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I am an AV-rated corporate and securities law attorney who represents both privately-held and publicly traded companies in corporate governance, securities compliance and business transactional matters. I also have an active mergers and acquisitions practice, representing both private equity buyers and sell-side companies.

Specialties: General corporate and business representation; securities law matters; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital; private equity and angel investments; entity formation and advice for entrepreneurial start-up companies.


Practice areas


  1. M & A: 35%
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Securities Offerings: 15%
  5. Venture Capital: 10%

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Contact info

McConnell, Dunning & Barwick LLP

15 Enterprise Suite 360
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656


DCActive 198607/05/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America, Corporate LawBest Lawyers2009
Pro Bono Service AwardCalifornia Bar Association2002
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcConnell, Dunning & Barwick LLP1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionMember, Executive Committee2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee on State Regulation of SecuritiesMember1998 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee on Private Equity and Venture CapitalMember1998 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Corporations CommitteeCo-Chair2000 - 2014
Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law SectionChair1998 - 2002
Orange County Bar Association, Financial Practice SectionChair1990 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionContributing Author and Editor, Handbook for Incorporating a Business in California2006
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionContributing Editor, Report on Legal Opinions in Business Transactions2005
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionContributing Editor, Guide to California Securities Law Practice2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawPoliticalMA - Masters1977
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical Science and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Capital Markets SeminarSpeaker and Moderator, Going Public--Issues and Perspectives2002