connection with numerous transactions.
  • An internationally recognized industry leader in technology and its affiliates in numerous matters.
  • A private equity firm which partners with executives to build legacy enterprises in numerous investments, acquisitions and exits.
  • A venture capital and private equity firm in numerous investments, acquisitions and exits.
  • An SEC registered investment advisor in numerous investments.
  • A multinational aerospace and defense technology company in a wide range of corporate matters and M&A.
  • A medical group practice in the sale of its equity to a physician services organization.
  • A brewing equipment manufacturer in its sale to a world leader of commercial conveyors.
  • A general contracting, construction and design-build services supplier to the infrastructure market in the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary of certain of the paving assets of a global company serving the nonresidential concrete construction industry. 
  • A growth equity PE firm in its acquisition of equity in three portfolio companies.
  • A specialty benefit management company in the sale of all equity to a private investment firm.
  • A manufacturer of rocket, hypersonic and electric propulsive systems for space, defense, civil and commercial applications in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a provider of additive manufacturing (3-D printing) services to the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets.
  • A leading technology company serving the global aerospace and defense industry in its acquisition of a safety-critical avionics and mission computing solutions provider.
  • A video game developer in its sale to multinational technology corporation.
  • A food product retailer in its sale to a food and beverage company.
  • A developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical products in its acquisition from a medical device manufacturer of its blow-fill-seal business.
  • An SEC registered investment advisor in its debt and equity investment in a privately held company.
  • A group of dedicated medical research centers in its sale to a provider of capital for health companies.
  • A provider of anesthesia services in its sale to a physician-led organization which specializes in pursuing partnerships with physician practices.
  • A manufacturer of camping vehicles in its sale to a manufacturer of specialty vehicles.
  • A technology company serving the global aerospace and defense industry in its acquisition of a designer and manufacturer of high-value radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave subassemblies and components for the military, aerospace and space markets.
  • A group of addiction treatment centers in its sale to a private equity firm focused on healthcare.
  • A technology company serving the aerospace and defense industry in the acquisition of a designer, manufacturer and integrator of servers, computers and storage systems for U.S. and international defense programs.
  • A provider of propulsion and energetics to space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers in its acquisition of substantially all operations of the rocket designer and producer business from a multinational conglomerate.
  • A provider of integrated manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers in its acquisition of a provider of customized high-performance electronics, sub-systems, and component solutions for the industrial, aerospace and defense markets.
  • A provider of mobile lithotripsy and laser technology in the sale of all of the membership interests of its wholly owned subsidiary to a mobile medical technology company.
  • The holding company for a manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket automotive wheels and accessories in its sale of preferred units to another holding company.
  • A manufacturer of hair restoration products in its sale of stock to a consumer goods company focusing on personal care, household products, and specialty products.
  • An affiliate of a private equity firm in its purchase of preferred units of an operator of outpatient physical therapy clinics.
  • Sellers in the redemption of their membership interests in a provider of end-to-end direct response e-commerce solutions.
  • Members of a provider of mobile advertising services in the sale of their membership interests to a worldwide event organizer.
  • A holding company of information businesses in the sale of its subsidiary, a publisher of news and information catering to project cargo and breakbulk transportation and logistics business, to an international organizer of exhibitions and conferences.
  • A design-build multifamily residential plumbing subcontractor in its acquisition of assets from a privately held company.
  • A manufacturer of rocket, hypersonic, and electric propulsive systems for space, defense, civil and commercial applications in the sale of its concentrated solar power business to a developer of utility-scale solar power projects. 
  • A manufacturer of aggregate and mining equipment in its sale to a multinational engineering company.
  • A motorcoach operator in its acquisition of the shares of an executive charter company, a simultaneous equity investment by the existing shareholders and related financing transaction.
  • A provider of office water solutions and entrepreneur Brent Hocking in a sale of substantially all assets to a joint venture between a global leader in beverage alcohol and a growing portfolio of leading companies spanning media, television, spirits, fashion, e-commerce and consumer products.
  • A Chinese company that produces optical lenses in its acquisition of a manufacturer, importer and distributor telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, CCD cameras and telescope accessories for the consumer market. 
  • An engineering services company, a global engineering and manufacturing services company and Robert Lin in an exchange of all membership interests in the engineering and manufacturing services company.
  • A private equity firm and its subsidiary in its acquisition of two medical research companies and related acquisition financing.
  • A nonbank holding company which sells mortgage and non-mortgage lending products in connection with its acquisitions and corporate matters.
  • A venture capital company in the take private of a global media and lifestyle company.
  • A sports equipment manufacturing company in its acquisition of then-publicly traded golf apparel brand.
  • A global media and lifestyle company in various corporate matters.
  • A connector manufacturer in connection with its sale to a manufacturer of machine tools.
  • An owner and operator of travel fare aggregators and travel metasearch engines in its acquisition of an online travel media company.
  • A producer of woven labels, printed labels, label tapes for printing and decoration tapes in its sale to a multinational manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials, apparel branding labels and tags.
  • An investment banking firm in its sale of its investment advisory business to a multinational financial services company.
  • A capital market company in its sale of a portfolio company.
  • A residential loan company in its acquisition of assets from a retail mortgage lender.
  • A bank holding company in various matters as indenture trustee in bond default matters.
  • A technical construction services company in the issuance of aggregate $354.3 million tax-exempt variable rate industrial development revenue bonds.
  • A wholesale building materials company in its sale of its wholesale building material distribution business to a distributor of construction supplies and building materials.
  • A manufacturer of durable tool storage solutions in its recapitalization with a capital investment firm.
  • A distributor of salon professional products in its sale of assets to a manufacturer of iconic beauty brands.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • The Legal 500 United States (2015 to 2020, 2022)
    • Media, Technology and Telecommunications: Media and Entertainment: Transactional (2022)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate and Commercial: Large Deals ($1 billion+) (2022)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (2015 to 2020)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association: Rainmaker (2020)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal: Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Los Angeles (2016)
  • Law360: Mergers and Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board
  • Law360's Top Attorney's in the Nation Under 40 (2014)
  • Law360 Rising Star (2014)
  • The Recorder: Lawyers on the Fast Track (2013)
  • Daily Journal: Top 20 Under 40 (2013)
  • The M&A Advisor: "40 Under 40 West"
  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012 to 2020)
  • The M&A Advisor: M&A Deal of the Year Award
  • Daily Journal: 5 Associates to Watch (2011)


  • YPO Beverly Hills: Chair and Board Director
  • YPO Pacific Region: Board Member
  • Los Angeles Bioscience Advisory Panel