The principal has over 25 years’ experience representing domestic and international banks, financial institutions, investment funds, and equipment leasing companies in a broad range of financing transactions, including:
He has particular expertise in international transactions involving lenders, borrowers, guarantors, and intermediaries located in different countries, or assets of the borrower located in different countries. There are often complex issues to navigate to ensure that the lender has properly secured the loan with the collateral when the collateral, or a party to the transaction, is located outside the US.
The principal represents public and private companies in a range of commercial transactions, from formation, through the growth stage, to exit by transfer to the next generation or sale to a third party.
A sales transaction is one of the most significant transactions a company may face and one which is outside its normal business activities. We often help sellers prepare for the sale transaction to maximize value, work with advisers in the sales process, and then guide the company through the legal issues.
Our M&A activity encompasses transactions of varying sizes in the middle market, and typically covers manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and transportation industries. We will represent either the seller in the transaction, who may be an existing client of the firm, or a private equity firm or strategic acquirer on the buy side.
We have worked out cost-effective business models for startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, particularly technology and fintech companies, customized to the needs of clients. Our work includes:
It is sometimes more economic to outsource general counsel services on an as-needed basis rather than to incur the costs of a full-time inhouse general counsel. We provide outside general counsel services for businesses, including: