Justin M. Borrowdale

Senior Attorney


Sacramento

916.558.6045

Justin focuses on counseling both public and private clients through finance transactions, merger and acquisition deals, and related commercial transactions.

He has experience working with both selling and acquiring companies on M&A deals and both companies and investors on financing transactions. He assists companies in solving corporate governance and commercial agreement issues, including complying with SEC and NASDAQ reporting obligations for his public company clients.

Justin has experience representing lenders and borrowers in various loan transactions, including syndicated debt financing, real estate secured loan transactions, construction loans for development, and follow-on loans to portfolio companies.

Additionally, he has assisted clients in entity formation, obtaining trademarks, entering into license agreements, and structuring many other miscellaneous agreements and transactions.

In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner, having completed 11 marathons (PR of 3:10).


Representative Transactions

  • Advised client in selling its information technology services business to a private equity fund, including reorganization.
  • Counseled public corporation in multiple CMPO financing transactions, including SEC and NASDAQ reporting obligations.
  • Advised internet technology client in Series A equity financing transaction.
  • Assisted public corporation in PIPE financing transaction, including SEC filing obligations.
  • Guided clients in private securities offering compliance, including entertainment venture and motion picture financing.
  • Advocated and negotiated for the public-company buyer in asset purchase of agricultural processing business, including associated real estate.
  • Served video game production company in Series A equity financing with a foreign investor.
  • Assisted investment company in follow-on loan to portfolio company in coordination with follow-on bank financing.
  • Represented corporation as outside general counsel, including drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements, license agreements, and other diverse commercial agreements.
  • Represented national bank in real estate secured loan transactions to borrowers in the aerospace services industry, including drafting and negotiating loan documentation.
  • Advised affiliated entities in syndicated debt financing for the food processing operation.
  • A counseled community bank in issuing a construction loan for the development of a boutique hotel.

Publications
Article Editor: Property Rights to the Periphery of the Universe or Only to the Rooftop?: The Effects of Drones on Airspace Rights in California and Where to Go From Here—California Real Property Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3 (2016).

Co-Author: Strategies for Reducing a Client’s Liability under a Lease after the Sale of the Client’s Business—CYLA eNews, Winter 2016.

Author: Breaking Down a Typical Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transaction—CYLA eNews, Summer 2016.

Capital Region Family Business Center, Programs Committee
Member

MetroEdge

Sacramento County Bar Association’s Business Sections

2017 Folsom Leadership class

Association of Corporate Growth

Startup Sac

Financial Executives International

Awards

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2019- Business & Corporate

Best Lawyers in America®, “Ones to Watch”, 2021-2023, Corporate

Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2019-2021

J.D. University of California, Davis, 2015

B.S. University of the Pacific, 2010

WEBINAR: Main Street Lending Program

What is the Main Street Lending program, and how is it different than the PPP and other business loans? On June 30, 2020, Justin Borrowdale and Dan Franklin of River City Bank discussed the Main Street program – what businesses are eligible, unique program features, and documentation needed. Topics:• Program…

  • When: Jun 30, 2020
  • Where: Webinar

Keeping it Clean: Legal Essentials for Startup Companies

Weintraub attorney Justin M. Borrowdale presented on Legal Essentials for Startup Companies for WeWork members at the Well’s Fargo building in Sacramento, CA. He discussed issues that newer and growing companies encounter; how to avoid common pitfalls; and the benefit of running your company like you are prepping to sell (even…

  • When: Feb 26, 2020
  • Where: WeWork | 400 Capitol Mall 9th Floor | Sacramento, CA 95814

Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know

On Friday, August 23, Weintraub attorneys Josh Escovedo and Justin Borrowdale will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled Identify Concealed Risk and Strategically Negotiate Liability. NBI Program DescriptionGo beyond the “nuts and bolts” and explore business contracts at an advanced level. Our skilled attorney faculty will demonstrate…

  • When: Aug 23, 2019

WT Deals: Steven Hein Launches Podcast Company Story Mill Media

Weintraub client Steven Hein has launched a new podcast company called Story Mill Media. The company completed a pre-seed round of financing to fund several original podcasts with help from Weintraub’s Justin Borrowdale. Hein previously worked for Fox, Legendary, and most recently at NBC, where he was responsible for NBC’s…

35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 4 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 16 percent…

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 5 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 20 percent of…