Ronald L. Fein is the sole practitioner in RL Fein, Inc. Most recently and for nearly two decades, Mr. Fein was a senior shareholder of Stutman, Treister & Glatt. He was admitted to the California bar in 1970 Mr. Fein began his legal career as a corporate lawyer with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher until he was appointed as the youngest Chief Deputy Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 1975. Thereafter, he became the firm-wide Chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Section and served as a member of the firm-wide Administrative Committee of Jones, Day Reavis & Pogue, one of the world's largest multinational law firms and ultimately migrated to Stutman Treister & Glatt in 1991.
Mr. Fein as an accomplished securities, real estate finance and M&A lawyer, with over 40 years of experience, utilizes that experience with mergers, acquisitions, business combinations, corporate and real estate financings and securities regulation matters in a general broad public and private company corporate, real estate and securities practice and also uses that experience to analyze the circumstances attendant to such matters for buyers, sellers, debt and equity holders and committees and debtors in the troubled company environment.
Mr. Fein has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University School of Law commencing in 1976. He has been actively involved in the legal community, and has served in numerous capacities – such as: Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section; Executive Committee, Business and Corporate Law Section) and American Bar Association (Member, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section; Committee on Lawyer Business Ethics; Committee on Corporate Governance and Committee on Corporate Governance's Subcommittee on Corporate Governance Guidelines); Vice Chairman, State Regulation of Securities Committee; Subcommittee Chairman, Private Offering Exemption and Simplification of Capital Formation; NASAA Omnibus Guidelines; Member: Committee on Professional Conduct; Ad Hoc Committee on Merit Regulation; Federal Regulation of Securities Committee; Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Limited Offering Exemption; Ad Hoc Committee on Regulation D; Subcommittee on Registration Statements -1933 Act; ABA Task Force on Lawyer Business Ethics and ABA Corporate Counsel Committee); The State Bar of California (Member, Business Law Section); National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (Member, Arbitration Panel; Subcommittee on Indemnification); Commissioner's Circle; Advisory Committee to the California Commissioner of Corporations; Financial Lawyers Conference; and Advisory Boards, Prentice-Hall West Coast Mergers and Acquisitions Panels and USC Law School Institute for Corporate Counsel.<o:O:P></o:O:P>
His publications include: "Chapter XIII of the Bankruptcy Act: As Maine Goes, So Should the Nation," 5 U.S.D.L. Rev. 329, (1968); Co-author: "The New California General Corporation Law: A Transactional Analysis"; "ULOE: Comprehending the Confusion," 43 Business Lawyer 737 (February, 1988); "Leveraged Buy-Outs, Freeze Outs and Entire Fairness;" Officers' and Directors' Liability: A Review of the Business Judgment Rule, Practicing Law Institute" (1986); "Officers and Directors as ERISA Fiduciaries;" Officers' and Directors' Liability: A Review of the Business Judgment Rule," Practicing Law Institute (1986); "State Securities Law Limited Offering Exemptions," an annual publication from 1982 through 1988; "Comparative Assessment of the Regulatory Constraints on Issuer Self Tender Offers and Issuer Open Market Repurchase Programs," California Business Institute; "Private (Limited) Offerings: Existing State Exemptions"; "Blue Sky Laws: State Regulation of Securities," Practicing Law Institute, 1985; "State Regulation of Tenders and Takeovers." State Regulation of Capital Formation and Securities Transactions," Practicing Law Institute, (1983); "Private Offerings: The General Spectrum of Regulation," State Regulation of Capital Formation and Securities Transactions, Practicing Law Institute, (1983); and "Integration of Securities Transactions" Review of Securities Regulation (December, 1982).<o:O:P></o:O:P>
Mr. Fein has numerous awards in his field and has been named in the Best Lawyers in America for 34 years, since 1983, and is presently listed in the Corporate Law Section for Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law; and also has been named in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who, and Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law since 1984. Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics magazine has named Mr. Fein a Southern California Super Lawyer for many years.
Mr. Fein has served as a Director and as a Board of Directors observer for public and private companies.