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About Lawrence J. Trautman Sr.

LARRY TRAUTMAN is an author, educator, entrepreneur, and has many years experience as a professional corporate director. He is past president of the New York and Metropolitan Washington/Baltimore chapters of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”). He has published extensively in corporate governance, investment banking, law and capital formation. He has held numerous corporate directorships in publicly-traded and privately-owned corporations engaged in diverse industries as: dairy processing, financial services, franchising and fast food (Custom Creamery, Orange Julius and Crescott, Inc.-- all NASDAQ), mortgage banking, publishing, software and information technology, oil & gas (founding-director of Comstock Resources, Inc., NYSE:CRK), and others. He served as chairman of the committee of independent directors in the sale of Orange Julius, Inc. to International Dairy Queen. As Senior Vice President of the New York-based investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he had a diverse corporate finance practice, having sole client responsibility for the origination, negotiation and processing of $Hundreds of Millions of merger and acquisition transactions and public equity offerings for both traded and going-public situations. His other transaction experience includes: venture capital, real estate, public finance, and private debt and equity placement. He has provided testimony (economic analysis and policy strategy as an investment banker) before hearings of the United States Congress, and has taught accounting, business law, corporate governance, cyber security, entrepreneurship, and finance at several colleges and universities.

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Corporate Governance and Corporate & Securities Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Past President, New York City Chapter, National Assn. of Corporate Directors
  • Past President, Metro. Baltimore-Washington Chapter, National Assn. of Corporate Directors
  • Past President, Dallas Internet Society

Contact Information

3608 Copper Stone Drive
Dallas, TX 75287
trautman1@mindspring.com


Commercial Law (19)

International Law (6)