Community Relations – ZR Urges Congress to Pass Relief

As part of her community relations activities, Beth Rautiola is supporting an advocacy group for the next round of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program, run by the SBA). As an alum of the “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses” program, Beth’s continued involvement in this group enhances her ability to assist clients in legal matters and in the pursuit of growth, strategy, and acquisition of capital. In an open letter to the US Congress, signed by the “10,000 Small Businesses Voices Community” and placed in the Washington Post, over 1200 alums of the “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses” program urged leaders to pass relief for small businesses, who are still facing unprecedented challenges from the pandemic. The letter, which was co-signed by Zeppos Rautiola, is published at:...

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Recent engagement – business acquisition with $43 billion German conglomerate

This complex transaction with a multi-billion dollar company hinged on Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to provide sound and sophisticated legal advice in a multi-faceted international transaction.

ZR represented BTCPower (Broadband TelCom Power, Inc.) in the sale of the company to innogy e-mobility US LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Innogy SE, an energy company based in Essen, Germany.

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OCBJ “Law Firms Special Report” features ZR in Q&A

Beth Rautiola and Demo Zeppos were selected to provide their perspective in the Orange County Business Journal’s “Law Firms Special Report” on March 19, 2018. Per the OCBJ, “What’s been new in the legal field in the past year?  The Business Journal’s Peter Brennan asked some of Orange County’s top attorneys for their views.” READ...

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Recent engagement – $11.7 million land acquisition and construction project

Deal summary: Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to provide sound business advice and legal counsel is important in properly structuring transactions and developing effective tax minimization strategies.  This project in the Inland Empire involved a car dealership, where our client acquired the land and built the dealership.  They needed legal assistance not only in the land purchase but also with real estate financing and establishing a new business entity. How ZR helped: Our attorneys negotiated the purchase and sale, construction contract, title review, legal entity structuring for the new real estate acquisition company, and real estate...

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Recent engagement – $10+ million business acquisition

Deal summary: Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to work with investors can be critical in helping middle-market business owners to cash out of their businesses. In this recent matter, we helped the owners to not only successfully sell their business but also to settle existing real estate financing. How ZR helped: Our client was a long-time owner of a commercial dealership, which also had liability for a real estate lease. ZR brought in a business broker and through an angel fund arranged a very attractive stock purchase. ZR also was able to obtain new real estate financing, which allowed the seller to fully divest of the enterprise. The acquisition was mostly cash, allowing our client to move on to other investments and personal...

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