Eric H. Halvorson
Eric H. Halvorson concentrates his practice in business planning, business transactions and estate planning. He brings a wide diversity of experience to the practice of law. In addition to having practiced as a partner in a large Midwestern law firm, he also practiced as a certified public accountant in an international accounting firm and spent 15 years as an executive in the broadcasting and publishing industries. Mr. Halvorson has been General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of public and private companies. His approach to the practice of law is to serve as a counselor and advisor who draws upon his financial, legal and operational experience to assist clients in achieving practical and effective legal solutions that are complementary to their business goals.
Mr. Halvorson has also served as Executive in Residence at Pepperdine University’s Seaver College and is currently Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine Law School, where he teaches Business Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and Accounting for Lawyers. He was awarded the 2010 McKibbin Award for Teaching Excellence, given annually to the outstanding adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine Law School.
Mr. Halvorson has served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies. He has chaired Audit, Compensation and Governance committees and maintains a strong interest in board governance and compliance issues.
EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Halvorson earned a B.S. degree from Bob Jones University in 1971, graduating cum laude with a major in Accounting. In 1976, Mr. Halvorson earned his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law, where he served as Note and Comment Editor of the Duke Law Journal.
Mr. Halvorson is a member of the California State Bar and the National Association of Corporate Directors.