Lawrence T. Yanowitch

Lawrence T. Yanowitch

Education

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

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York
Virginia

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 was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law in Washington, D.C. by Best Lawyers in America.

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 Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, Discovery Communications, Financial Executives International, ManTech International, DynCorp 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. Legal 500 has recommended Mr. Yanowitch for M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-$5bn) in 2012–2017, in addition to being named to Best Lawyers in America in the field of mergers and acquisitions law every year since 2008.In Chambers USA 2018 one client described him as a “rock star when it comes to reading a deal and reading people’s motivations” and in Chambers USA 2017, one client recognized him as “an amazing lawyer.” In Chambers USA 2016 he was recognized 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,” and “He’s extremely knowledgeable, has great attention to detail, and from a negotiation standpoint he's flexible yet firm,” reports one impressed client.” 

Mr.Yanowitch is recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019 as "Lawyer of the Year" in Corporate Law in Washington, D.C.

Legal 500 US has recommended Mr. Yanowitch in M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-$5bn) in 2012–2017, in addition to being named to Best Lawyers in America in the field of mergers and acquisitions law every year since 2008.

Mr. Yanowitch has been awarded the Chambers USA highest rating since 2006 for Corporate/M&A in Northern Virginia.

Chambers USA 2018 - described by a client as a “rock star when it comes to reading a deal and reading people’s motivations.”

Chambers USA 2017 – Sources call him “an amazing lawyer.”

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,” and “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 2015 - notes that Mr. Yanowitch “offers considerable expertise in transactional matters for public and private startups, investors, and investment banks.” One source described him as a “top guy and a go-to person at the firm.”

Chambers USA 2014 - notes that he “receives significant praise for his strengths in private equity work” and for his “enviable commercial skills.” Clients interviewed for the award comment that he has “very sound business judgement.”

Mr. Yanowitch was also named several times as Top Corporate M&A Lawyer by the Washington Business Journal.

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