Leah D. Braukman

Associate

Direct: 404.873.8144
Fax: 404.873.8145
Atlanta
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Leah is a senior associate in the Corporate & Finance practice.

Leah focuses her practice on the representation of private and public companies in a variety of transactional and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private and public offerings, SEC compliance issues, and corporate governance matters. She often advises investors in connection with private finance, equity rounds, and venture capital.

Active on representations involving both the company side and the investor side, Leah’s involvement in a variety of transactions positions her to provide targeted legal advice as a trusted outside general counsel resource. She also draws on her deep experience with general corporate contract review, as she understands the ins and outs of contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, employment agreements and more.

Leah is active in pro bono work, including as a board member of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, an organization empowering financially vulnerable individuals to become independent, sustainably employed, and economic contributors to society, and as a frequent volunteer with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, providing various nonprofits in Atlanta, Georgia with business legal services.

Experience

  • Represented the sellers of a leading direct-to-consumer, shop-at-home flooring installation company focused on the residential market in a sale to a global private investment firm.

  • Represented the seller of a hospice and palliative care services provider in Georgia in a sale to one of the nation’s largest providers of diversified home and community-based health and pharmacy services.

  • Represented Sharp Residential, one of the largest private home building companies in Atlanta in its sale to Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL)

  • Serves as counsel to a publicly-traded global consumer and commercial services company in the pest control services and protection industry in connection with its SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance matters and acquisitions.

  • Serves as counsel to a publicly traded oil and gas services company in connection with its SEC reporting and compliance and corporate governance matters.

  • Serves as counsel to publicly traded designer, manufacturer and distributor of fiberglass boats in connection with its SEC reporting and compliance and corporate governance matters.

  • Represents a private investment firm in connection with its acquisitions of and investments in manufacturing, distribution and business services companies in the Southeastern United States.

  • Represented a wholesale seafood distributor in the sale of substantially all of its assets and business to a wholesale distributor of poultry, beef, seafood, pork and other products.

  • Represented a boutique private investment firm focused on consumer-facing health, wellness, active lifestyle and outdoor companies in the acquisition of a majority interest in a global manufacturer of training equipment, workout programs, and education courses.

  • Represented the sellers of a hospice and palliative care services provider in Georgia and South Carolina in a sale to a private investment firm.

  • Represented a non-profit hospice and palliative care services provider in Georgia in connection with its affiliation with another non-profit hospice and palliative care services provider in Georgia.

  • Represented the seller of an Atlanta-based commercial real estate investment brokerage firm well-known in the greater Southeast area in a sale to one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate investment brokerage and advisory firms.

  • Represented DRB Capital, LLC, a leading specialty finance company, in multiple securitization transactions collateralized by various structured settlement receivables, annuities and pre-settlement receivables.

  • Represented the sellers of a fintech company in the fraud detection space in a $140 million recapitalization transaction.

  • Represented the seller, a leading skip tracing and repossession management firm, in a $27 million sale to a private investment fund.

  • Represented a leading European manufacturer and distributor of soft and alcoholic drinks in its investment in a U.S. based “switchel” beverage producer.

  • Represented the franchisee of a leading fitness concept throughout Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas in a $39 million sale to a private equity fund.

  • Represented a multi-unit franchisee of a fast-casual restaurant chain in the sale of its interests in the franchises throughout the Southeastern United States.

  • Represented a live event production company with the sale of its assets to a production and equipment company.

Credentials

  • New York Law School, Juris Doctor,
    magna cum laude
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science - Telecommunication, Spanish concentration,
    cum laude
  • State of New York
  • State of Georgia
    • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Board Member, 2020
    • Georgia Bar Association, Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Law Section