VINCENT J. LE PORE III | PARTNER

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Vincent J. Le Pore III
PARTNER

Vincent.Lepore@brownandstreza.com
 
 
 
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James Baxter James.Baxter@brownandstreza.com

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BIO

Vincent J. Le Pore III is a partner in Brown & Streza’s Business Planning Department. He brings extensive experience in advising businesses and is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions. With 35 plus years of legal practice, Vince has worked on over 600 M&A projects with approximately 60% in the representation of sellers, and 40% in the representation of buyers.

Since arriving at Brown & Streza in April, 2000, in conjunction with the firm’s business tax specialist, Richard E. Streza, Esq., Vince has worked on approximately 24 mergers and acquisitions per year, with sales ranging from $1 million to $100 million dollars. Approximately 30% of the mergers and acquisitions handled by Brown & Streza are private equity recaps where the seller has kept a portion of the company.

Vince is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, which is the highest rating possible. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers and judges who have personal knowledge of an individual attorney’s work and ethical standards. Since 2011, Vince has also been included on the “Southern California Super Lawyer” list by Los Angeles Magazine annually – a distinction recognizing only 5% of the attorneys in Southern California (excluding San Diego).

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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND | PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
 

Brown & Streza LLP, Irvine, California: Partner, 2000-Present

Mergers and acquisitions, business planning and real estate

Thrifty Oil Co. / Golden West Refining Company, Santa Fe Springs, California, 1995-2000

360 retail service stations, petroleum refiner and real estate developer

General Counsel – 12 subsidiaries/affiliates

Summit Environmental Corporation, Agoura Hills, California, 1990-1995

Hazardous waste management – USA Petroleum affiliate

General Counsel – 10 subsidiaries/affiliates

Edgington Oil Company, Long Beach, California, 1985–1990

Petroleum refiner with annual sales of approximately $350 million – Triad American Corporation affiliate

General Counsel – 13 U.S. and 3 foreign subsidiaries/affiliates

Smith, Underwood, Carmichael & Floyd, Dallas, Texas, 1982–1985

Business planning, real estate, mergers and acquisitions

University of San Diego School of Law (USD) Juris Doctorate with honors, May 1981

Institute Superieur Des Sciences Economiques Et Commerciales (ISSEC) Paris, France,                      Institute on International and Comparative Business Law, 1980

University of California San Diego (UCSD) – B.A. Degree with Magna Cum Laude honors,                  1976

United States Military Academy (USMA) West Point, New York, 1971

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
 

AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers and judges who have personal knowledge of an individual attorney’s work and ethical standards.

An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

2011 - 2021 “Southern California Super Lawyer”

Published by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, The New York Times (Los Angeles and Orange County distribution), Los Angeles Magazine and The Journal for Law & Politics. Only 5% of the attorneys in Southern California (excluding San Diego) receive this prestigious honor. In 2013 only 64 Mergers & Acquisitions attorneys were awarded this distinction.

BAR MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

BAR MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

State Bar of California, 1982

State Bar of Texas, 1982

United States Tax Court

Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits

U.S. District Court Southern District of California

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Orange County Bar Association

American Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 

Laguna Beach Music Festival Board of Directors: Member

American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291

St. James Anglican Church, Newport Beach: Lay Eucharistic Minister

Environmental Quality Affairs Committee: Newport Beach, California (EQAC)

Mayor appointed Committee Member At Large, District 5

Master Scuba Diver: PADI

AYSO Coach