Edward Grenville Profile

Edward Grenville
San Francisco
+1.415.279.0779

Related Practices 

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Corporate Transactions
  • General Corporate Transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Startups
  • Financing and Secured Lending
  • Investment Funds and Search Funds
  • Securities Laws Compliance

Edward Grenville, the managing shareholder of the firm, is admitted to practice in California and has over 25 years’ experience representing companies in M&A transactions, financing transactions, joint ventures, and other business transactions.  He also provides day-to-day advice to companies on corporate governance, contracts, partnerships, vendor relationships, technology transactions, employments matters, and intellectual property matters.  Edward is experienced in representing startups in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, representing these companies from incorporation of the business, through friends and family capital raises, seed rounds, Series A and later rounds, and to eventual exit in an M&A transaction.  Edward’s practice also includes representing lenders and borrowers in a range of secured lending transactions, including revolving and terms loans.  Edward also represents sponsors and investors in hedge fund, private equity fund, and search fund formations, including drafting the principal fund documents, the private placement memorandum, the fund subscription documents, securities laws compliance, and regulatory compliance.

Edward combines big law firm experience with the personal approach of a boutique business law firm.  He has been a partner in leading national and international law firms, and was formerly the head of the corporate practice for the West Coast of a global law firm.  He was also previously the General Counsel of a subsidiary of GE Capital, which financed transportation assets, and engaged in global transactions.  He has worked across many industries, including technology, software, fintech, adtech, manufacturing, healthcare, consumer, and transportation sectors.

Representative work includes:

  • Represented manufacturing company in stock sale to private equity firm
  • Represented US private equity firm in acquisition of services company
  • Represented a software technology company (seller) in a stock sale transaction
  • Represented a technology company (acquirer) in an acquisition transaction
  • Represented a public strategic acquirer of a private software technology company
  • Represented a US private company in an asset sale transaction
  • Represented a US services company in a stock acquisition transaction
  • Represented a private equity firm in a sale of a portfolio of loans and equipment leases
  • Represented the management team in a $100 million private equity acquisition transaction
  • Represented a foreign private company in a US stock acquisition transaction
  • Represented numerous Silicon Valley startups in formation, financing, Series A, employment, and intellectual property matters
  • Represented fintech company in restructuring and Series A transaction
  • Represented US and UK company in joint venture for a fintech product
  • Represented sponsors in the formation of a long-short hedge fund
  • Represented sponsors in the formation of real estate private equity funds
  • Represented US bank in numerous revolver and term loan credit transactions
  • Represented UK bank in US asset-based transactions

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of California – Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association – Business Law Section
  • Director and President (2021) of the British American Business Council (BABC) – San Francisco
  • Member of the Association for Corporate Growth – San Francisco
  • Director of Tech Bay Area Advocates (TBAA) – San Francisco

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • B.A., M.A., Modern History, University of Oxford, England
  • JD, University of San Francisco
    • Law Review
    • Managing Editor, Maritime Law Journal