Josh Pleitz
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Josh Pleitz

Associate
pleitz.josh@dorsey.com

Overview

JOSH HAS EXPERTISE IN CORPORATE, M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY MATTERS. HE TAKES A PRACTICAL, RESULTS-ORIENTED APPROACH TO HELPING CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS.
Josh counsels public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, SEC reporting and general corporate matters. He is known for his attention to detail, skillful negotiating, business sense and creative problem-solving abilities. On every transaction, Josh seeks to develop a deep understanding of his client’s objectives and to deliver results in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Education & Admissions

University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2009), with honors

Arizona State University (B.S., 2006), summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas

Experience

Representative Work

  • Netherlands-based technology company its acquisitions of several U.S.-based companies
  • CSE-listed cannabis company in its acquisitions of numerous U.S.-based dispensaries and cultivation businesses
  • TSXV-listed cannabis company in its acquisition of a U.S.-based cultivation business
  • CBD portfolio company in its minority investment in a publicly-traded beverage company
  • CBD portfolio company in its control investment in a national CBD brand
  • Private equity concern in its acquisition of a commercial window covering business
  • Numerous private equity funds and institutional investors in minority and control investments, mezzanine financings, add-on acquisitions and portfolio company divestitures
  • Rental car startup company in a venture capital financing
  • Majority investor group in its sale of core assets of a fireproofing and spray foam insulation company
  • Global medical company in negotiating an option contract to acquire a startup ocular device company
  • NYSE-listed wealth management company in its acquisition of a trust company
  • Commercial bank in its acquisition by a Nasdaq-listed bank holding company
  • NYSE-listed energy company it its acquisition of a publicly-traded Canadian energy company
  • International foods company in the sale of its U.S.-based business to a Spanish foods company
  • NYSE-listed medical device company in its sale pursuant to Sec. 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
  • Subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed energy company in its emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • U.S.-based cannabis company it its reverse takeover of a CSE-listed shell company
  • U.S.-based cannabis company it its reverse takeover of a TSXV-listed shell company
  • NYSE-listed medical device company in underwritten and at-the-market equity offerings
  • NYSE-listed energy company in private placements, exchange offers of debt securities and underwritten and at-the-market equity offerings
  • Exchange Act reporting and SEC and stock exchange compliance for various public companies

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Restoration Gateway Ugandan Ministries

Accolades

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2019 (Woodward White, Inc.)
Josh Pleitz