Jeffrey C. Soza
Jeffrey Soza is a Partner in Glaser Weil’s Corporate Department and is known for his expertise in emerging company and venture capital issues, private equity transactions, merger and acquisition matters, public offerings and private placements.
Jeffrey has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in all industries, representing both acquiring companies as well as targets. He has represented clients making private investments in operating companies, and has overseen the syndication of limited partnerships for both public and private firms. Jeffrey has also counseled Board of Directors on regarding fiduciary duties and other matters.
Jeffrey received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Jeffrey as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. This is the highest category awarded and indicates that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. He has also been selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America lists.
Jeffrey has appeared on “The Firm,” an Indian television series focusing on legal and business issues in the United States.
Representing a major time share company in connection with general corporate matters, including general oversight and supervision of the legal department.
Representing the chairman and chief executive officer of a New York Stock Exchange-traded company in connection with his separation from the company.
Representing the California Public Employees' Retirement System in the formation of more than 150 private equity entities involving investment commitments in excess of $3 billion.
Representing the Los Angeles Employees Retirement Association, Macquarie Funds Management (USA), Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Colorado Fire and Police Pension Association and the New Mexico State Investment Counsel in private equity investments.
Representing a major fund with investments in clean energy companies including those engaged in solar power generation and ethanol production.
Representing MGM MIRAGE in a number of significant transactions including its acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group, as well as public offerings of secured and unsecured bonds and a $1 billion common stock offering.
Representing Gores Technology Group, a private equity firm, in its acquisition of Verifone, a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard.
Representing Nigro, Karlin & Segal and Philpott, Bills & Stoll, regional accounting and business management firms, in connection with their acquisitions by Assante Corp., a Canadian financial services company.
Represented Assante Corp. in its acquisition of Steinberg & Moorad, a sports agency.
Honors & Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated
Southern California Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America, multiple years
Co-author, California Practice Guide: Corporations (2022 Edition), The Rutter Group, a Division of Thomson Reuters, October 2022
Co-author, California Practice Guide: Pass-Through Entities (2022 Edition), The Rutter Group, a Division of Thomson Reuters, October 2022