Justin Kline, Esq. Special Counsel with the JS Barkats corporate and securities department. Mr. Kline practice business law with more than 12 years of experience. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, and a graduate (top 15%) of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California.
Mr. Kline began his legal career in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he practiced exclusively in the area of business transactions for over 6 years. In that capacity, he handled more than $1 billion in business finance transactions. Such representations included underwriters and issuers in public equity issuances; private equity investors; agents, lenders and borrowers under syndicated credit facilities; hedge fund lenders in equipment and project finance transactions in the casino gaming industry; and borrowers in acquisition financings.
Mr. Kline has successfully handled a broad range of commercial contracts and business formations (for corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, and LLCs). His practice also includes debt and equity financing for start-up ventures, acquisitions and project finance.
As a solo-practitioner, Mr. Kline has also successfully handled several million dollars’ worth of commercial leasing, real property purchase and refinance transactions. He has also successfully registered several federal trademarks and prepared related license agreements (including cross-border and intracompany licenses).