Eric Zabinski, Chair of O’Melveny’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, is an experienced M&A lawyer who represents private and public companies on mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, joint ventures, minority investments, and equity and debt financings. He also works with a wide range of investors—principally middle-market private equity sponsors, venture capital funds, and other institutional sponsors—on investments, leveraged acquisitions, and general corporate support for their portfolio companies. The breadth of his experience allows him to provide practical advice to these clients at all stages of the corporate life cycle, from early stage companies seeking initial financing to established global companies undertaking complex cross-border transactions.
Eric offers clients especially deep knowledge of legal, transactional, and commercial issues in the technology, media, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail sectors. He is also well-versed in cross-border transactions, particularly US-Asia deals, leveraging several years spent working out of O’Melveny’s China offices.
National and international legal ranking guides regularly cite Eric as a leading lawyer. The Legal 500 recommends him in its M&A and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies section, and Los Angeles Magazine named him a Rising Star in its Super Lawyers guide. Chambers and Partners awarded Eric a Band 1 ranking for Venture Capital in China, and lists him as a foreign-based expert for China M&A.