David H. Sands: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

David H. Sands


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • and Advertising
  • Finance
  • Equity Sponsor Finance
  • Digital Business
  • Financial Services
  • Mortgage Banking
University Oberlin College, B.A., 1984
Law SchoolBoston University, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, California

David Sands is a partner and co-chair of the Firm's Corporate Practice Group. David splits his time among the Firm's Los Angeles, Orange County, and Century City offices.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Sands handles major strategic and institutional transactions involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Mr. Sands concentrates on the representation of companies involved in the media, entertainment and technologies industries and companies involved in the creation and distribution of financial products and financial services in a wide variety of key strategic transactions, including formation planning and initial capitalization, executive compensation structures, Internet and e-commerce arrangements and institutional capital transactions and other forms of equity and debt offerings (public and private), strategic alliances and partnerships, and merger and acquisitions (including take private transactions). He has extensive experience in providing counseling and providing strategic planning for the Firm's clients.


•2013 Most Influential M&A Advisors in Los Angeles Business Journal

•2013 Top Transactional Attorneys in Variety's Legal Impact Report

•2012 Game-Changing Attorneys in Variety's Legal Impact Report

•Featured in Variety's Dealmakers Impact Report '08. The profile covers several of his entertainment industry matters: representing Reveille owners in its sale to Shine, Cookie Jar in its purchase of DIC and a dispute with American Greetings, as well as Endemol in its acquisition of 51 Minds and Original Media.

•Top leading Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Venture Capital) Lawyer, Chambers & Partners', 2007-2014

•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009-2014

•Legal 500 US, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2008-2012, 2014

•Which Lawyer?, Corporate/M&A, Practical Law Company, 2009-2012 (Also at Avenue of the Stars Office)


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David H. Sands

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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