Michael Homeier’s practice focuses on securities (including EB-5, equity crowdfunding, and private offerings), general business, corporate, transactional, and business financing law. His over 30 years’ experience primarily on behalf of medium-sized and startup businesses emphasizes the drafting, negotiation, and review of securities offering documents (Private Placement Memoranda PPMs, Subscription and Partnership Agreements, Accredited Investor confirmation, and investor procurement agreements); contracts, including commercial contracts, financing agreements, factoring packages, intellectual property licensing agreements, new media, technology, and commercial contracts; and entertainment industry agreements for both production houses and industry professionals. An integral part of Michael’s practice includes a comprehensive “entity practice” involved with the formation, structuring, maintenance, and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
With the firm, Michael has participated in many of the hundreds of private and public securities offering projects that Homeier Law PC has been engaged in since its founding, including EB-5, crowdfunding, and Reg D Rule 506(b) and Rule 506(c) offerings, foreign direct investment projects, and public company filings.
Prior to his co-founding of Homeier Law PC, Michael practiced business, contract, corporate, and securities law both as in-house counsel for large public companies (including Countrywide and Herbalife) and private enterprises, and in association or as of-counsel to prominent Los Angeles law firms such as Ball Hunt Hart Brown & Baerwitz (now part of Carlsmith Ball) and Wasserman Comden & Casselman. Michael also garnered invaluable experience on the opposite end of the “size spectrum,” working with a sole practitioner in a combined transactional and civil litigation practice assisting small- and medium-sized businesses, where he authored and then argued two published, precedent-setting appellate cases, Matthews v. Regents of the University of California (34 Cal. App. 4th 598, http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/4th/34/598.html) concerning workplace sexual harassment, and Jenkins v. Inglewood Unified School District (34 Cal. App. 4th 1388, http://www.lawlink.com/research/CaseLevel3/72451) regarding breach of a school district employment contract.
In addition to numerous engagements as a university law professor, Michael also actively participates in public speaking engagements, both in the business financing (especially EB-5 and equity crowdfunding) and business law arenas, and as an inspirational speaker to teenage and young adult cancer survivors (as one himself) on finding post-treatment life success.
Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California (as a Legion Lex Scholar), and his B.A. in Political Science and History (with Highest Departmental Honors in History) from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the EB-5 Securities Roundtable, Invest in the USA (IIUSA, the EB-5 regional center trade organization), the U.S. Naval Institute, and the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA. Michael is licensed to practice before all of the courts of the State of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.