Corporate, Finance and M&A

We structure, negotiate, document and counsel both public and private companies, investors and executives in connection with:

  • Corporate Finance:
    • Angel, venture capital, private equity, PIPEs and other private placement transactions
    • Public offerings including IPOs and SPACs
    • Strategic investments
    • Debt financing including commercial loans and venture debt
    • Restructuring and recapitalizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions:
    • Stock and asset acquisition and sale transactions
    • Mergers and reverse mergers
    • Joint ventures and other strategic transactions
    • Spin-offs
  • Capital Markets, Securities and SEC Practice
    • Registration statements, proxy materials, periodic reports and other SEC filings
    • Securities Act of 1933 and Exchange Act of 1934 compliance
    • Issuer, underwriter and placement agent representations
  • General Corporate:
    • Entity choice, formation and capitalization
    • Corporate governance
    • Executive compensation including stock option plan set up and maintenance
    • Due diligence
  • Technology and Commercial Transactions:
    • Technology development and transfers
    • Licensing and software as a service
    • Website terms of service, privacy policies and compliance
    • Consulting and other professional services arrangements
  • Cross-Border Transactions:
    • Cross-border financing
    • Cross-border acquisitions, sales and reverse mergers
    • U.S. business set-up

Employment

  • Executive and other Employment Arrangements:
    • Executive employment agreements
    • Stock options, restricted stock and other equity-based incentive compensation
    • Severance and separation arrangements
  • Discrimination and Harassment Actions
  • Wrongful Termination and Retaliation Actions
  • Compliance and Enforcement:
    • Personnel policies and employee handbooks
    • Wage and hour audits
    • Employee and independent contractor classifications
    • Workplace drug, alcohol, theft and embezzlement
    • Arbitration policies
    • Privacy laws
    • Workforce reduction requirements
  • Trade Secrets, Confidential Information, Corporate Raiding and Unfair Competition

Intellectual Property

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark and Service Mark Prosecution
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Agreements (including Licensing, Assignments and Transfers)
  • False Advertising
  • Publicity and Privacy Rights
  • New Media and E-Commerce

Litigation

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation (including Class Actions)
  • Employment and Labor
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Regulatory Litigation (including California Labor Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board, Securities & Exchange Commission and FINRA)
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trade Secret and Corporate Raiding Litigation
  • Trials (State and Federal Courts)