Jeffrey M. Koewler

Partner—Corporate Law

Jeff Koewler assists clients throughout the United States by providing clients with general business advice and representing clients in significant transactions.

He serves as outside general counsel to over 50 companies, ranging from small, innovative start-up companies to major institutional investors. In this role, Jeff deals with numerous issues which most businesses typically face and has fashioned solutions based on his experience with issues.

The other part of Jeff’s practice is to represent clients in connection with transactions. These transactions include mergers and acquisitions, equity financings (start-up financing and follow-on financing), loan transactions (borrower and lender clients), and joint ventures. Jeff has represented clients in over 200 transactions and represented parties on both sides of these transactions. Jeff prides himself on finding client-favorable solutions to issues that inevitably arise in transactions.

Jeff has served on numerous community based boards over the past 25 years. He is dedicated to providing his time and expertise to nonprofit organizations which work to make the Sacramento region a better place to live and work.

Assistant: Jennifer Wyley

Representative Experience

  • Represented private equity fund in a series of company purchases and debt restructure.
  • Represented insurance company in a land development joint venture.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in a preferred stock purchase of $47,000,000.
  • Represented a National Bank in a $24,000,000 loan transaction.
  • Represented a service company in a series of acquisitions designed to provide growth and diversity.
  • Represented a manufacturer in a $20,000,000 joint venture involving the building of a manufacturing facility.
  • Represented a landowner in $250,000,000 land development joint venture.
  • Represented a consulting company in a $25,000,000 stock buy-out and debt restructure.

Professional Affiliations

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement
Member, State Bar of California
Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO)
President, July 2006–June 2008
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Former General Counsel
Past Chair, Membership Retention Committee
Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
Former Executive Committee Member and General Counsel
Advisory Board, Comstock’s Magazine
Advisory Board, U.S. Bank
Former Member Board of Directors, Sacramento Zoological Society
Former Member Board of Directors, The Sutter Club

Honors And Rankings
AV® Preeminent™” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2000–present
Best Lawyers in America, 2008–present

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1986
B.S., cum laude, University of California at Berkeley, 1981

Bar Admissions
California, 1986

Court Admissions
United States District Court Eastern District of California

News & Publications

In the News
August 2013
“Law partners work more and play less on their road to retirement”
Sacramento Business Journal

December 30, 2011
“Law: Outlook improves slightly, but deals are smaller, fewer than in 2007”
Sacramento Business Journal

April 23, 2010
“Bad economy means more litigation work for local law firms”
Sacramento Business Journal

December 4, 2009
“Tech Industry Holding Steady: Roundtable sees job creation, cash availability as keys”
Sacramento Business Journal

January 23, 2009
“Usual increase in law firm billing rates not happening this year”
Sacramento Business Journal

October 24, 2008
“Law firms chase shiny new space on Capitol Mall”
Sacramento Business Journal

February 8, 2008
“Power Partners – Law firms find cash–and cachet–in the undefined world of clean energy”
Sacramento Business Journal