Mr. Weidhaas is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts, New York, California and American Bar Associations.
A.J. Weidhaas is a partner in and Co-Chair of Goodwin's Private Equity group, and Chair of the firm’s Santa Monica office. Mr. Weidhaas serves on the firm’s Allocations Committee and has previously served on its Executive Committee and as chair of the New York Business Law Department. He specializes in private equity and M&A transactions, including growth equity investments, leveraged buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations, going private transactions, SPACs and deSPACS. Mr. Weidhaas’ experience ranges from the representation of growth companies in financings and buyouts in the middle market through later stage growth equity investments and LBOs and the representation of strategics in private and public M&A. His industry expertise includes technology, healthcare, consumer products, defense, real estate and financial services.
Mr. Weidhaas’ clients include private equity sponsors Behrman Capital, Bregal Sagemount, Great Hill Partners, company clients KIND Snacks, Hyperice, Vertellus Manufacturing and MiraDx, and a number of Fortune 50 financial institutions in M&A and financing transactions.
Mr. Weidhaas has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 United States.
Stanford Law School
(magna cum laude, with distinction)