Ken Luer is a Partner and Chair of the Business and Corporate Law Department.
Ken represents entrepreneurs and their businesses, from startups to emerging companies to long-established businesses. For many of these clients, he serves as their outside general counsel. His expertise includes:
- Business law
- Forming and reorganizing companies
- Equity and debt financings
- Technology and trademark licensing
- Strategic alliances
- Contract negotiations
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions form a significant part of Ken’s practice, where he typically represents business owners in achieving a successful sale to a strategic or financial buyer. He also represents buyers of businesses, often as California M & A counsel to out-of-state companies in their acquisitions of California companies.
As an outgrowth from his core expertise, Ken has a sub-specialty advising family law attorneys and their clients on how to monetize the value of closely-held companies in marital property divisions. He presents his MCLE program, “M&A Advice for Family Law Attorneys,” to family law groups.
Ken maintains an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Luer received his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond.
Outside the office, Ken’s interests include baseball, writing, music and travel.
- “But What About the Business?” Author — State Bar of California, Family Law News, Issue 4, Vol. 37, January, 2016
- “Companies Beware: Non-competes are Void in California” Author — Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 20, 2011
- “Your Family Business—Some Common Mistakes to Avoid” Author — Los Angeles Business Journal (Supplement), November 6, 2006
- “Protecting Business Names and Trademarks on the Internet” Author — Los Angeles Business Journal, March 27, 2000
- “The Silverado Report and the California Response” Author — Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring 1993
- “Business Law Section Report on the Third-Legal Opinion Report of the ABA Section of Business Law” Co-Author — American Bar Association, May 1992
- “The Guide to Organizing a California Corporation” Author — Drafting Committee on State Bar Practice Guide, 1992