Donald Lee is a partner in the corporate transactional group of LKP Global Law, focusing his legal practice in three primary areas:
- Mr. Lee represents start-up, emerging growth and middle market companies as their outside general counsel, serving as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and management teams. He works with companies in a number of industries, including technology, digital media, internet marketing, video games, branded consumer products (such as food, beverage, pets and beauty), financial services, business services and more.
- He has extensive experience serving as counsel to both investors (including venture capital funds, angel investors, growth and mezzanine capital providers, private equity groups and other capital sources) and companies in equity and debt financing transactions. These deals range from small seed capital investments (in the form of common or preferred equity financings and convertible debt) to traditional venture capital preferred stock transactions to both minority and control investments made by private equity funds. He also represents borrowers in secured debt financing transactions.
- Mr. Lee has broad and deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions transactions representing both buyers and sellers. He regularly advises private equity funds and strategic buyers in their acquisitions, and he counsels companies and entrepreneurs on their liquidity events. Mr. Lee works closely with his clients on every phase of the transaction, from initial deal structure (asset sales, stock sales or statutory mergers) to post-closing issues that are critical to clients, such as non-competes, employment agreements and earn-outs.
Prior to joining LKP Global Law, Mr. Lee was a shareholder in the corporate department at Buchalter Nemer in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the State Bars of California, Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Lee earned a B.A., with Honors, in Political Science from Stanford University in 1988. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1994, where he served as Editor-in- Chief of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lee worked for three years on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Bob Dole (R-Kansas) in Washington, D.C.
Donald S. Lee