Mr. Johnson brings to Xnergy nearly 30 years of experience as an attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, special financial products, franchising, regulatory compliance, and related matters. He has represented participants in hundreds of acquisition, merger, reverse merger, tender offer, hostile takeover, and corporate reorganization transactions involving both public and private companies. As outside general counsel to several regional brokerage firms as well as representing issuers, Mr. Johnson has participated in hundreds of private and public offerings of securities. These transactions involved myriad industries, including automotive, advertising and marketing, aerospace, agriculture, banking, consumer products, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, insurance, international commerce, Internet, manufacturing, motion picture, multimedia, oil and gas, professional services, real estate, restaurants, technology, and venture capital. The total dollar value of these transactions exceeds $500 million. In the course of these representations, Mr. Johnson was instrumental in resolving a wide variety of related legal, management and operating issues. He has completed half of the course work for an MBA, which is helpful in understanding corporate financial, accounting, operations and management issues, and his electrical engineering background has been particularly helpful in understanding and resolving technology issues.
Mr. Johnson focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions. He advises and assists clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing acquisitions, mergers and dispositions, including regulatory compliance. He also assists clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and executing finance transactions, including private equity, angel and venture capital, public transactions and debt financing. Mr. Johnson also assists public-company clients in continuing regulatory, reporting and qualification requirements. He is also available to assist clients in business and financial planning, evaluation of investment opportunities, preparation of business plans, and general business and corporate matters.
Prior to joining Xnergy, Mr. Johnson was a member of Richman, Mann, Chizever, Philips and Duboff, Beverly Hills, California, Loeb and Loeb, Los Angeles, California, and Mulvaney, Kahan and Barry, San Diego, California.
Mr. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of California and the bars of the U. S. Supreme Court, U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, U. S. District Court, Southern District of California, and U. S. Tax Court. He is active in a number of professional, charitable and civic organizations.
Mr. Johnson earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa.