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Summary

Will Chuchawat is the Chairman of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He does M&A, all day, every day.

He also co-heads the firm’s Aerospace & Defense Team and the Life Sciences Team.

Mr. Chuchawat represents public company clients, PE clients, VC clients and private company clients in all industries, including A&D, life sciences, TMT, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, food and beverage and consumer.

Mr. Chuchawat has been consistently recognized as one of the best attorneys in the country, including:

* Named one of Law360's Top Attorneys in the Nation Under 40.

* The M&A Advisor named him as one of the "40 Under 40" in the West, which includes: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, OK, SD, TX, UT, WA, and WY. The M&A Advisor made their selections from a pool of not just attorneys, but everyone in the M&A and turnaround space, which included private equity professionals, bankers, consultants, accountants, money managers, etc.

* The Daily Journal named him one of the top 20 attorneys under 40 in California.

* The Recorder named him one of the 50 Lawyers on the Fast Track in California.

* The LA Business Journal named him one of the Most Influential Minority Lawyers.

Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate-Emerging Company/Venture Capital
  • Corporate-Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Corporate-Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Corporate-Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate-Private Equity
  • Corporate-Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Healthcare
  • International Reach-China
  • Technology Transactions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Thai: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A.
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University of Chicago
J.D
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Awards
Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Business Journal
M&A Deal of the Year Award
The M&A Advisor
Rising Star: Top Attorneys in the Nation Under 40
Law360
Lawyers on the Fast Track
The Recorder
Top 20 Under 40
Daily Journal
40 Under 40
The M&A Advisor
This award covers the West Region which includes: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, OK, SD, TX, UT, WA, and WY. The M&A Advisor made their selections from a pool of not just attorneys, but everyone in the M&A and turnaround space, which included private equity professionals, bankers, consultants, accountants, money managers, etc. The winners were chosen for their accomplishments and expertise by a panel of distinguished business leaders.
Southern California Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2012-2017
5 Associates to Watch
Daily Journal
Publications
Articles & Publications
A Look at M&A Deals in the US
China Legal Review
Survival and Growth of Chinese PES and VCS
China Investment
Let's Face It-Business Is Not As Usual
China Investment
Getting Deals off Ice
21st Century Business Herald
Foreign Acquisition Playbook
China Business Focus
Not All MAs Are Battles
Oriental Morning Post
M&A Opportunities in the USA
Oriental Morning Post
Maximize Your IPO
Oriental Morning Post
Break into the Overseas Market With M&A
Oriental Morning Post
Speaking Engagements
What Your M&A Attorney Should be Telling You, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles
Association of Corporate Counsel
What Your M&A Attorney Should be Telling You, ALB Shanghai In-House Legal Summit, The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
Asian Legal Business
M&A Instructor, LABioStart Bootcamp, Cal State LA
Cal State LA
Certifications
Los Angeles Bioscience Advisory Panel
County of Los Angeles
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Contact & Map
Main Office
333 South Hope Street, 43rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
USA
Telephone: (213) 617-5555
Fax: (213) 443-2708
Lai Fu Shi Guang Chang
41/F Raffles City Office Tower
Shanghai 200001, Shanghai Shi 200085
China
Telephone: (862) 123-2160 Ext. 00
Fax: (862) 123-2160 Ext. 01