Vincent J. Le Pore III




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Vincent J. Le Pore III is a partner in Brown & Streza’s Business Planning Department. He brings extensive experience in advising businesses and is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions. With 35 plus years of legal practice, Vince has worked on over 600 M&A projects with approximately 60% in the representation of sellers, and 40% in the representation of buyers.

Since arriving at Brown & Streza in April, 2000, in conjunction with the firm’s business tax specialist, Richard E. Streza, Esq., Vince has worked on approximately 24 mergers and acquisitions per year, with sales ranging from $1 million to $100 million dollars. Approximately 30% of the mergers and acquisitions handled by Brown & Streza are private equity recaps where the seller has kept a portion of the company.

Vince is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, which is the highest rating possible. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers and judges who have personal knowledge of an individual attorney’s work and ethical standards. Since 2011, Vince has also been included on the “Southern California Super Lawyer” list by Los Angeles Magazine annually – a distinction recognizing only 5% of the attorneys in Southern California (excluding San Diego).

Mergers & Acquisitions, Business, Real Estate, and Employment Law

Representative Transactions

  • $100 million merger of two national computer software companies
  • $45 million asset purchase by multi-national company of a high-tech medical equipment software developer business (represented seller)
  • $70 million asset purchase of national in-store service and retail project/remerchandising service provider (represented seller)
  • $5 million asset purchase of electrical supply company (represented seller)
  • $30 million equity recap (through stock purchase) of medical equipment manufacturer (represented seller)
  • $4 million stock purchase of select franchise locations of national flower store franchisor (represented buyer)
  • $27 million asset purchase of manufacturer and distributor of radio frequency equipment (represented seller)
  • $3 million asset purchase of art distributor business (represented buyer)
  • $25 million equity recap (through stock purchase) of specialized “clean-room” service and product provider (represented seller)
  • $9 million equity recap (through stock purchase) of financial services provider (represented seller)
  • $60 million asset dollar asset purchase of in-store service and retail project / remerchandising provider (represented seller)
  • Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California – mergers and acquisitions, business planning and real estate, 2000 - Present
  • Thrifty Oil Co. / Golden West Refining Company, Santa Fe Springs, California, 1995 - 2000
    • 360 retail service stations, petroleum refiner and real estate developer
    • General Counsel – 12 subsidiaries/affiliates
  • Summit Environmental Corporation, Agoura Hills, California, 1990 - 1995
    • Hazardous waste management – USA Petroleum affiliate
    • General Counsel – 10 subsidiaries/affiliates
  • Edgington Oil Company, Long Beach, California, 1985 – 1990
    • Petroleum refiner with annual sales of approximately $350 million – Triad American Corporation affiliate
    • General Counsel – 13 U.S. and 3 foreign subsidiaries/affiliates
  • Smith, Underwood, Carmichael & Floyd, Dallas, Texas, 1982 – 1985
    • Business planning, real estate, mergers and acquisitions
  • University of San Diego School of Law (USD) Juris Doctorate with honors May 1981
  • Institute Superieur Des Sciences Economiques Et Commerciales (ISSEC) Paris, France, Institute on International and Comparative Business Law – 1980
  • University of California San Diego (UCSD) – B.A. Degree with Magna Cum Laude honors – 1976
  • United States Military Academy (USMA) West Point, New York - 1971
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers and judges who have personal knowledge of an individual attorney’s work and ethical standards.
    • An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • 2011 - 2021 “Southern California Super Lawyer”
    • Published by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, The New York Times (Los Angeles and Orange County distribution), Los Angeles Magazine and The Journal for Law & Politics. Only 5% of the attorneys in Southern California (excluding San Diego) receive this prestigious honor. In 2013 only 64 Mergers & Acquisitions attorneys were awarded this distinction.
  • State Bar of California - 1982
  • State Bar of Texas - 1982
  • United States Tax Court
  • Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Laguna Beach Music Festival Board of Directors Member
  • American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291
  • Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach
  • Environmental Quality Affairs Committee, Newport Beach, California (EQAC)
    • Mayor appointed Committee Member At Large, District 5
  • Master Scuba Diver - PADI
  • AYSO Coach