James J. Slaby

James J. (“Jerry”) Slaby is of counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Slaby is the former Chairman of the Firm's Corporate Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Slaby's practice is concentrated in the representation of public and private companies in all phases of commercial transactions, including state and federal securities law matters, registration of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, joint ventures, representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital financings. He has also served as an expert witness in litigation concerning federal securities law issues. Mr. Slaby has represented clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the California Commissioner of Corporations. Mr. Slaby has also extensively and actively supervised civil litigation matters as General Counsel to public and private corporations. He has attended, as counsel, over 300 public company board of directors meetings.

Mr. Slaby has represented, as lead counsel (i) a NYSE-listed company in its $700 million merger with another NYSE-listed company, (ii) a NYSE-listed company in its $1.7 billion unsolicited offer for control of another public company, (iii) the issuer in a $115 million Rule 144A debenture offering, (iv) a NYSE-listed company in a $100 million acquisition (v) a large British public company in the $250 million sale of its U.S. subsidiary, and $200 million sale of its Canadian subsidiary (vi) a U.S. corporation in the $130 million sale of its Japanese subsidiary and (vii) a family-owned business in its $105 million sale to a NYSE-listed company.

During September 1991 through July 1993, Mr. Slaby served as the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Baker & McKenzie. He also served as a member of Baker & McKenzie’s Policy Committee.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Emerging Growth/Venture Capital, 3) Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses and 4) Mergers and Acquisitions
Law School University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.)
Education University of South Dakota (B.S., 1962)
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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