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Robert E. Braun

Partner
RBraun@JMBM.com
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Tel: (310) 785-5331
Fax: (310) 712-3331

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
USA

Assistant
Dottie Lulick
310.203.8080 Ext: 6670
DL7@JMBM.com

Robert Braun's practice, spanning 30 years, focuses on corporate, finance, and securities law with an emphasis on emerging technologies, hospitality and business transactions.

Bob represents clients in a variety of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, franchising, licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and other corporate transactions. Bob's practice emphasizes new and emerging technologies, information technology, privacy and security, software development and licensing, and electronic commerce transactions. As a member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group, Bob represents clients in the negotiation of hotel and spa management and franchise agreements, the acquisition and divestiture of hotels, resorts, restaurants and other hospitality properties, hotel and hospitality workouts and turnarounds, and ongoing operating issues of hotels, spas, resorts and restaurants. Bob is also a frequent lecturer on banking, securities, technology and hospitality issues, and was the only attorney in the 2012 listing of SuperLawyers to be recognized for Information Technology.

Representative Experience:

  • Counseling a variety of companies, including Fortune 1000 companies, on breach notification requirements
  • Negotiation of licensing and service agreements for Internet-based software service programs
  • Negotiation of hotel management agreement for a portfolio of 29 hotels throughout the United States
  • Negotiation and closing of a foreign investment in a hotel fund covering 10 hotels in the Southeastern United States
  • Representation of a high technology manufacturer in a series of strategic acquisitions
  • Establishment of a hotel brand based on sustainable energy principles, including LEED certification
  • Negotiation of a five-star mixed-use hotel development project, including a hotel, condominiums, luxury residences, retail and office space in Dallas, Texas
  • Representation of the developer of a golf resort in Palm Desert, California

Education

J.D., University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, 1981

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1978
with highest honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Associations

Editorial Board of the California Business Law News, a publication of the State Bar Business Law Section
Co-Vice Chair/Managing Editor

33rd Annual Securities Regulation Seminar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, October 2000
Chair

Business & Corporations Sections, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1997-1998
Chair

Business Law Section, American Bar Association; Cyberspace Committee, Banking Law Committee
Member

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Operation Hope, Inc.
Counsel

Hurdle Jumpers, Inc.
Counsel

Frequent lecturer on securities, information technology challenges, legal challenges facing emerging businesses, and hotel and hospitability issues
Counsel

Executive Board of Judges, Moot Court Honors Program, UCLA

National Order of Barristers, UCLA

Awards & Recognition

  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as one of Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California's Best Lawyers, 2008-2011
  • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004, 2008-2012

Languages

Hebrew

Personal Bio

Most people don't know that I compete in triathlons.
The words that best describe me are ‘tenacious’ and ‘level-headed.’
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be an English professor.

Discovery Technology Group™ Bio

Robert Braun, a partner in JMBM's Corporate Group, specializes in corporate, finance and securities law, with an emphasis on technology and information-oriented firms. Mr. Braun's practice includes establishment and development of strategies to implement computer software, computer hardware, communications and e-commerce solutions, as well as public and private securities offerings; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital financing; and joint ventures. Mr. Braun counsels a variety of firms on software development and licensing; formation, maintenance and linking of Web sites; electronic commerce transactions and related matters; and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate and strategic functions. Representative clients include Celestron; Knowledge Kids Media; Insyght Interactive; FirstFed Financial Corporation; In Focus, Inc.; Aquafine Corporation; Nyko Technologies, Inc.; Technology Creations, Inc.; Big Red Tent, LLC; Watson Land Company; Hitachi High Technologies America; UltraViolet Devices, Inc.; Transolutions, Inc.; Softscript, Inc.; and Laclede, Inc.