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Jeffrey A. Le Sage

Jeffrey A. Le Sage

Envisage Equity, LLC
Founder and Managing Director
Manhattan Beach, CA, USA


Jeffrey Le Sage is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, distressed transactions, reorganizations, going private transactions, hostile takeovers, venture capital transactions, public offerings, private placements, corporate securities and general business law matters.

Mr. Le Sage's experience includes representation of public and private companies, private equity sponsors and investment banks in connection with the acquisition and disposition of various domestic and international companies in a broad array of industries.  Mr. Le Sage's experience also includes representation of boards and special board committees in connection with going private transactions, corporate governance and hostile takeover defenses.

Mr. Le Sage has been named as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America (2013 edition) and as one of the top corporate transactional attorneys in Southern California by Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers (2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 editions). Mr. Le Sage was also named as one of the "Top 20 Under 40" lawyers in California by the Daily Journal (January 2012). Current and former clients of Mr. Le Sage include Ameron International, Apria Healthcare, Arnel & Affiliates, Aurora Capital, Bally Technologies, Carlton Forge Works, Castle & Cooke, Cavotec, DirecTV, Dole Food Company, Ducommun, Friedman Billings Ramsey, Hi-Shear Technology, Jacobs Engineering, J.H. Whitney & Co., K2, Louis Berger, Marlin Equity, Peregrine Systems, Resmae Mortgage, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and William Lyon Homes.

Mr. Le Sage graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1998, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Sayre Macneil Scholar. He served as an editor of the Loyola Law Review and president of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. In 1995, Mr. Le Sage received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, where he majored in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management with an emphasis on finance.

Mr. Le Sage lectures on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private equity matters, and is the co-author of the LexisNexis M&A Practice Guide (2008-2012 editions) and the Lexis Practice Advisor California module (2012 edition). He serves as a National Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and President of Heart of Los Angeles Youth, an inner city youth organization that he has been involved with for over fifteen years.  He is also a member of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Community Affairs Committee.
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