Advisor - North America
Donald P. Hateley is a California licensed attorney, certified public accountant, and real estate broker with offices in Newport Beach CA and Santa Monica, CA, New York, NY, and Washington, DC. From 1996 to 2021, he was an attorney at his firm, Hateley & Hampton with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Prior to founding his firm in 1996, he was Of Counsel to the Santa Monica office of Bosco, Blau, Ward & Nopar from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Hateley also has extensive investment banking experience having founded The Cambridge Group, Inc., a broker dealer, which had offices in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Denver, CO. He was also a Senior Managing Director at DelMorgan & Co., a Santa Monica, CA-based investment banking firm.
Mr Hateley’s practice is transactional in nature focusing on providing advice to public and private companies and their senior management in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, taxation, and corporate governance. Mr Hateley’s practice includes arranging and documenting public and private equity and debt financings, due diligence, and joint ventures.
He was a co-founder and shareholder of WiTel Corp., a public company focused on providing wireless services, retail phones and accessories to clients utilizing Wi-Fi for low-cost calling worldwide. Mr Hateley also is a co-founder and majority shareholder of Thunderclap Entertainment, Inc., a publicly held theatrical film and television development and production company, which was merged with 3 software companies and is now listed on the OTC Markets and uplisting to NASDAQ in 2022.
Mr Hateley is admitted to all state and federal courts in California as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the U.S Supreme Court. In 1993, Mr Hateley successfully argued and won a precedent case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals relating to the SEC’s abuse of its discretion when it fined his investment banking firm. Hateley v. Securities and Exchange Commission, 8 F.3d 653 (1993).
Mr Hateley is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs (member of the Taxation, Real Estate and Securities Committees) and the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants. He has served as a seminar panelist for K&L Gates, LLP on unfair competition and unlawful trade practices in California. He has also served on the boards of several companies and has also served as the chair of audit committees and co-founded Combat Sports Entertainment, Inc, which owns and operates amateur MMA and boxing events in Southern California (www.socafights.com) and serves as Chairman and CEO of Vigilant Diversified Holdings, Inc., a company, which has entered into an agreement to acquire a private jet charter company based in Bend, OR.