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Five Management, LLC - Doug Johnston, Managing Director

100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 700

Santa Monica, California 90401

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Litigation support in banking and finance, and an investigative business consultant. Doug Johnston has served as CEO, President, EVP, and/or COO in Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Commercial Real Estate companies across the U.S. His 19 years in banking included duties as Manager of five banking offices, as a lender and as President, plus an additional 7 years as EVP-Finance & Administration of the largest private company in Los Angeles. For over 30 years, Doug has managed, conducted due diligence, negotiated, underwritten, and closed

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Articles Published by Five Management, LLC - Doug Johnston, Managing Director

 Due Diligence and Merger & Acquisition Litigation

An insider's understanding of the processes and objectives of the initial due diligence communications between the parties can help unravel later disputes in business transactions.

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 Preparation and Growth are Keys in New Corporate Finance Deals

Companies seeking to close new transactions with commercial banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, or investment banks will do well to consider advance preparation in a few key areas.

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 Structured Finance and Commercial Banks as Conduits

Over the past ten to fifteen years, the role of commercial banks has shifted dramatically where they have migrated into collateralized 'structured finance' loan portfolio products, including home mortgage loans, for sale into the securities markets. This article addresses this market phenomenon.

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