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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Strategic Legal Solutions for Visionary Clients

Josh Lawler

Los Angeles

Josh Lawler’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, securities law and technology transactions.  Mr. Lawler’s M&A clients include private equity groups, public and private companies, fundless sponsors, family offices and sellers of large assets.  Many of Mr. Lawler’s clients are domiciled outside of the United States and require expertise in execution of international transactions.

Mr. Lawler also leads the Firm’s New Technology Group with a particular emphasis on Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, cybersecurity, and related technologies.  In this capacity, Mr. Lawler counsels clients in respect securities and regulatory matters, including in respect of ICO/TGE projects; as well as development, licensing, commercial use, acquisition and disposition of all manner of intellectual property.

Mr. Lawler is a dedicated futurist and brings enthusiasm and excitement to cutting edge projects. In addition to legal counsel, Mr. Lawler provides clients with extreme problem solving skills and practical business advice.  Many of Mr. Lawler’s clients rely on him as outside general counsel.  Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, Mr. Lawler practiced as a corporate securities and M&A attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

My practice at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca allows me to approach my client's business holistically, providing not only legal services, but value. Our team of attorneys offer a comprehensive expertise, allowing us to approach our client's business and transactions from directions that they may not have considered. Because we view our clients as partners, their success is our success."
- Josh Lawler

Representative Transactions

  • $30 million acquisition of a bi-coastal warehouse company;
  • $130 million acquisition by a U.S. company of a European Union company;
  • $50 million disposition of entertainment park assets;
  • $110 million high yield note transaction to finance the expansion of one of the world’s most famous hotels;
  • $100 million initial public offering for a technology company; and
  • Sale of a popular media website to a major aggregator of content.

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, Business Rockstars, CBS Radio/KFWB Talk News 980 (August 6, 2012)
  • Presenter, The Legal Underpinnings of Paradigm Shift in Content Delivery, USC Marshall School of Business (April 18, 2012)

Representative Publications



Northwestern University School of Law
J.D., 1995, cum laude
Honors:  Graduated in Top 10% of Class

Duke University
B.S., B.A., 1992
Majors:  Bio-Psychology, History
Concentration in Genetics

Oxford University
Study Abroad, 1990

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court - Central District of CA