David Sikes has more than 15 years of experience in advising clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and venture capital transactions. He focuses his practice on the representation of technology and life sciences clients. As an active and engaged participant in the Silicon Valley legal community, David has a deep understanding of the legal issues facing cutting-edge companies and their acquirors.
He has counseled acquirors and sellers in a variety of M&A transactions (including some of the technology industry's most significant recent deals) in both private and public contexts, including mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, and distressed companies. His corporate governance experience includes '34 Act filings and general corporate advice. His capital markets experience includes private company equity and debt transactions and public company equity and convertible debt issuances. David advises on venture capital financings, primarily involving acquisitions of preferred stock or convertible debt, and counsels early-stage issuers in the areas of formation and financing.
David is a past member of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, for which he previously served as vice chair of communications, and is a frequent speaker for Financial Poise.
- April 5, 2017
Common Deal Points: FinancialPoie/West LegalEdcenter
- April 27, 2016
M&A Private Company Bootcamp 2016 - Special Issues in Special Transactions: FinancialPoise/West LegalEdcenter
- March 10, 2015
Structuring and Planning the Transaction, FinancialPoise/West LegalEdcenter
- University of Michigan (J.D. 2002); University of California, Berkeley (B.S. in Business Administration 1999)
- California and New York