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Anna M. Graves
Ms. Graves is a partner in the law firm's Corporate & Securities practice and co-leader of the Restaurant, Food & Beverage industry group. Ms. Graves has broad-based experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, licensing, and general corporate matters. She concentrates her practice in the core areas of M&A, emerging growth companies (including start-ups), capital formation activities including private placements, brand licensing transactions, supply and distribution agreements, private equity investments, and SEC compliance matters.
Ms. Graves’ finance experience includes acting as counsel for issuers, venture investors, angel investors, private equity funds, start-up companies, and selling stockholders/members. Her M&A experience includes representing both buyers and sellers, strategic acquisitions, acquisitions through bankruptcy, other distressed transactions, recapitalizations, and structural reorganizations.
Ms. Graves represents a number of restaurant, retail and entertainment clients, including large national and regional restaurant chains, nightlife and event companies, early-stage restaurant ventures and brand development and licensing companies. Ms. Graves is Chair of the UCLA Extension California Restaurant Industry Conference held each spring and is a member of the firm's Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Marketing, Distribution & Franchising practice groups. Ms. Graves often speaks on various corporate and legal topics at restaurant industry conferences, CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar) conferences, and other programs. Ms. Graves is also involved in select charitable and community activities.
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Chair of the UCLA Extension California Restaurant Industry Conference, held in Los Angeles each Spring
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Speaker, "Mergers & Acquisitions 2009: Understanding The New World Order", Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 10, 2008