Lee Weinberg


Yale Law School

University of Rochester
B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
California state courts
U.S. District Court
(Central District of California)

Clients’ goals and needs are never “cookie cutter”.

Lee Weinberg has helped a wide range of clients meet their personal, financial and business goals, including “Business Divorces”, first-time liquidity events and domestic and international financings and transactions.

Clients know they can count on Lee for individually-tailored options, thoughtful and practical guidance, and creative solutions (as well as access to his broad network) as they navigate all manner of issues and situations.

Practice Areas and Representative Industries

  • Brand-focused products and services
  • Hospitality and Restaurant
  • Cannabis & Cannabis Ecosystem
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health and Wellness
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Aerospace and Electronics
  • Technology, Mobile and Communications
  • Media, Marketing and Distribution
    (mobile, internet, and traditional)

    • “Business Divorces” and Partner Disputes
    • Sales and Purchases of Businesses (M&A)
    • Liquidity Events, Cash-out Transactions
    • Joint Ventures and Partnerships
    • Financings (Capital, Debt and Bank)
    • Entity Selection, Structuring & Advisory
    • Private Equity and Venture Capital
    • C-Suite Employment & Board Agreements
    • Licensing and Endorsements
    • IP, Software and Government Contracts
    • CEO and Board Counseling; Outside GC


  • Director (Board) of Umami Restaurant Group
  • Director (Board) and Officer of YouMail
  • Advisor, AEi Systems, space electronics analysis
  • Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP
    (later Dreier Stein Kahan Browne Woods George LLP)
  • Co-founder and CEO, SalesMountain, mobile & internet infomediary
  • SMG, artist management & music publishing firm
  • Riordan & McKinzie
  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Sullivan & Cromwell


  • Published / Quoted in Euromoney, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, Yale University Press, Business Law News, The National Law Journal, SoCal Tech, and Technology Council
  • Lecturer and Panelist on 1st-time Sellers/Liquidity Events, “Business Divorces, Marriages and Spin-offs”, Media and Technology, Music Publishing, Start-ups, Entity Selection and Structuring, and Business and Investing, including for
    • USC’s Marshall School of Business
    • USC’s Annenberg School of Communications
    • UCLA’s Anderson School of Business
    • CFA Society of Los Angeles, and
    • Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Featured guest on business radio broadcasts

Community Service:

  • March of Dimes (Board); Yale Alumni Schools Committee

Outside Interests:

  • Family, international travel, music, food