John F. Peshtaz


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John Peshtaz focuses his practice on corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. John represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and both private and public company buyers and sellers in complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, co-investments, corporate financings, and securities offerings.

John’s deal experience extends across a wide range of industries, including entertainment and digital media, sports, aerospace and defense, industrials and manufacturing, consumer and retail products, and transportation, among others.


  • Farsi (Persian)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Georgetown University, J.D.
  • University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business, B.A.

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, US District Court, District of Columbia

M&A Transactions

  • Represented Nolan Capital, Inc. portfolio company Coastal Farm & Ranch in its merger with C-A-L Ranch Stores, a leading ranch and lifestyle retailer with 33 locations across Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
  • Represented Patriot Environmental Services, Inc., a portfolio company of Solace Capital Partners and a leading provider of environmental services across the Western United States, in its sale to Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCCI) for approximately $156 million.
  • Represented TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) in its acquisition of Telephonics Corporation from Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) for $330 million.
  • Represented Brook + Whittle, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital and a leading North American provider of premium prime label solutions, in its acquisition of the Custom Labels Group of Cenveo Worldwide Limited.
  • Represented Platinum Equity portfolio company L&R Distributors, a national distributor of over 25,000 cosmetics, health & beauty care, wellness and general merchandise products, in its acquisition of SJ Creations.
  • Represented Nolan Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in Coastal Farm & Ranch, a Pacific Northwest-based ranch and country lifestyle retailer.