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Pasadena
201 S. Lake Ave
Suite 302
Pasadena, CA 91101

626-773-7659
626-583-8610 fax

Cerritos
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3200
562-653-3333 fax

Education

  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
  • MBA, Institute of Rural Management, India
  • B.S., University of Delhi, India

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Middle Market and Small Business Committee
  • California State Bar

Rajnish Puri

Partner

Practice Areas

Experience

Rajnish Puri is a partner in the Pasadena and Cerritos offices of the firm. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, joint ventures, private placements of equity and debt securities, and other business transactions, with an emphasis in private, middle market, and emerging growth companies. Mr. Puri also advises companies on corporate governance, executive employment, and shareholder matters. His clients include corporations, partnerships, entrepreneurs, and family-owned businesses in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, bio-agriculture, digital media, entertainment, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and wealth management industries. Prior to joining Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Mr. Puri practiced at an international law firm and a domestic firm as a corporate finance attorney.

Education

Mr. Puri earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 and his MBA in 1987 from universities in India. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1996 from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Memberships

American Bar Association, Middle Market and Small Business Committee

California State Bar 

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Puri regularly leads seminars about buying and selling companies. He also gives presentations to companies about corporate finance and related business matters.

Representative Matters

Mr. Puri has acted as lead counsel for the following clients:

  • A family-owned corporation in the aerospace manufacturing business, in its sale of assets to a public company for $150 million
  • A privately-owned corporation in the furniture manufacturing business, and its shareholders, in the sale of the outstanding securities in the company to a private equity group, in a transaction valued at $84 million
  • A private equity group in its acquisition of a school supplies company, in a transaction valued at $75 million
  • A privately-owned corporation in the imaging business, in its sale to a private equity group for $31 million
  • A privately-owned corporation formed under the laws of India and engaged in the information technology business, and its shareholders, in the $29 million sale of its outstanding securities to a European enterprise
  • A privately-owned corporation in the HVAC business, in its sale of assets to a strategic partner for $28 million
  • A privately-owned corporation, in its $28 million acquisition of the shares held by its minority shareholder
  • Members of a privately-owned limited liability company in the insurance services industry, in the sale of their membership interests to an international insurance group for $20 million
  • A privately-owned corporation, in the sale of its preferred equity to private equity groups for $12 million
  • A privately-owned corporation in the apparel manufacturing business, in its debt restructuring and acquisition of the shares held by the minority shareholder, for a transaction value of $10 million
  • A privately-owned corporation in the insurance services industry, in its sale of assets to a U.S.-based insurance group for $5 million
  • A privately-owned corporation in the accessories manufacturing business, in its acquisition of the assets of a subsidiary of a public company, for $5 million
  • A privately-owned corporation in the manufacturing of security cards business, in its $3 million sale of assets to a private equity group
  • A privately-owned company in the software development business, in the $3 million sale of its assets to a public company
  • A privately-owned corporation in the publishing business, in multiple asset acquisition transactions ranging between $2-5 million
  • CalPERS, in its investments in various limited partnerships, ranging between $20-35 million
  • GE Capital, in its late-round investments in various start-ups and emerging growth companies, ranging between $5-10 million
  • Bank of America, in its investments in various limited partnerships, ranging between $5-10 million
  • Several entrepreneurs and small-sized companies in sale and purchase transactions ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million

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