Jeffrey M. Koewler


Maren Padilla

Practice Areas

Corporate Law, Real Estate

Jeff Koewler supports clients throughout the United States with general business counsel and representation in significant transactions. Jeff serves as outside general counsel to over 50 companies ranging from small, innovative start-up companies to major institutional investors. In this role, Jeff helps businesses navigate routine business matters as well as more complex legal conflicts, shaping solutions based on decades of relevant experience.

In addition, Jeff represents clients in transaction matters. These include mergers and acquisitions, equity financing (start-up and follow-on financing), loan transactions (borrower and lender clients) and joint ventures. Jeff has represented clients on both sides of over 200 transactions. He takes pride in devising client-favorable solutions to the wide range of issues that transactions inevitably entail.

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 whose missions make the Sacramento region a better place to live and work.

  • Represented a manufacturer in a sale of asset transaction with a value of over $250,000,000.
  • Represented a food processor in a sale of stock transaction with a value of over $200,000,000.
  • Represented a service provider in a loan transaction of over $80,000,000.
  • Represented a manufacturer in a loan transaction with a value of over $80,000,000.
  • Represented an investor in over 15 hedge fund transactions with an average fund size of over $300,000,000.
  • Represented landowner in 250 acre joint venture development project.
  • Represented an 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, 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, SACTO, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Former General Counsel
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Former Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 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

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