Ken Luer is a Senior Partner 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 financing
  • 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.

Outside the office, Ken’s interests include baseball, writing, music and travel.

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Community & Professional

Los Angeles County Bar Association 

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business and Corporations Law Section 

ProVisors (Professional Association of Trusted Advisors) 

Media & Events


  • 09.15.2016
  • 06.06.2016
  • 05.18.2016
  • But What About the Business?
    State Bar of California, Family Law News, Issue 4, Vol. 37, 01.2016
  • Companies Beware: Non-competes are Void in California
    Los Angeles Daily Journal, 10.20.2011
  • Your Family Business—Some Common Mistakes to Avoid
    Los Angeles Business Journal (Supplement), 11.06.2006
  • Protecting Business Names and Trademarks on the Internet
    Los Angeles Business Journal, 03.27.2000
  • The Silverado Report and the California Response
    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 LawCo-Author, American Bar Association, 05.1992
  • The Guide to Organizing a California Corporation
    Drafting Committee on State Bar Practice Guide, 1992



J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

B.A., University of Richmond


  • California
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