Overview

Richard W. (Jack) Lasater II is a business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he provides counsel in the areas of corporate and securities matters, including general business advice, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and securities compliance. He also provides advice and counseling regarding real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and leasing. He is chair of Foley's Business Law Department, former managing partner of the Los Angeles office and a member of the Transactional & Securities and Real Estate Practices. He is also a member of the Food & Beverage, Sports, and Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Teams.

Mr. Lasater's corporate clients include publicly traded and closely held businesses engaged in different aspects of manufacturing, sales, service and investment. He has represented clients in the formation of new business entities, capital formation, merger and consolidation, sale and acquisition of stock and assets, general business matters, and liquidation and dissolution. He also has extensive experience in real estate analysis, acquisition, development, construction, management, leasing and finance, and has assisted his clients in the related formation of partnerships, joint ventures and syndications.

Recognition

  • Named to The BTI Consulting Group’s coveted BTI Client Service All-Stars list for 2014; This elite group of standout attorneys — identified solely through unprompted client feedback — are recognized as delivering the absolute best client service; he was also named a 2012 BTI Client Service All-Star
  • Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system 
  • Selected for inclusion since 2006 in the Southern California Super Lawyers® lists 
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, since 2013 and was named 2015 and 2017 Los Angeles Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year

Education

Mr. Lasater received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1971 and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1974.

Representative Matters

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IAG Coffee Franchisor sold its IT’S A GRIND franchise rights to the client for $3.5 million. The transaction was structured as an asset purchase by the client of IAG Coffee’s coffee franchise business.
Diedrich Coffee sold its GLORIA JEAN’S U.S.-based franchise rights to the client for $3.1 million. The transaction was structured as a stock purchase by a client of Diedrich’s coffee franchise business.