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Andrew M. Apfelberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Attorney
Andrew M. Apfelberg, Esq.

Phone: 310.734.1965


Languages: English

Andrew M. Apfelberg is a corporate and finance attorney for middle-market companies throughout the United States. He acts as their outside general counsel and advises them in significant transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other financings, joint ventures and licensing.

Andrew has particular expertise in the manufacturing & distribution, health & beauty, new media and technology industries. His clients benefit from his strong business and finance background gained from working for investment bank Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin prior to attending law school. This experience enables Andrew to more effectively structure transactions and negotiate agreements to maximize the return to the client and increase the likelihood of getting the deal closed.


  • JD, Boston College Law School, 1996
  • BS, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, 1993

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Legal Services
  • Financing Transactions
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Structuring & Operations
  • Fashion, Apparel & Beauty
  • Restaurant, Food & Beverage Law Group

Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman & President, ACG Los Angeles
  • Board Member, American Youth Soccer Organization – Region 58
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Fund100
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, First Family Legacy
  • Member, ProVisors

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Consumer Products,” 2012 West Coast Manufacturing Conference – An Industry in Transition, April 2012
  • Interviewed by Frank Mottek on KNX 1070 about the state of local mergers and acquisition activity

Published Articles

  • Featured, “A Qualified Opinion,” Middle Market Growth, May, 2013
  • Mentioned, “Fresh Juice Global Acquires Videro, North America,”, January 2013 
  • Quoted, “The Buyers Are Back: M&A Poised to rebound in 2013,” Yahoo Finance, January 2013
  • Mentioned, “Meet 5 California ACG Chapters,” Mergers & Acquisitions, August 2012
  • Author, “In the Court of Public Opinion: Top Tips for Managing It Successfully,”, August 2012
  • Mentioned, “Today’s Transactions: AdvisorSquare Sold to Smarsh,” Mergers & Acquisitions, June 2012
  • Author, “The ‘Layer Cake’ Approach To Contract Negotiation,” Law360, September 2010
  • Author, “SEA Change-Why Today is the Right Time to Buy,” SPA Management
  • Author, “Sea Change – Beauty’s Historic Opportunity,” GCI Magazine, November 2009
  • Co-Author, “New Facebook Usernames Have IP Implications for Trademark Owners,” ABA Business Law Section Newsletter, July 21, 2009
  • Co-Author, “Lesson from a Teenager (a needs/wants paradigm for negotiation strategy),” Strat-e-gize Magazine, September/October 2008
  • Author, “Using the Bankruptcy Code as an Acquisition Tool,” The Century City Lawyer, Fall 2007
  • Co-Author, “Drafting a Contract: Why Its Important to Consult a Lawyer,” electronicRETAILER, June 2007
  • Author, “Just Walk Away (signs of a deal gone bad),” The Century City Lawyer, Spring 2007
  • Author, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?,” Business Edge, March 2007


  • Named top 40 dealmakers, “Who’s Who in L.A. Law,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2011
  • Recipient, “40 Under 40″ Award, M&A Advisor, 2011
  • Rated, “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5,” Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed, “Southern California Super Lawyers” in the field of Business Law, 2005 – 2013
  • Recipient, “40 Under 40″ Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

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Greenberg Glusker

1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Law Firm Contact: Brian L. Davidoff

Tel: 310.734.1965

Fax: 310.201.2328


Member Since: 2005

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