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Steven Anapoell


3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine , 92612
United States
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Steven Anapoell



Steven Anapoell focuses his practice on forming private equity, distressed debt, real estate, venture capital and special strategy funds, mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities offerings, debt and equity investments and financings, and structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions. He has represented companies and investors in a variety of industries, including renewable energy, real estate, entertainment, telecommunications, sporting goods, software, senior life settlements and medical devices. In addition, he has experience in representing start-up and emerging growth companies and regularly advises clients on such issues as capital formation and financing strategies, general corporate governance and tax planning.  Steve also advises clients interested in raising capital for, and establishing regional centers to administer, projects qualifying for investment under the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment Visa Program.

Areas of Concentration
  • Formation of private equity and venture capital funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations
  • Private equity, debt investments and financings
  • Private securities offerings and preparation of private placement memoranda
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
Professional & Community Involvement
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, CEB, Business & Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee (2007-2008 and 2009-2010)
  • Former Chair, State Bar of California, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee (2000-2001) and  Vice-Chair (1999-2000)  
  • Former Chair, Technion Enterprises Forum
  • Extern, Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Articles, Publications, & Lectures


  • Author, "Tax Consequences of Accepting Warrants in Loan Transactions," Orange County Business Journal, August 2008
  • Author, "Drafting Private Placement Memoranda under the Safe Harbor Rule of Regulation D: What the Treatises Don’t Tell You," 23 CEB Cal Bus L Prac (Winter 2008)
  • Author, "Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements - An Annotated Short Form," Business Law News, Vol. XX, Issue II, Spring 1999


  • Co-Author, "Chapter 5A - Issuing Common Shares to Founders and Investors," Financing and Protecting California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar - California
  • Author, "Chapter 6A - Drafting a Private Placement Memorandum Under Regulation D,"Financing and Protecting California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar - California
  • Co-Editor, Guide to Organizing and Operating a Limited Liability Company in California (second edition), Business Law Section of the State Bar of California


  • Steven has lectured on limited liability companies and limited partnerships for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and the National Business Institute.
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