Eric A. Newsom

Eric A. Newsom is co-chair of Manatt’s Corporate and Finance Practice Group and chair of its Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice Group. Mr. Newsom’s personal practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment transactions, equity and debt securities offerings, complex joint ventures and corporate governance and compliance matters. He has represented buyers, sellers, investors and intermediaries in scores of business combination, buyout and investment transactions, with particular emphasis on the healthcare, technology, consumer product and food and beverage industries.

Mr. Newsom also has extensive experience in the structuring and operation of private equity and venture capital funds, having represented numerous private investment funds, fund sponsors and limited partners in the formation and operation of domestic and offshore investment vehicles and in advising fund sponsors on general partner formation and separation issues.

A significant portion of Mr. Newsom’s practice involves advising clients in connection with cross-border transactions, whether engaging foreign counsel to assist domestic clients in managing offshore assets, or representing foreign clients in sales to U.S.-based acquirers. As Manatt’s ALFA International contact partner, Mr. Newsom manages the Firm’s relationship with attorney-members of this international legal network in over 50 countries.

As a member of the Vineyard, Wine & Beverage Industry Team, Mr. Newsom has also represented agriculture funds, wineries and other ag industry clients in all aspects of their operations, including acquisitions, joint ventures and distribution agreements.

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Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate & Finance, 3) Digital Media, 4) Energy & Natural Resources, 5) Hospitality, 6) International Business, 7) Mergers and Acquisitions, 8) Private Equity, 9) Sports, 10) Vineyard and 11) Wine & Beverage
Law School University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 1996)
Education University of California, Davis (B.A., 1993)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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