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Lawrence T. Yanowitch

Yanowitch, Lawrence T.


Northern Virginia, (703) 760-7318


Georgetown University (B.A., 1984)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1987)

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District of Columbia
New York

Larry Yanowitch is co-chair of the firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Yanowitch predominantly represents emerging companies (both public and private), investment banks and institutional investors.

He has completed hundreds of M&A transactions in his career with purchase prices ranging from $5 million to over $5 billion. Mr. Yanowitch has particular experience in the technology and Federal sectors. He has experience in structuring, negotiating and advising clients on a wide variety of M&A transactions, including mergers, tax-free reorganizations, stock purchases, asset transactions, both negotiated and unsolicited tender offers, proxy fights, leveraged buyouts, Section 363 transactions and joint ventures.  Mr. Yanowitch specializes in developing acquisition programs for companies using M&A as a growth strategy.

Mr. Yanowitch also has corporate finance and securities law expertise, including registered public offerings of debt and equity (including IPOs), PIPES, venture capital financings, international offerings, exchange offers and corporate restructurings. His practice involves ongoing counseling for clients on matters such as SEC compliance, securities and disclosure issues and corporate governance matters. 

Mr. Yanowitch is a frequent author, commentator and lecturer on M&A topics. He is the founder of M&A University, an executive training program for management teams using M&A as a growth strategy. Many leading organizations in the Mid-Atlantic have benefited from M&A University including Arinc, Discovery Communications, Financial Executives International, ManTech International, DynCorp International, SI International, American Systems, The Corporate Executive Board, NCI Information Systems, and The Advisory Board Company.

Mr. Yanowitch has been awarded the Chambers USA highest rating since 2006. Recently, Chambers USA 2016 described him as “an extensively experienced corporate lawyer who offers deep expertise in high-value M&A and is regularly sought after for his advice on developing acquisition growth strategies. ‘He’s extremely knowledgeable, has great attention to detail, and from a negotiation standpoint he's flexible yet firm,’ reports one impressed client.” Chambers USA 2012 notes that "he is another 'standout attorney' at the firm.”  Chambers USA 2011 notes that he is "another top-drawer partner, who clients say 'is great at negotiations and has a calm and even demeanor,' adding: 'He is very thoughtful and pragmatic, with a good grasp of market conditions.'" Legal 500 has recommended Mr. Yanowitch in M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-$5bn) in 2012–2015, in addition to being named to Best Lawyers in America in the field of mergers and acquisitions law every year since 2008.