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RALPH H. WINTER

SENIOR COUNSEL

Telephone   949.717.3000

FACSIMILE   949.717.3100

610 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 700
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92660

RALPH H. WINTER

SENIOR COUNSEL

Ralph Winter is a corporate and transactional attorney.  Mr. Winter’s practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, equity and debt financings, joint ventures and general corporate representation.  He assists investment groups and individuals in investment and sale activities.  Mr. Winter also represents businesses with negotiating intellectual property license agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, buy-sell agreements, option and compensation agreements, and other business contracts.

Mr. Winter represents clients during all stages of their activities beginning with formation, assisting with growth and financing transactions, and facilitating acquisitions and sales.  Mr. Winter has extensive experience working with companies in a wide-range of industries including actions sports, apparel, technology, media, software, finance, restaurants, consumer products, food and beverage, retail and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Call & Jensen, Mr. Winter was the president and general counsel for a business management company and affiliated businesses with operations in the food and beverage, real estate, health and fitness, art and design, and investment industries.  For over eleven years, Mr. Winter was the managing partner and co-founder of the law firm Hodel Briggs Winter LLP where he specialized in corporate and securities laws.  Before forming Hodel Briggs Winter LLP, Mr. Winter was a partner in the Securities and Capital Markets practice group of Paul Hastings LLP.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital and private equity
  • Secured transactions
  • Debt and capital restructuring
  • Business contracts
  • General corporate representation

Representative Experience

  • Venture capital transactions for technology, software, medical device, action sports, apparel and consumer product companies
  • Representation of investment funds in acquisitions of software, online media, consumer product and retail businesses
  • Purchases and sales of businesses in the apparel, aviation, financial services, health care, fitness, travel, medical device, security, restaurant, software and technology industries
  • Negotiation of secured and unsecured credit facilities for borrowers and issuers
  • Debt and capital restructuring transactions

Education
University of Notre Dame, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1991
Santa Clara University, BSC, Accounting, 1984

Professional Status
Attorney – State of California
Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) – State of California