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Samuel Esan

Samuel Esan


Samuel Esan focuses his practice in the area of corporate law. He has a broad range of experience in mergers and acquisitions, public company representation, emerging growth and venture capital, senior and mezzanine lending and private equity fund formation.

Sam's mergers and acquisition experience includes both sell and buy-side transactions, representing private and public companies, private equity and strategic purchasers and extends across a wide range of industries, from technology and healthcare to manufacturing and energy. His emerging growth and venture capital experience includes representing start-up companies through their entire life cycle, from their formation, through debt and equity financings and eventual exit events. His public company experience includes representing companies in their initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings and periodic reporting. Sam's debt finance experience includes representing both commercial and mezzanine lenders on an array of financing transactions ranging from asset-backed lending to traditional mezzanine structures and he has represented several private equity, venture and mezzanine funds in their formation.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaIllinois
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
    Magna Cum Laude
    Harno Scholar
    Pro Bono Notation
    Associate Editor, Journal of Law, Technology and Policy

  • B.A., Business Administration and Accounting, California State University, Fullerton

    Cum Laude

Prior Experience

Prior to law school, Sam was an audit manager with a "big four" public accounting firm and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), in the state of California.