JOSH DUCLOS concentrates his practice on representing private equity sponsors, public and privately held companies, and their respective stakeholders and advisors in buyouts, investments and divestitures. He is experienced in advising buyers and sellers in the technology, software, internet and social media, media and entertainment, retail, consumer products and life sciences industries.
Clients ranging from private equity and venture capital investors, to startups and other high-growth companies, to members of the Global Fortune 500 all turn to Josh. He also works with investment banks, boards of directors, officers, employees and other corporate stakeholders and advisors in mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, special purpose acquisition company (so-called “SPAC”) mergers, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, equity investments and strategic collaborations. Josh also regularly counsels clients on corporate governance, director and officer liability, securities law compliance, shareholder activism, hostile takeover attempts and defense mechanisms, proxy contests and tender offers.
Josh was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 40 under 40” list, which celebrates the achievements of California-based lawyers under the age of 40 for 2020. He provided counsel to CovergeOne in its agreement to combine with Forum Merger Corporation, a SPAC, to become a publicly listed company, and its subsequent sale to affiliates of CVC Capital Partners which received the 2020 “M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1B)” accolade from The M&A Advisor. Josh was also featured as a “Rising Star” by The Deal in a list recognizing the 21 most promising new M&A and Private Equity partners of 2019. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Philosophy, from Amherst College.