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Lawrence R. Haut photo - Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
t: 212.907.7367
f: 212.754.0330

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Lawrence R. Haut
Partner

Larry is an experienced transaction lawyer whose clients value his practical and creative approach to structuring and implementing acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings.  He works across a wide spectrum of businesses and industries, in both the corporate and real estate arenas. Having seen all sides of most kinds of transactions, Larry brings a can-do attitude to each and every engagement, often creating unforeseen value for his clients. In addition to his transaction-based practice, Larry serves as “general counsel” or “consigliere” to many of his clients.

Larry is active in a broad range of industries:

  • Private equity
  • Hospitality, (hotels and restaurants) including working closely with “celebrity chefs”
  • Wholesale food supply and distribution
  • Media and telecommunications
  • Real estate investment banking, joint venture development, acquisition and finance
  • Financial services and wealth management
  • Manufacturing, marketing/advertising/branding and promotion
  • Bio-tech

His clients include both domestic and international companies, private equity funds and individuals, with representation in both domestic and cross-border matters. He has extensive experience in finance, structuring  joint venture transactions and investments, as well as negotiating executive compensation arrangements .

Representative engagements:

Food & Beverage

  • Representing many “celebrity” and other chefs and restaurateurs in structuring new restaurant ventures
  • Representing hotels in structuring new restaurant ventures
  • Representing private investors in structuring new restaurant investments
  • Represented Netherlands-based private equity fund in its acquisition of U.S dairy product importer, as well as follow on acquisition of Hudson Valley “artisanal” goat cheese production company
  • Represented private equity fund in investment into wine distribution company

Financial services & financial consulting

  • Represented Netherlands-based private equity fund in its acquisition of significant investment in emerging-markets fund of funds management company
  • Represented merchant bank in its acquisition of significant interest in wealth-management firm
  • Represented merchant bank in its acquisition of significant interest in leading investment-strategy and policy-research firm
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of investment in brand consulting agency
  • Represented private equity fund in its acquisition of bank security company

Real Estate

  • Representing leading real estate investment bank, Eastdil Secured, in all aspects of worldwide business
  • Represented Dublin-based real property company in its U S real estate acquisitions and dispositions
  • Representing private real estate company in acquisition, development, joint venture and lending transactions
  • Represented real estate placement agency in its sale to private equity fund

Media & Entertainment

  • Represented merchant bank in its acquisition of significant interest in television- and movie-distribution company
  • Represented merchant bank in its acquisition of significant interest in children’s television production company
  • Represented promotional and event marketing company in its sale to public advertising agency
  • Represented private equity fund in its acquisition of a series of media properties, including radio, television, cable and publishing

Manufacturing and technology

  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of investment in technology companies
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of investment in cellular phone company
  • Represented automotive parts company in sale to private equity fund
  • Represented private equity fund in its acquisition of leading brand of tennis equipment manufacturer from European seller
  • Represented fitness center design and management company in its sale to competing organization
  • Represented “insider trading” software developer in its sale to private equity firm
  • Represented private equity fund in its acquisition and disposition of business focused on rebuilding of the electrical grid
  • Represented private equity fund in its acquisition and disposition of turbine castings business

Strategic planning and executive compensation

  • Representing management in sales of companies to private equity funds
  • Representing executives and financial professionals in negotiating executive compensation arrangements as well as severance packages
  • Representing joint venture parties in negotiation and structuring joint venture investments
  • Representing high net worth individuals in making venture investments

Bio-tech

  • Representing healthcare private equity funds and investors in bio-tech investments

Education and Honors

  • J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law (1984)
  • B.A., Rutgers College (1981)

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Prior Legal Experience

  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP