Walt Lemanski



Walt Lemanski



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; joint ventures; and corporate restructurings.

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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, emerging private companies, and private equity investors in large, complex deals, including negotiation of international 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.

Legal Experience

  • Represented a client in stock and asset acquisitions of over 25 private companies in connection with service industry client’s roll-up strategy
  • Represented a public client in a stock acquisition, including spin-off of unwanted assets
  • Handled multiple “tuck-in” acquisitions and divestitures of healthcare services companies for public and private equity clients
  • Represented a private equity fund client in multiple roll-up acquisitions of privately held companies by platform company
  • Represented an Asian client in the private equity acquisition of preferred stock of a technology company
  • Represented a national company in a common stock initial public offering
  • Represented a public company in a private offering of preferred stock
  • Handled divestiture of multiple medical device and supplies businesses for a public company
  • Represented a private equity fund in a private equity offering in connection with major acquisition of public manufacturing company
  • Handled a short timeline acquisition of a distressed target including short term bridge loan, preferred stock acquisition and cash-out of minority stockholders
  • Represented a public company in a major debt recapitalization
  • Represented an international franchise company in a cross-border acquisition of a Canadian franchise system
  • Negotiated a uniquely structured “lease to own” disposition of assets by a hospitality company
  • Represented a major shareholder group in a secondary offering of public company stock
  • Represented an international joint venture between travel services companies
  • Negotiated hundreds of managed care payer, group purchasing organization (GPO), healthcare provider and other purchasing and services agreements on behalf of major healthcare clients


  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association

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    • 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


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