Walt Lemanski

Director


 

Walt Lemanski

Director

BIOGRAPHY

Walt Lemanski is a seasoned corporate transactions attorney who advises clients on recognizing risks and opportunities in business transactions, and assists them in structuring deals to identify and allocate those same risks and opportunities in a manner acceptable to all the parties. He has broad experience in a wide array of transactions, with companies of all sizes, including mergers and acquisitions; sales, manufacturing, licensing, research and development, distributor, vendor and third party payer relationships; private securities offerings; financing transactions; joint ventures; and corporate restructurings.

Mr. Lemanski counsels clients throughout the full transaction life cycle from the initial negotiation of principal deal terms through due diligence; regulatory review; contract structuring and negotiation; and integration and operations following the contract execution or transaction closing. He has significant experience working in highly regulated industries such as healthcare and real estate services, as well as manufacturing, hospitality and technology. Mr. Lemanski has represented large public corporations, privately held companies, and private equity and individual investors, located in the U.S. and abroad, in complex transactions, as well as smaller roll-up or tuck-in acquisitions and other types of business ventures. Mr. Lemanski also provides general corporate and business law advice on day-to-day legal matters and general commercial agreements. As a former in-house counsel at two major corporations, he is well accustomed to working with executives to find legal solutions that meet the company’s business goals and objectives. Below are some examples of Mr. Lemanski’s legal representations.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented a client in stock and asset acquisitions of over 25 private companies in connection with service industry client’s roll-up strategy
  • A public entertainment company in a large stock acquisition, including a spin-off of the target’s unwanted assets
  • Multiple public company and private equity clients in “tuck-in” acquisitions and divestitures of healthcare companies
  • A public company in the divestiture of multiple medical device and supplies businesses
  • A private company in a short timeline acquisition of a distressed target, including a short-term bridge loan, preferred stock acquisition and cash-out of minority stockholders
  • A public company in a uniquely structured “lease to own” acquisition of assets
  • A private company in the acquisition of the assets of an internet technology company

Cross Border Transactions

  • An Asian client in the acquisition of preferred stock of a U.S. technology company
  • A Central European company in the acquisition of the assets of a U.S. manufacturing company
  • An international franchise company in the cross-border acquisition of a Canadian franchise system
  • A German company in a stock acquisition of a U.S. manufacturing company
  • A U.S. based company in an international travel services joint venture
  • A Scandinavian company in the acquisition of a U.S. manufacturing company

Healthcare Transactions

  • Managed care and other third party payer agreements
  • Group purchasing organization (GPO) purchase and sale agreements
  • Healthcare provider agreements on behalf of both providers and purchasers
  • Healthcare business acquisitions and divestitures

Technology Transactions

  • Software license and development agreements on behalf of both users and developers
  • Internet services agreements on behalf of both providers and users
  • Digital content development and license agreements

Business Restructuring

  • A public company in a major debt recapitalization
  • A privately held company in the split-off of multiple businesses into separate entities

Financing Transactions

  • A public company in a private offering of preferred stock
  • A private equity fund in a private stock offering in connection with a major acquisition of public manufacturing company
  • A privately held manufacturing company in multiple private offering rounds
  • A public company in Series B round investments in two different emerging technology companies
  • A private company borrower in a long term bank credit facility

Memberships

  • [Member, American Bar Assocition, Business Law Section and Health Law Section
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association

  • Contact Info

    Practice Areas

    Education

    • Vanderbilt University School of Law
      J.D., 1997, Order of the Coif
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
      MBA, 1992
    • USAF Institute of Technology
      MSCE, 1989
    • United States Air Force Academy
      B.S., 1984, graduated with academic distinction

    Admissions

    • Admitted to practice in Colorado
    • Admitted to practice in Wisconsin