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Neil P. Balmert

Neil P. Balmert


Neil Balmert concentrates his practice on the representation of private and public companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tax-free reorganizations, spin-outs, public offerings, financings and related matters. He also provides general tax and business counsel to limited liability companies, partnerships, S corporations and start-ups.

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Recent Matters
  • Represented public companies in various domestic and cross-border transactions, including the recent $1.4 billion acquisition of a world-class CPU and technology company.
  • Represented target public company in public/public all stock tax-free reorganization.
  • Represented public company in its acquisition of a leader in long-term post-acute care software, for $750 million.
  • Represented private target in its acquisition by public company in a tax-free reorganization valued at $500 million.
  • Represented public target in a tender offer valued at $1.8 billion.
  • Represented private target in its $550 million sale to public company. 
  • Represented private target in its $300 million acquisition by public company.
  • Represented a leading provider of supply chain optimization software solutions in its acquisition by private equity firm.
  • Represented a developer of cancer-focused immunotherapy solutions in its $125 million acquisition by public company.
  • Represented a construction and engineering software solutions provider in its acquisition by public company.
  • Represented limited partners on rollover of their equity in connection with the sale of major league baseball franchise. 
  • Represented owner and operator of publicly-held restaurant chain in its $1.1 billion going private transaction.
  • Represented a life sciences research tools company in its $315 million acquisition by public company.
  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Notre Dame
    cum laude


Neil has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer and recommended by Legal 500 US for his "broad business tax practice."

He has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating for both legal liability and ethical standards and was selected by San Diego Magazine for its list of "Top Lawyers in San Diego."

Media Mentions

  • "Coronavirus-Disrupted Drug Firm's $12M Ch. 11 Loan Gets OK," Law360, March 12, 2020

Civic and Charitable

  • General Counsel, San Diego Sports Association