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Daniel H. Peters

Partner
dan.peters@kattenlaw.com
Los Angeles – Century City Office
p+1.310.788.4510
f+1.310.712.8221
Overview

Daniel H. Peters is a trusted advisor to clients engaging in domestic and cross-border corporate and financial transactions in a variety of industries. Dan concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, investments and similar transactions. He regularly represents clients in the purchase and sale of both public and private companies, and has substantial experience advising both strategic investors and issuers in venture capital and similar investment transactions.

Dan also counsels both public and private companies in various legal aspects of their business operations and activities, including corporate governance and compliance matters. He advises emerging companies in various stages of growth, providing legal and strategic guidance in all phases from formation through exit. In addition to corporate transactional matters, he also has experience representing both financial institutions and borrowers in commercial lending, equipment finance and public finance transactions.

Shown below is a selection of Daniel’s engagements.

Experience
  • Representation of the management group of a California-based aircraft leasing and management company in its buyout of the aircraft leasing business of a preeminent arranger of aircraft financing transactions.
  • Representation of a California-based data mining and lead generation software company serving the automotive industry in various corporate and commercial matters.
  • Representation of a leading national provider of title insurance and real estate services in:
    • the acquisition of real estate tax service and flood hazard certification businesses;
    • the acquisition of a publicly traded provider of employee screening services;
    • the acquisition of a publicly traded provider of credit automation software and services;
    • the acquisition of a minority stake in a now-publicly traded provider of information solutions for the residential mortgage industry;
    • a joint venture with one of the largest title insurance groups in the United States to create an advanced title information delivery system;
    • a joint venture combining a real estate information services business with the regional operations of a real estate title search company;
    • joint ventures with several national financial institutions to provide real estate title insurance products and appraisal and settlement closing services; and
    • numerous acquisitions of and investments in local, regional and national title insurance underwriters and agencies.
  • Representation of a manufacturer of dental devices in the sale of a controlling interest to a Japanese chemical company.
  • Representation of a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services in:
    • the acquisition of a credit reporting business from a major financial institution;
    • the acquisition of a home price index business;
    • the acquisition of a supplier of geospatial property data and analytics;
    • the acquisition of a venture-backed provider of collaborative cloud computing applications and architecture to the financial services industry;
    • the acquisition of a leading online real estate-owned auction site;
    • a joint venture with a residential mortgage financing corporation to provide real estate title insurance products and appraisal and settlement closing services; and
    • the acquisition of a minority interest in a California-based provider of real estate services for banks and other sellers of foreclosed residential properties.
  • Representation of a virtual reality content provider in various corporate governance and finance matters.
  • Representation of a producer of unscripted television programming in its sale to a UK-based media company.
  • Representation of a provider of property appraisal services in the sale of its title insurance operations.
  • Representation of a British multinational diversified technology and engineering company in:
    • the acquisition by its aerospace division of a manufacturer of equipment for use in mid-air refueling systems;
    • the sale by its detection unit of a Germany-based biometrics division to, and acquisition of a minority stake in, a Florida-based biometrics company; and
    • the negotiation and implementation of a manufacturing outsourcing arrangement in Mexico for its specialty engineering division with a premier administrative services provider.
  • Representation of a producer of window mannequins headquartered in France in its acquisition of a California-based mannequin manufacturer.
  • Representation of a producer of intermediate chemicals and specialty resins in Asia in its proposed acquisition of a petrochemical plant in Puerto Rico.
  • Representation of an action sports footwear and clothing company based in California in the sale of a division and related restructuring matters.
  • Representation of a diversified Mexican industrial company in its acquisition of various steel plants in California and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Representation of a global provider of systems and services to the aerospace industry in its acquisition of a California-based provider of telemetry, tracking and control services for space operations.
  • Representation of one of Japan's largest over-the-counter medicine providers in its acquisition of a group of companies operating in the same sector in Mexico and the United States.
  • Representation of the shareholders of a high-end carpet and rug maker based in California in the sale of the company to a Tennessee-based manufacturer of floor coverings.
  • Representation of a global risk management solutions provider in its acquisition of a Web-based property management software firm based in Maryland.
  • Representation of a venture-backed provider of direct-to-consumer mobile content in its proposed acquisition of a provider of access to on-demand book libraries.
  • Representation of a diversified offshore company in connection with a public-private joint venture to launch a national flag air carrier in Asia.
  • Representation of a content aggregator based in Asia in connection with its joint venture with several media producers and a multinational technology company to provide video-on-demand content for regional distribution.
  • Representation of an offshore sovereign wealth fund in its proposed joint venture with a major global hotel operator to acquire a landmark hotel property in California.
  • Representation of a major international financial services company in its entry into a joint venture for the purpose of standardizing a specification for payment acceptance devices.
  • Representation of an offshore venture capital firm in connection with various investments in the United States.
  • Representation of an offshore manufacturer of solar energy equipment in its investment in a California-based solar company.
  • Pro bono representation of a non-governmental organization sponsored by a coalition of leading technology companies, nonprofit organizations and universities, formed to prevent Internet censorship and protect the Internet privacy rights of individuals, in connection with its formation and organization.
  • Representation of a customer management and outsourcing solutions company headquartered in California in connection with a secured credit facility arranged by a large national bank.
  • Representation of a UK-based automotive retail company in connection with loan facilities arranged by multinational banking and financial services companies.
  • Representation of a large international financial institution in connection with various credit and liquidity facilities supporting public finance transactions.
  • Representation of lessors in various equipment finance transactions involving commercial aircraft.
  • Representation of an apparel company based in Russia in connection with its expansion into the United States.
  • Representation of an architectural firm based in London in its engagement to design a multinational technology company's new corporate campus in California.
  • Representation of a California-based company producing and marketing ready-to-drink beverages with its startup and capital raising.
  • Representation of a government-owned telecommunications company in Asia in the establishment of a presence in the United States.

Recognition

Legal 500, 2016, 2017
Daniel H. Peters

Education

  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • BBA, Loyola Marymount University

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition

Legal 500
2016, 2017
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