Samuel R. Weiner

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Samuel R. Weiner

Samuel R. Weiner

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Sam Weiner is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, the former Chair of the firm’s Transactional Tax Practice and Co-chair of the firm’s Asian Tax Practice. Mr. Weiner's practice focuses on federal and state taxation of corporations and partnerships in a variety of US and international contexts, including:

Advising clients on tax issues related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings, including debtor and creditor tax considerations, loss preservation and cancellation of debt issues, and financial products and services
Representing investment banks and funds, public and private companies, individual investors and non-US corporations on taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations, joint ventures and spin-offs
Structuring and implementing leveraged buyouts, including US and non-US restructuring issues, financing expenditures, equity capital and debt expenses, consolidated group structuring, hostile takeover defense expenses, compensation issues, accounting and inventory adjustments

Mr. Weiner has:

Served as Chairman of the State Bar of California’s Corporate Tax Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Corporate Taxation Section
Lectured before the Tax Executives Institute, the University of Southern California Tax Institute (where he is a member of the Executive Committee), the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation, the Practicing Law Institute, the Chicago-Kent College of Law Federal Tax Institute and the UCLA Law Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions
Written articles for Major Tax Planning, the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation, the Practicing Law Institute and Turnarounds & Workouts

Chambers Global, Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US legal guides have continually recognized Mr. Weiner as a leading tax attorney.

Mr. Weiner's representative transactions include:

The Walt Disney Company in its pending US$500 million acquisition of Maker Studios, a media company enabling artists to create, distribute and monetize their original content on YouTube
Xyratex, a provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and network technology, in its US$374 million sale to Seagate Technology
Spansion in its US$175 million acquisition of the Microcontroller and Analog business of Fujitsu Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors
FountainVest Partners in its acquisition of Key Safety Systems, a provider of airbags and other car safety components. Value: Confidential.
JustFab, a subsidiary of Intelligent Beauty, in its acquisition of ShoeDazzle, an online retailer of designer women shoes and accessories. Value: Confidential.
OpenTable in its acquisition of RezBook, a mobile application and online reservation management system for restaurants. Value: Confidential.
DermStore, an online provider of cosmetic and beauty products, in its sale to Target Corporation. Value: Confidential.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. in its term loan facility and revolving credit facility, concurrent with a US$200 million notes offering
Emerald Expositions Holding, Inc. in its term loan and revolving credit facility, concurrent with a US$200 million senior bond offering, in connection to its acquisition of Nielsen Business Media Holdings, owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows
PT Pertamina in its US$5 billion Global Medium Term Notes Program

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Samuel R. Weiner
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
AB, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
Class of 1984
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State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

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The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Alphatec Holdings, Inc. purchases EOS Imaging SA

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NIO, Inc. (China) issued USD American Depositary Shares

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Strayer Education, Inc. purchases Capella Education Co.

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Court Admission: State Bar of California
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