Lynne BolducPartner – FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP

(949) 788-8900

Over the past 25 years, FitzGerald Yap Kreditor partner, Lynne Bolduc, has established herself as one of the premier corporate and securities lawyers in California.  She has structured and implemented over $1 billion of business and financing transactions and has represented both domestic and international clients in complex transactions across multiple industries.

She represents both private and public companies, as well as investment bankers, venture capitalists, private equity funds, and other financing companies.  Lynne’s experience includes corporate formation and governance; contract drafting, review, and negotiations; mergers and acquisitions; private offerings; public offerings; and public company reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Not only has she earned the trust of her clients and the respect of her peers, she is also a frequent speaker and expert witness on business and securities law issues, has published numerous articles, and was recognized as a Southern California Rising Star Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers three years in a row.

Illustrative Experience and Transactions 

Securities Transactions

  • Represents numerous start-up and development stage companies in various stages of equity and debt private offerings
  • Performed first ever Initial Public Offering (IPO) of a Pakistani company in the U.S.
  • Represented a Chinese company in IPO on NASDAQ
  • Represented oil and gas company in IPO on NASDAQ
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in spin-offs of multiple divisions into separate public companies

Real Estate Securities Transactions

  • Established private real estate investment trust (REIT)
  • Represents real estate companies in multiple private and public offerings
  • Represents private real estate funds in multiple domestic and offshore private offerings

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Staffing company stock sale to a large acquirer
  • Life sciences company acquisition of an R&D company
  • Healthcare organization (HCO) stock sale to a national HCO
  • Medical construction company purchase of smaller medical construction company
  • Private aerospace services company asset sale to a public company
  • Association management services company sale to employees
  • Manufacturing company asset sale

Regulatory and Compliance

  • Advises nationwide investment banks on transactions and compliance
  • Advises private equity funds on regulatory compliance
  • Assists clients with regulatory examinations and investigations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and state regulatory agencies

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Director on the Boards of Directors of both non-profit organizations (including the National Investment Banking Association) and for-profit corporations
  • Currently serves as Corporate Secretary to companies
  • Qualified Expert Witness in corporate and securities matters
  • Named a Southern California Rising Star Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Three Years in a Row (2006, 2005 and 2004)

Speaking Engagements 

  • Panelist, COVID-19: Legal Ramifications for Small Companies, Planet MicroCap Showcase, April 2020
  • Table Coach at the National Conversation on Board Diversity, 2020 Women on Boards, November 2019
  • Panelist, Disruptive Financing – Regulatory and Legal Issues to Consider for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Token Sales, Planet MicroCap Showcase, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2018
  • Presenter, Business Law Myths, Women’s Business Development Initiative, Irvine, California, April 2016
  • Presenter, Starting a Small Business, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, March 2013
  • Speaker, The Colorful World of Securities Law, Business Development Initiative, Irvine, California, March 2012
  • Speaker, Everything You Wanted to Know About Securities Law But Were Afraid to Ask, National Investment Banking Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2008
  • Panelist, Real Estate: New Ideas for Today’s Fast-Changing Market, Brookstreet Securities Corporation 2005 Annual Product Marketing Conference, San Diego, California, May 2005

Published Articles 

  • The Private Offering Super Highway, Micro-Cap Review Magazine, Quarter 2, 2012
  • Underwriters Now Held to Higher Standards of Due Diligence, February 27, 1998
  • A Case without a Client, The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, The Federal Lawyer, May 1996
  • Time for a Change: Problems with the American Jury System, Women Lawyers Journal, December 1995
  • My Two Moms, Johnson v. Calvert, Western State University Law Review, Fall, 1993