2029 Century Park East

Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90067


d. (310) 284-3829

f.  (310) 284-3894


West Los Angeles II

Lee Kolodny



Lee Kolodny is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Kolodny principally focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, finance, joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnerships, securities, and cross-border transactions.


Mr. Kolodny has over 20 years of experience in providing legal advice to clients in complex domestic and international transactions. Mr. Kolodny has represented public and private companies, investment funds, government and sovereign entities and individuals across a wide range of industry sectors, including media and entertainment, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, gaming, tribal finance and development projects, resorts and hospitality, motor sports, apparel, and development projects renewable energy, event promotion, and live events, in a wide variety of complex domestic and international transactions.


Mr. Kolodny’s representative experience includes representing:


Mergers and Acquisitions


  • a publicly traded national radio and broadcast company in a leveraged buyout valued at more than $27 billion 

  • a consumer services company in its $500 million sale to a publicly traded private equity fund 

  • a major movie studio in the sale of its interest in a cable network for $225 million and the negotiation and structuring of a joint venture with the purchaser 

  • an acquisition corporation in its tender offer for a publicly traded personal computer manufacturer in a transaction valued at $150 million 

  • an entertainment services company in its $60 million sale to a private equity purchaser 

  • a manufacturing company in its $50 million sale to a private equity sponsor 

  • a live event production company in its $40 million sale to an international entertainment and production company 

  • a publicly traded quick-service restaurant company in its $31 million sale of a national fast-food franchise owned by a publicly traded consumer services company 

  • an entertainment services company in its $30 million sale to a publicly traded strategic purchaser 

  • a Southern California-based restaurant chain in its sale of restaurants and related intellectual property to a private equity firm 

  • an individual selling his interest in a Southern California-based architectural firm 

  • a private equity investor in its acquisition of a Southern California based restaurant chain 

  • the majority shareholder and creditor in a restructuring and sale of transcription services business


Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Kolodny was a Corporate Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and worked out of its Los Angeles office (where he served as Hiring Partner for many years) and Abu Dhabi office. Prior to working at Akin Gump, Mr. Kolodny served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Fidelity National Financial, Inc., where he handled mergers and acquisitions.


Mr. Kolodny is a past member of the Board of Directors of Upward Bound House, a Santa Monica-based nonprofit founded in 1991 to eliminate homelessness among low-income seniors and families with minor children. For many years Mr. Kolodny was an adjunct professor at the Loyola Law School, where he taught courses in Mergers and Acquisitions, and is a frequent panelist and speaker at various conferences.


Mr. Kolodny received his B.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, and his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Southern California.


Mr. Kolodny is admitted to practice in the state of California.



Highrise Networks, Inc.

800 S. Figueroa, Suite 925

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 712-9080