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Michael N. Steuch

Partner
MSteuch@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.712.6817
Main: 310.203.8080
Fax: 310.712.8587

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

Assistant
Cynthia Bloore
310.203.8080 Ext: 6414
CB3@jmbm.com

Michael Steuch is a business lawyer who specializes in M&A, equity and debt financings, and outside general counsel work. Michael has extensive experience in counseling a variety of business enterprises from their initial formation and financing through their eventual sale, including the handling of a wide variety of business agreements and corporate governance matters. He also represents many strategic acquirors and private equity groups in making acquisitions and investments across a number of different industries, including:

  • Technology, Media & Telecom (“TMT”)
  • Manufacturing & distribution 
  • Business services
  • Consumer products
  • Healthcare
  • Food and beverage

Michael represents buyers and sellers on structuring and documenting all aspects of mergers, stock, and asset acquisitions. He also handles preferred stock, convertible debt and 'retail' common equity offerings; partnership and limited liability company operating agreements; executive employment arrangements and incentive compensation programs; and a variety of intellectual property licenses and joint venture arrangements.

Representative Experience:

  • Represented premium home products retailer in $410 million sale and credit card processing business in $120 million sale to public companies
  • Represented leading software company in a $200 million control sale to a PE firm
  • Represented prominent media company in financings and acquisitions having an aggregate value of more than $250 million
  • Represented security and telecom companies in $90 million and $70 million sales to PE firms
  • Represented food products and manufacturing companies in $30 million and $40 million sales to private PE firms
  • Represented multiple PE firms and strategic acquirors in a series of acquisitions across a variety of industries
  • Numerous securities offerings for issuers in multiple industries, including growth equity and venture capital

Representative Transactions:
  • Penske Media Corporation in its acquisitions of Variety, Indiewire and the Robb Report (along with related financings)
  • Motor Vehicle Software Corporation in its control sale to Accel-KKR Partners
  • DTT Surveillance in a leveraged recapitalization with BV Investment Partners
  • Freedom Telecommunications in its sale to Wilcon Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital)
  • Mob Scene in its sale to Five Crowns Capital and StoneCreek Capital
  • Verengo, Inc. in multiple growth equity financings by institutional growth equity investors

Education

J.D., University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, 1998

B.B.A. Finance (with High Distinction), University of Iowa, 1995

Bar Admissions State Bar of California
Associations

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

ProVisors M&A2

TBT

Languages
Danish
Awards & Recognition
  • Variety Legal Impact Report 2017
  • M&A Advisor "40 Under 40" Recognition Awards (2012)
  • Recognized as a Southern California "Rising Star" by Los Angeles Magazine — 2006-2013.
  • Editor-in-chief, UCLA Entertainment Law Review — 1997-98
  • Executive Editor, UCLA Entertainment Law Review — 1996-97