About Lee Weinberg:

[email protected]


Yale Law School

University of Rochester
B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions:


Court Admissions:

Central District of California
California state courts

Clients’ goals and needs are never “cookie-cutter”.

Lee Weinberg has helped a wide range of clients meet their personal, financial and business goals, including “Business Divorces”, first-time liquidity events, and domestic and international financings and transactions.

Clients know they can count on Lee for individually-tailored options, thoughtful and practical guidance, and creative solutions (as well as access to his broad network) as they navigate all manner of issues and situations.


Practice Areas:

  • “Business Divorces” and Partner Disputes
  • Sales and Purchases of Businesses (M&A)
  • Joint Ventures and Partnerships
  • Financings (Capital, Debt, and Bank)
  • Liquidity Events, Cash-out Transactions
  • Entity Selection, Structuring & Advisory
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Licensing and Endorsements
  • IP, Software and Government Contracts
  • C-Suite Employment & Board Agreements
  • CEO and Board Counseling
  • Outside General Counsel

Representative Industries:

  • Brand-focused products and services
  • Hospitality and Restaurant
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Food and Beverage
  • Cannabis & Cannabis Ecosystem
  • Health and Wellness
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Aerospace and Electronics
  • Technology, Mobile and Communications
  • Media, Marketing and Distribution (mobile, internet, and traditional)


  • Director (Board) of Umami Restaurant Group
  • Director (Board) and Officer of YouMail
  • Advisor, AEi Systems, space electronics analysis
  • Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP (later Dreier Stein Kahan Browne Woods George LLP)
  • Co-founder and CEO, SalesMountain, mobile & internet infomediary
  • SMG, artist management & music publishing firm
  • Riordan & McKinzie
  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Sullivan & Cromwell


  • Published/Quoted by Bloomberg, Thompson/Reuters, Euromoney, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, Yale University Press, Business Law News, The National Law Journal, and SoCal Tech
  • Lecturer and Panelist on 1st-time Sellers/Liquidity Events, “Business Divorces, Marriages and Spin-offs,” Media and Technology, Music Publishing, Start-ups, Entity Selection, and Structuring, and Business and Investing, including for
  • USC’s Marshall School of Business
  • USC’s Annenberg School of Communications
  • UCLA’s Anderson School of Business
  • CFA Society of Los Angeles, and
  • Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Featured guest on business radio broadcasts

Community Service:

  • March of Dimes (Board); Yale Alumni Schools Committee

Outside Interests:

  • Family, international travel, music, food