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Violet Wallach

Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1519
Fax: (310) 551-8394
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Ms. Wallach is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, specializing in US and international commercial transactions.  Ms. Wallach represents clients in a broad range of corporate matters including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, sales, restructurings, joint ventures and strategic initiatives, and private equity transactions.  Ms. Wallach has considerable experience in international M&A, including cross-border and investment transactions involving both public and privately held companies, and outsourcing transactions.

Ms. Wallach also regularly advises clients on matters of corporate governance and compliance, including global compliance projects for multinational corporations.

Ms. Wallach’s practice involves several sectors including technology, food and beverage, healthcare, entertainment and media, telecommunications, retail and consumer products.

Representative transactions include:

  • Sale of California based Japanese specialty supermarket chain to Japanese publicly traded company
  • Investment of Australian private equity fund in new U.S. hospital services venture (modeled after existing Australian platform) and related structuring of business
  • Sale of technology start-up to global communication software and service provider
  • General commercial representation of entertainment technology start-up including formation matters and angel round convertible note investments
  • Restructuring of corporate and real estate holdings of privately held bakery products and restaurant company with international distribution
  • Serial investments of privately held international restaurant chain in other food and beverage businesses (such as a meal delivery service company, coffee and tea company and specialty pizza company), including via joint ventures and acquisitions of preferred units and shares
  • Investments by nonprofit health services corporation in its subsidiary for-profit business venture to commercialize a proprietary gene sequencing and interpretation service, including related formation matters
  • Acquisition by California health services corporation of independent physician association
  • Outsourcing by US technology company of global facilities management in 35 countries to commercial real estate services company involving several hundred million dollars in annual spend

Ms. Wallach has worked twice at the U.S. State Department, with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, D.C. and at the U.S. embassy in Quito, Ecuador, and has worked at the NATO base (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Mons, Belgium.  Ms. Wallach has also served as lead attorney for persecuted individuals from Central America and the Middle East with respect to their asylum cases and other immigration-related matters.

Ms. Wallach is fluent in Spanish, proficient in French and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.

Ms. Wallach is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, specializing in US and international commercial transactions.  Ms. Wallach represents clients in a broad range of corporate matters including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, sales, restructurings, joint ventures and strategic initiatives, and private equity transactions.  Ms. Wallach has considerable experience in international M&A, including cross-border and investment transactions involving both public and privately held companies, and outsourcing transactions.

Ms. Wallach also regularly advises clients on matters of corporate governance and compliance, including global compliance projects for multinational corporations.

Ms. Wallach’s practice involves several sectors including technology, food and beverage, healthcare, entertainment and media, telecommunications, retail and consumer products.

Representative transactions include:

  • Sale of California based Japanese specialty supermarket chain to Japanese publicly traded company
  • Investment of Australian private equity fund in new U.S. hospital services venture (modeled after existing Australian platform) and related structuring of business
  • Sale of technology start-up to global communication software and service provider
  • General commercial representation of entertainment technology start-up including formation matters and angel round convertible note investments
  • Restructuring of corporate and real estate holdings of privately held bakery products and restaurant company with international distribution
  • Serial investments of privately held international restaurant chain in other food and beverage businesses (such as a meal delivery service company, coffee and tea company and specialty pizza company), including via joint ventures and acquisitions of preferred units and shares
  • Investments by nonprofit health services corporation in its subsidiary for-profit business venture to commercialize a proprietary gene sequencing and interpretation service, including related formation matters
  • Acquisition by California health services corporation of independent physician association
  • Outsourcing by US technology company of global facilities management in 35 countries to commercial real estate services company involving several hundred million dollars in annual spend

Ms. Wallach has worked twice at the U.S. State Department, with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, D.C. and at the U.S. embassy in Quito, Ecuador, and has worked at the NATO base (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Mons, Belgium.  Ms. Wallach has also served as lead attorney for persecuted individuals from Central America and the Middle East with respect to their asylum cases and other immigration-related matters.

Ms. Wallach is fluent in Spanish, proficient in French and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2004)
    Hastings International & Comparative Law Review (2002-2003)
  • B.A., Brown University (2001)
  • Study Abroad, University of Seville (1999-2000)

Admissions

  • California