Eric C. Castro


Eric Castro is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Corporate, Business Practices, and Franchise & Distribution Practices. He was the former Chair of the Corporate Practice and has been a partner since 1990. Mr. Castro has extensive experience managing all forms of corporate and business transactions, including business entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, financing and securities transactions (underwritten public offerings and Regulation D private placements), negotiating and drafting complex LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements, and executive employment agreements.

Mr. Castro has extensive experience in the following areas:

Business Transactions

  • Licensing Agreements, Technology, Intellectual Property, and Branding
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Bank Loans & Financings
  • Securities Issuances
  • Regulation D Private Placements
  • Business Contracts
  • Executive Employment Agreements
  • Stock Option & Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Financing

Corporate Governance

  • Entity Formations: S-corps, C-corps, LLCs
  • “Good Standing” Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance: Gramm-Leach-Bliley; Sarbanes-Oxley
  • General Counsel Advice

Legal Experience

Examples of Major Transactions:

  • $20,000,000 Acquisition of Swiss Company by U.S. Public Company
  • $21,000,000 Initial Public Offering for Internet Retail Company
  • $94,000,000 Bank Financing for a Fortune 500 Insurance Company
  • $70,000,000 Underwritten Public Offering of Venture Capital Fund
  • $20,000,000 Registered Public Offering in Conjunction with Rescission Offer
  • $10,000,000 Merger of Public Company and six other entities
  • $60,000,000 Underwritten Registered Public Offering of Convertible Debentures for an AMEX listed company
  • $15,000,000 Underwritten Registered Public Offering of Units of Stock and Warrants for an AMEX listed company
  • $30,000,000 Leveraged Buy-Out of Lipton Microwave Products Division
  • $60,000,000 Acquisition of Breckenridge Ski Resort
  • $25,000,000 Sale of Radio Station


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • District of Columbia



Washington DC



University of Southern California

Juris Doctor

  • Judicial Externship, with Hon. Shirley M. Hufstedler
  • Judicial Clerkship, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, with Hon. Herbert Y.C. Choy
  • Order of the Coif, Law Review
  • Ranked First in Class after First Year
  • Carl Mason Franklin Prize (First in International Law)
  • Four American Jurisprudence Awards (First in Class)
  • Four First in Class Awards (Non-Am Jur Courses)
  • Honorary Fraternity: Phi Kappa Phi

Yale University

Bachelor of Arts

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