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Jeffrey R. Groendal is a partner in Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP's corporate practice. Jeff has broad experience in corporate counsel work, M&A and general business transactions, real estate transactions, employment counseling, and intellectual property and licensing. In all of the foregoing fields, Jeff has served both large and mid-sized privately-held companies in addition to investors and entrepreneurs.

Jeff regularly acts as a transactional adviser to his clients from early stage to exit. On M&A matters, he has experience as counsel in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and fundraising. He negotiates and oversees the completion of all phases of a deal, from the preparation of a letter of intent, to due diligence, to the drafting of primary (i.e. stock and asset purchase agreements) and ancillary agreements, and up to and through closing and post-closing items.

Jeff also frequently serves as outside general counsel to businesses and entrepreneurs, advising on matters of corporate governance, corporate structure, financing and capital raising, other expansion and acquisition opportunities, regulatory and agency issues, real estate (leasing, sales/acquisitions, and financing), employment, and intellectual property and licensing. He commonly drafts and negotiates a variety of agreements, including loan agreements, securities and stock subscription agreements, private placement memorandums, licensing agreements, and other general transactions.

Jeff services multiple industries, and has particularly relevant experience in hospitality, health care, retail, restaurant, entertainment, manufacturing & distribution, and other business services.


J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2007

B.S., University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, 2002
Business Administration, magna cum laude

Bar Admission State Bar of California
Oregon State Bar
Recognition & Awards

Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2014-2017