From an industry point of view, Sam has specific experience in the tech start-up, metals, and transportation industries and in the Fine Art markets.
In working with tech start-ups, Sam advises on shareholder and ‘advisor’ equity arrangements, corporation and limited liability company formations, shareholder and operating agreements, buy-sell, app and software equity- development and independent contractor arrangements, amongst other matters. In addition to advising technology clients, Sam founded a start-up in Southern California and has first-hand experience with the Silicon Valley and Beach eco-systems.
Sam has a long and extensive history advising the metals business, including his tenure as lead in-house counsel to Kloeckner Metals Corporation, the third largest metals service center in North America, comprising Namasco Corporation, Macsteel Service Centers USA and other subsidiaries. As lead in-house counsel to Kloeckner Metals (and before that Macsteel Service Centers USA), Sam was responsible for its North American legal department, and advised on a range of matters, including multi-million dollar term supply and distribution agreements with major industrial customers, materials hedge arrangements with suppliers, both on-and off-site inventory management, major capital equipment acquisition and disposal, defending product liability claims, materials testing policies and arrangements, fleet and third-party carrier management, employee, leased employee and independent contractor hiring and risk mitigation, international and domestic legal and ethics compliance and ultimately, the sale of Macsteel Service Centers USA to Kloeckner Metals.
Sam advises on share and asset transactions and corporate-group structuring in the ground transportation sector, dealing with complex earn-out and structuring requirements in highly regulated environments, including the ground-passenger and taxi industries in California.
Sam also works with artists and other Fine Art market participants in the sale, consignment and exhibition of works of art.