Band 1 – Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas)
Band 1 –  Corporate/M&A (Texas: Austin & Surrounds)
According to clients:
“Good instincts on where to be more aggressive and where clients need to be cautious.” 
“Thoughtful, efficient and very responsive.”
“Smart and business-savvy, he’s done it all, so he can help us to avoid pitfalls.”

Chambers USA 2021

Samer Zabaneh

Austin
  • 301 Congress Avenue
  • Suite 900
  • Austin, Texas 78701
  • United States
 
 

Sam Zabaneh, the firm’s Austin Office Managing Partner, advises public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors through their life cycles, from formation to liquidity.

Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Mr. Zabaneh advises clients across industries — particularly technology and life sciences — on a broad range of corporate issues, including:

  • General corporate matters
  • Various capital raising and liquidity event transactions
  • Private and public equity financing 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance and periodic reporting requirements of publicly held companies

Representative clients include: 

  • Aceable
  • Big Commerce
  • Next Coast Ventures
  • RetailMeNot 
  • RVshare
  • Tritium Partners

Mr. Zabaneh’s experience includes advising:

  • A public e-commerce company in its sale to a private equity firm*
  • A software company in its initial public offering*
  • A UK-listed company in its acquisition of private US industrial companies*
  • An e-commerce company in its initial public offering and subsequent follow-on public offering*
  • An e-commerce analytics company in its sale to a public company*
  • A private equity firm in its acquisition of a transportation and logistics company*
  • A logistics company in its sale to a private equity firm*
  • An e-commerce company in its sale to a public company*
  • A public semiconductor company in the sale of one of its divisions*
  • A private equity firm in the leveraged buyout of an internet company*
  • A private semiconductor company in its sale to a public company*
  • Public and private companies in corporate governance and SEC reporting obligations*
  • Private technology companies and venture capital firms in preferred stock and debt transactions*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

 
 
 
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