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Practice Areas

Our Services

With a dedicated team of experienced attorneys, we believe that the best way to address our clients’ legal issues is to understand their strategic goals and industry. Your matter is important to us — read on to learn about our areas of expertise.

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

We are mergers and acquisitions experts with years of experience in assisting investment banks, private equity and strategic acquirers complete transactions in various industries. We approach transactions not just from a legal, but financial, economic, and strategic perspectives as well to help clients maximize value.

We assist in

  • Negotiations, preliminary and definitive agreements drafting

  • Legal due diligence and overall deal facilitation

  • Interim post-merger founder and shareholder agreements

  • Post-merger integration support

PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL, IMPACT & OTHER INVESTMENT FUNDS TRANSACTIONS

We’ve advised private funds on formation, legal strategy alignment, compliance, international finance and investor agreements. In addition, we assist portfolio companies with financing transactions, overall general counsel and exit strategies.

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REAL PROPERTY CONVEYANCE, LAND USE & DEVELOPMENT TRANSACTIONS

We have experts ready to advise on and facilitate residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchase, sale, commercial and residential leases, as well as greenfield and other developments. We also offer real estate financing advisory services to investors.

BANKRUPTCY, RESTRUCTURING & REORGANIZATION

We have expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring for both corporations and individuals. We offer bankruptcy process advice and guidance, and different types of restructuring for individual and business entity obligations. We have the skills to handle all types of situations.

Specifically, we are involved in

  • Plan review, approvals and negotiations

  • Creditor rights advice and claims adjudications

  • Debtor-in-possession financings

  • Corporate reorganization and asset sales

  • Distressed debt investing advice

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE, BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & INVESTMENT

Our reach is beyond borders. We facilitate transactions across national and regional borders, and advice on multinational intra-company transactions. We have multi-faceted and multi-jurisdictional competence to handle different types of transactions across systems and cultures

Among other processes, we assist in documenting, registering and advising on 

  • International credit and financing transactions

  • Import and export transactions

  • International project finance transactions

  • Foreign direct investments, joint ventures and partnerships

  • International franchising and distributorships

  • Technology transfer and licensing

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, TAXATION & NON-PROFIT ADVISORY SERVICES

Our corporate practice consists of advice to corporate boards on fiduciary and other duties, legal compliance, governance structuring, and other management issues. We also advise nonprofit corporations on registration, tax compliance, and status maintenance.

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GENERAL PRACTICE & COUNSEL SERVICES

If you need general corporate and commercial counsel services, we offer advice and legal assistance in

  • General contract drafting and review

  • Outside general counsel services

  • Trademark, trade secret and intellectual property protection

  • Employment and independent contractor agreements

  • Equipment leasing and other business financings

  • Personnel immigration and travel applications

  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection

  • Franchising and distribution agreements

 

People

Michael Okayo

Managing Attorney

Michael is the firm's managing attorney. He is a corporate and commercial attorney with years of experience assisting small, medium and large enterprises with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, strategic legal advice, and other related matters. He started his career in commercial litigation, before transitioning to investment banking and then corporate and commercial transactional practice. He has also acted as a management consultant to entrepreneurs and companies in various industries.

He holds a Masters (LLM) degree in Corporate, International Business, and Intellectual Property Law from the University of Southern California (USC), and an MBA in Finance and Global Management from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

He is a member of the State Bars of California and New York.

 

Phone: 310-882-5068

Email: mokayo@okayoco.com

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We have the experience and expertise necessary to offer efficient service. We will assess your matter, evaluate the strategic objectives, and align with your goals. For consultation, simply reach out to us.

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21515 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 200
Torrance, California 90503
USA

Phone: +1-310-844-7626