Lawrence Finkelstein


Lawrence Finkelstein primarily represents entrepreneurs, family, and privately-owned middle-market businesses, focusing on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Succession and related planning
  • Investment funds in mezzanine (second lien) financing
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances, and distribution arrangements
  • Operational contracts and advices
  • Corporate governance agreements and disputes among owners
  • Equity transactions (private and venture capital) and debt (senior and subordinate) financing transactions
  • Executive employment and compensation

Outside the Firm

Wine hobbyist, amateur chef, bridge player, golfer, National Parks explorer, ManUnited fan, dog lover, and doting G-Pop.


  • Acquisitions, sales,, financings, operations, and planning for businesses in the aerospace parts and services businesses.
  • Acquisitions, sales, financings, operations, and planning for companies in the design and manufacturing of composite products for the semiconductor, energy, and other industries.
  • Mezzanine funds, in secured subordinated loans with equity investments and warrants.
  • Acquisitions, sales, financings, operations, and planning for companies in the dental business, including foreign companies acquiring businesses in the United States.
  • Private companies, in agreements among owners, and resolving disputes between owners.
  • Public companies, in governance issues and related matters.
  • Private companies, in succession and related planning.
  • Acquisitions, sales, financing, and operations of franchised businesses.
  • A software company, in its sale to a private equity firm.
  • An IT consulting firm, in a sale to a competitor.



  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Woodmere Art Museum
Professional Activities

Lawrence is President of the University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Class of 1973 in its 45th Reunion Year, a former national trustee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodmere Art Museum. He is a former president and chairman of the Philadelphia/Delaware Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and was awarded its Founders Award in 2016.



  • Pennsylvania


  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BS, cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, cum laude