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Russ A. Cashdan

Los Angeles

Russ A. Cashdan

Russ Cashdan uses a practical problem-solving approach to assist clients in M&A, finance, joint venture, and restructuring transactions. Russ advises companies, boards of directors, special committees, and executives on major transactions and day-to-day operations utilizing his more than 25 years of experience.

In addition to working with large international companies, Russ also counsels startups and middle-market companies from formation through operations to liquidity events. He also advises executives on matters related to M&A, employment, and benefit arrangements.

Russ helps clients address corporate governance matters, issue securities, borrow funds, resolve stockholder disputes, protect and license intellectual property, work through employment agreements and issues, resolve contract disputes, and advance the other activities of their businesses. His knowledge spans many industries including technology, media and entertainment, restaurants, aerospace and defense, consumer products, retailing, banking, and investment banking.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Russ worked at another international law firm concentrating on corporate and finance matters with a focus on M&A (public and private), corporate governance, public offerings, and private placements. Before law school, Russ spent time as a certified public accountant for a then-Big Eight accounting firm. Russ actively gives back to the community, serving as a board member for two nonprofit entities.

Representative experience

Represented the management team in an approximately US$9.2bn acquisition of a publicly traded company.

Represented a public company board of directors special committee in an approximately US$28bn sale of the company to two private equity firms.

Represented the executive management team in an approximately US$17.2bn sale of the company to a strategic buyer.

Represented a private technology company in its sale to a publicly traded company.

Represented nine founding companies in a rollup of network and communications infrastructure companies.

Represented a startup technology company in multiple capital raises from a private equity investor and equipment financing from strategic investors.

Represented a Chapter 11 trustee in the sale of the bankruptcy estate's assets in a bankruptcy Section 363 sale.

Represented a media company in its formation and capital raise, including US$250m of equity and a credit facility of up to US$750m.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Southern California School of Law, 1990
  • B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1985


  • Board Member, Starlight Children's Foundation, 2007-present
  • Board Member, Chairman of the Finance Committee, The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, 2006-present
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York; on hold, 1987

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California


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