Glenn M. Gottlieb

Glenn Gottlieb - Mediator & Attorney

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Legal Services

What I Do and What I Don't Do
Glenn's Philosophy
Examples of Matters Handled by Glenn

What I Do and What I Don’t Do

I am a general business and business transactional attorney. That means that I do not handle lawsuits on behalf of my clients, or go to court if I can possibly help it. (Although I do fight an occasional small claims court matter on my own behalf – just to stay in practice!)

What I do do is form corporations and limited liability companies for my clients; draft, review and negotiate contracts of all kinds, including leases and loan documents; buy and sell assets and whole businesses; advise on employment matters, including drafting employment agreements; and give sound business advice. My advice often helps keep my clients out of court by avoiding problems in the first place. Philosophy >>

Provided here is a printable list of some of the services in which I specialize. Services >> The list is not exhaustive, as I can serve any business, corporate or commercial law need for individuals and the small- to mid-size company. I have also handled relatively large matters, sometimes with the assistance of in-house staff.

I particularly specialize in the representation of companies in the security and fire protection industries. I draft contracts that comply with the Alarm Company Act and applicable consumer protection laws, and advise on compliance issues with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services division of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. BSIS >> Since 1994, I have represented as legal counsel and currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Security Association, the largest regional trade association of security and fire alarm dealers and vendors in the country. SCSA >>

My invaluable experience as a trained, professional mediator places me in a unique position to assist clients in working out disputes, often without the necessity of filing a lawsuit in the first place. This can save immense amounts of money rather than participating in the stressful, time-consuming and exorbitantly expensive exercise of being trapped in a protracted litigation matter.

Glenn's Philosophy in Practicing Law

What the list of services cannot describe is your experience with me and the "way" I practice law, which earns me the loyalty of the clients with whom I work. I bring a pragmatic approach to the practice of business law, because I've been in business myself. My belief is that it is critical not only to advise my clients what the law is, but what happens in the "real world," and to give concrete recommendations based on my many years of experience.

While I aggressively and forcefully represent the interests of my clients, I attempt to avoid confrontational tactics which I believe are counterproductive. I practice "preventive law," which is like preventive medicine -- a little time and effort now prevent bigger problems from arising in the future.

Examples of Some of the Matters Handled by Glenn

  • $46.4MM management buy-out of formerly public engineering services and testing firm, including $30MM Senior Secured Credit Facility, $12.4MM Senior Secured Mortgage Notes and $4MM Common Stock (Wyle Laboratories). I acted as the counsel and special advisor to the management group.
  • $5MM sale of all assets and business as a going concern of security alarm company.
  • $3MM sale of alarm and monitoring company
  • Sale of professional medical practice and workout of various disputes between partners (Youth Medical Associates, Inc.)
  • Negotiated and closed commercial lease for 15,000 sq. ft. stand-alone retail store in largest shopping center/mall in Southern California (Del Amo Jewelry Mart/The Diamond District)
  • Outside General Counsel for 55-member high-tech public relations firm with $10MM annual revenues, including consulting on business and legal terms for three-year buyout by international public relations conglomerate (UpStart Communications)
  • $1.5MM Redevelopment Agency Financing (Multi-Entertainment Family Centers, Inc.)
  • $20MM Public Offering of Common Stock (Wyle Laboratories)
  • $18.9MM Initial public offering of Common Stock (Carl's, Jr. Restaurants)
  • $25MM Convertible Subordinated Debenture public financing (Ducommun Incorporated)
  • $15MM Senior Unsecured Notes private placement financing (Wyle Laboratories)
  • $17.5MM Senior Subordinated Notes and Common Stock public offering (EM&M)
  • $5.2MM Asset sale of industrial magnet manufacturing division (EM&M)

  • $325K acquisition of security alarm company assets (represented purchaser)
  • $175K sale of moving and storage business (represented seller)


Please note that I do not charge for an initial consultation or for brief answers to simple legal questions. Feel free to call me at any time to answer any questions you may have or if I can be of service to you or anyone you may know.
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