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Anthony Arnold

Anthony Arnold


San Diego

655 W. Broadway
Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 619-321-5014

F 310-284-3894

Anthony Arnold is responsive and practical in his approach to helping clients solve problems and execute complex transactions from start to finish. He provides over a decade of experience advising clients on corporate, finance, strategic and investment matters and a balanced perspective from working as in-house counsel at one of the world’s largest private equity funds.


Anthony Arnold is responsive and practical in his approach to helping clients solve problems and execute complex transactions from start to finish. He provides over a decade of experience advising clients on corporate, finance, strategic and investment matters and a balanced perspective from working as in-house counsel at one of the world’s largest private equity funds.

Anthony advises U.S. and foreign investors and companies across a variety of industries, including software and hardware technology, biotechnology, aerospace and defense, industrials and manufacturing, financial and professional services, real estate, and sports, media and entertainment. Clients value his input, appreciate his strong business sense and innovative thinking and, as a result, view him as a trusted adviser and true partner.

As a leader, Anthony manages and provides guidance to deal teams of legal professionals in the areas of intellectual property, securities, debt finance, tax, employment and executive compensation, and environmental law, as well as for accountants, bankers and other professional service providers in connection with structuring negotiating and closing complex transactions. He also routinely serves as outside general counsel to investment funds and their portfolio companies.

What Anthony enjoys most about his transactional practice is analyzing all sides of the critical legal and business issues his clients encounter and working closely with them to develop creative, efficient and value-generating solutions. He strives to add value by leveraging his network – making introductions between investors and connecting them with opportunities that may be of interest – to create bridges between company owners, investors and other potential partners.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Anthony practiced at top-tier law firms in Southern California. The counsel he has offered clients has earned him significant respect in the areas of private equity, venture capital, M&A, corporate governance and general corporate transactions.

Earlier in his professional life, Anthony served as in-house counsel at Oaktree Capital Management, where he advised fund managers, investment professionals, company executives and boards of directors on numerous corporate, legal, and regulatory issues.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Association of Corporate Counsel

Member, Association for Corporate Growth

Member, Turnaround Management Association

Member, American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Business Law Committee

Member, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce

Member, United States Golf Association

Board member, Exit Planning Institute San Diego Chapter

Board member, Associate of Corporate Growth San Diego


Los Angeles Times Legal Visionary, 2021

Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018-2019, 2022

San Diego Business Journal Leaders in Law, Finalist, 2019

  • Represent preferred shareholder in connection with the sale of Carlsbad-based SPY Optic, makers of sunglasses, goggles, helmets and prescription eyewear, to France-headquartered Bolle Brands, an eyewear and head protection group (and a portfolio company of A&M Capital Europe)
  • Represent Anser Advisory, LLC, a portfolio company of New York-based private equity fund RTC Partners LP, in connection with:
    • Its acquisition of DHS Consulting, a Santa Ana-based process and results-driven program, project, and construction management consulting firm focused on delivering innovative and comprehensive solutions to solve clients’ complex challenges
    • Its acquisition of H.R. Gray (a division of The Haskell Company), an owner’s representative, construction management and dispute resolution firm based in the Midwest
    • Its acquisition of Ascent PgM, LLC, a Chicago-based construction management services, design services and development services company (and a subsidiary of M. A. Mortenson Company)
    • In its sale of a management consulting services to address every phase of capital programs and infrastructure projects to Sterling Investment Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity fund
  • Represented RTC Partners LP (a New York-based private equity fund) in multiple acquisitions and related financing transactions, including:
    • The $35 million acquisition of King Engineering Associates, Inc., an engineering and construction services company that sells services to public and private sectors throughout the southeastern United States, including civil, water, wastewater, solid waste, transportation, traffic, land planning, ecological, landscape architecture, land surveying and construction management
    • The acquisition of Stouten Cramer, Inc., a full service surveying firm located in Southwest Florida
    • The acquisition of E Co Consultants Inc, an environmental consulting firm based in Florida that specializes in ecological services
    • The acquisition of Ardurra Group, a Texas, Louisiana, and New York civil engineering and disaster recovery firm
    • The acquisition of Simplus Management and its combination with three other businesses to form Anser Advisory, a new portfolio company that specializes in capital program funding, program management, project management, construction management and executive advisory services nationwide
    • The acquisition of RW Block Consulting, Inc., an Orlando-based management consulting firm that advises owners of capital improvement projects on business management issues related to engineering, planning, construction-finance and construction
    • The formation of Lumina Vision Partners, an acquisitive growth platform focused on the optical retail and optometry industry
  • Represent Cambridge Companies SPG, LLC (a Newport Beach-based venture capital investor) in the formation of its first venture capital fund focused on the consumer products and food and beverage sectors and in a variety of investments, including:
    • As the lead investor in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of Foodstirs, Inc., which intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes
    • As the lead investor in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of Once Upon A Farm, LLC., which uses local, organic, and non-GMO ingredients from farmers to create baby food using High Pressure Pascalization (HPP) or “Cold-Pressure,” the process by which fresh food products, such as juice and baby food, are preserved as opposed to heat
    • As the lead investor in the convertible note financing of Simple Health, LLC d/b/a Tosi, which produces a line of nutritional shakes, snacks and dietary supplements
    • As an investor in the Series A Preferred Stock financing of Matchabar, Inc., for Matchabar’s Better Energy drink which sources their matcha from a family farm in Nishio, Japan
    • As an investor in Nona Lim, which has been crafting foods for a healthier life and is inspired by the creator’s childhood in Singapore and its melting pot culinary culture that pulls from India, China, Japan and all over Asia
    • As the lead investor in the convertible note financing of Modern Alkeme, LLC, which is the world’s first “clearing” tea-based tonic adapted from an ancient Japanese recipe that packs 13 of the earth’s most potent detoxifiers into one bottle
  • Represent Looptify, Inc., which is a high-profile marketplace platform for notable celebrities, influencers, musicians, professional athletes, and more, in its Seed Series Preferred Stock financing with investors including Extol Ventures and Fusion Fund
  • Represent Remote.com, which is one of the largest remote job networks in the world, in its SAFE financing and $11 million seed financing round with investors including General Catalyst, Two Sigma Ventures and Index Ventures
  • Represent Cedars-Sinai in numerous real estate matters including the negotiation of leases and licenses for 8653-8655 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, the negotiation of merger agreement for the acquisition of the Marina Del Rey Hospital and associated medical office buildings, and the negotiation of purchase and sales agreements, leases and real estate diligence for:
    • The acquisition of 1922-1924 and 1930 Hillhurst Avenue, including a tenant buyout
    • The acquisition of 4363 and 4373 Lincoln Boulevard
    • The acquisition of 6500 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Represent Cypress Communities LLC, a global opportunistic real estate investment firm, in connection with various commercial and multi-family residential real estate transactions, including the recapitalization of its holding companies and joint ventures with institutional investors
  • Represent Mission Healthcare, a San Diego-based home health and hospice services provider with 10 locations and over 600 employees serving the Southern California region, in its sale to Vistria Group, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity fund
  • Represent PriMetrica, Inc., a global telecommunications data and analytics firm, which is used by major telecommunication service providers and large global enterprises, in its investment by MOA Capital, a Connecticut-based private equity fund
  • Represent HCAP Partners in multiple debt and equity investments, including:
    • In Excel ER, which provides high-end emergency services to patients in Odessa, Longview, and Nacogdoches, Texas
    • In a clinical toxicology laboratory located in Irvine, California, which provides urine drug test results to addiction treatment providers as well as other medical providers in sectors that necessitate the detection and monitoring of illicit and prescription drugs
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