Sander C. Zagzebski | Partner | Marijuana lawyer

Sander C. Zagzebski


Sander C. Zagzebski is a partner with the Corporate & Business practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Mr. Zagzebski has broad experience as a transactional corporate/securities lawyer and represents clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other change-of-control transactions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; capital raising transactions (offerings of debt and equity securities, including private equity investments and venture capital investments); restructurings and recapitalizations; structured finance transactions; private equity and venture capital fund formation and governance; and general corporate, partnership and LLC matters.

Mr. Zagzebski has represented technology and new media companies, investment advisors, aerospace and defense companies, bank holding companies, manufacturing companies, real estate companies, entertainment companies, and consumer product companies in M&A, capital raising and other strategic corporate transactions ranging in size from under $10M to in excess of $1B.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 1997
    • Order of the Coif
    • St. Thomas More Law Honors Society
  • B.S. Loyola Marymount University, 1994

Representative Matters

  • Acted as counsel to a middle market private equity fund sponsor in the formation of its approximately $100 million private equity fund
  • Acted as counsel to a technology company in several rounds of venture capital financing raising in excess of $75 million in the aggregate
  • Acted as counsel to a technology and aviation services company in connection with several joint venture and strategic alliance transactions
  • Acted as counsel to a fund-less LBO sponsor in connection with its pending acquisition of a subsidiary of a publicly traded seller
  • Acted as counsel to clients in joint venture and strategic alliance transactions with valuations up to and in excess of $150 million
  • Acted as counsel to a rapidly growing financial services company in connection with several rounds of institutional financing and a significant joint venture transaction
  • Acted as corporate counsel in several litigation matters involving disputed corporate and securities transactions, shareholder and investor disputes and alleged breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Acted as special counsel and outside corporate counsel to a major regional health club operator in connection with the proposed sale by its major shareholder of its equity in the client for a price in excess of $100 million
  • Represented a major international conglomerate in connection with its spin-off and joint venture of a subsidiary to an entity owned by it, management and new investors
  • Represented a private equity client in its investment in a mid-sized manufacturing client
  • Represented a major international talent and literary agency in connection with several investments and other corporate transactions
  • Represented a publicly traded internet company in connection with the simultaneous merger of the client and six separate subsidiaries of another publicly traded company
  • Represented the promoter of a $100 million real estate private equity fund, including drafting operative fund documents and disclosure documents
  • Acted as counsel to private equity, venture capital and mezzanine funds in their formation, capital raising activities and investment activities

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Board of Trustees
  • Long Beach Rowing Association, Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “The California Opportunity,” IC3 West Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference, May 9, 2019
  • Speaker, “Public vs. Private Arbitrage,” Cannabis Private Investment Summit, February 26, 2019


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