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 applies his combined financial, entrepreneurial and legal experience to meet the many special needs and goals of growth companies, institutional and CEO-led businesses, investors, senior executives, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals and personalities, both domestic and international.

Lee has helped a wide range of clients meet their personal, financial and business objectives, including via more than $20 billion in domestic and international transactions and financings. He is active on several growth-company boards and has helped operate and finance media and communications, hospitality, and technology, businesses from heir inception.

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)

    • 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
    • Personal and Outside General Counsel


  • 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, Media and Technology, Music Publishing, “Business Divorces, Marriages and Spin-offs”, 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