Our Lawyers

Flore Kanmacher Farrace

Flore KanmacherFlore Kanmacher Farrace is a seasoned attorney specializing in all facets of corporate/business law.

Having spent most of her career at major international law firms, Ms. Farrace has represented a broad spectrum of clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, working with both entrepreneurs as well sophisticated private equity and venture capital funds.

As a native of France who has lived and studied in Europe as well as the United States, her practice has gravitated towards servicing the needs of international clients, specifically those doing business or looking to do business in the United States.  She has become a trusted advisor, a true extension of the management team, of many foreign companies as they navigate the multitude of steps necessary to penetrate the U.S. market.

Ms. Farrace is a co-founder, Board Member, and the General Counsel and Secretary of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.  In conjunction with the organization, she regularly lectures and conducts business law seminars to the membership on topics relating to a variety of French-U.S. business matters.

Additionally, Ms. Farrace has maintained a robust nonprofit law practice over the years, representing charitable initiatives and organizations in the greater Los Angeles community and has gained considerable experience forming and operating nonprofit and tax-exempt entities.

Education

Ms. Farrace earned her B.A. in International Studies, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, graduating at the top of her class from St. Louis University in 2000 and earning a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (UCLA), in 2004. She also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris before moving to the United States in 1998.

Professional Recognition

Listed in Los Angeles magazine “Southern California Super Lawyer,” in 2010.

Bar Admission

California, 2004

Contact Information

Direct Line: (213) 986-8416

Email: flore@kanmacherlaw.com


Harold Laufer

Harold LauferHarold Laufer is a highly experienced corporate transactional lawyer. Harold has represented companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, along with their owners and managers, as a Trusted Advisor.

Harold earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Harold has been a member of the California Bar for many years and re-located to Southern California permanently in 2013. He spent most of his career practicing corporate law as an equity partner at Davis & Kuelthau, a major Midwest law firm, where he headed the M&A Practice Group. Harold was the Wisconsin lawyer for the Chicago offices of national law firms such as Skadden and DLA. Harold’s first position after moving to California was as interim General Counsel to a public international technology company located in Newport Beach.

At Davis and since practicing law with Kanmacher Law, Harold has handled a wide variety of transactions for corporate clients, with experience in all aspects of a business’ life cycle, starting with deal structuring and entity formation, and continuing through Founder’s documentation, initial HR, IP, rights and licensing issues, financing, growth, corporate governance and eventually ending in liquidity events and exits. As a transactional lawyer, he negotiated client contracts for events like the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Annual Macy’s Flower Show.

As a lawyer with extensive deal and M&A experience, Harold has lead deal teams for many acquisitions, sales and mergers, including the sale of a SoCal $60 Million dollar plumbing contractor, the spin off a subsidiary of a US avionics company, the US launch of the UK’s largest weight loss company, venture capital financing for a Swiss technology company, and a strategic purchase in the US of a competitor by a Swedish industrial group. Harold has represented clients in entertainment, OTT and new media, start-ups and emerging companies, manufacturing, distribution and supply chains, real estate, technology, services, and banking.

For several years, Harold was the Chair of one of the 7th Circuit Bar Committees in Chicago. He has published and lectured on M&A, negotiation strategies and skills, and corporate governance. He has taught graduate level business courses on family offices, contract drafting and enforcement, and entrepreneurship. He is affiliated with UCLA’s Anderson’s MBA and entrepreneurial programs.

Harold has an AV Martindale Hubble rating, the highest peer generated rating available, and has been frequently named as a “Superlawyer”.

Contact Information

Direct Line: (949) 355-5649

Email: hal@kanmacherlaw.com