John F. Peshtaz


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John Peshtaz focuses his practice on general 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, aerospace, manufacturing, and transportation, among others.


  • Farsi (Persian)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Georgetown University, J.D.
  • University of Washington, B.A.

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, United States District Court, District of Columbia

M&A Transactions

  • Represented Nolan Capital in its acquisition of Coastal Farm & Ranch, a Pacific Northwest-based ranch and country lifestyle retailer.
  • Represented Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. in its acquisition of Pure Flix, a faith and family entertainment subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) platform.
  • Represented Media Services, a leading provider of human resources and financial services to the entertainment industry, in its sale to Cast & Crew, a portfolio company of EQT.
  • Represented Certified Laboratories, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in its acquisition of EAS Consulting Group, LLC, a leading consulting firm for FDA regulatory matters and compliance.
  • Represented Allied Universal, a leading security and facilities services company in North America, in its acquisition of Midstate Security Company, LLC, a Michigan-based fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company.
  • Represented Octo Consulting Group, LLC (a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners) in connection with its acquisition of all of the membership interests of Connexta, LLC, a global leader in open source software development and secure discovery solutions for government and commercial customers.