David Sikes has more than 18 years of experience 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.
David assists venture capital funds and corporate venture capital arms on venture capital financings, primarily involving acquisitions of preferred stock or convertible debt. He also advises and counsels early-stage issuers in the areas of formation and financing. He has counseled acquirors and sellers in a variety of M&A transactions in 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, and his capital markets experience includes private company equity and debt transactions and public company equity and convertible debt issuances.
David is co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and a member of the board of directors of the Stern Grove Festival Association. He is a frequent speaker for WestEd's Financial Poise.
- February 11, 2021
"FTC and DOJ Suspend Grants of Early Termination of the HSR Waiting Period," publication of the California Lawyers Association's Corporations Committee
- April 15, 2020
Effect of COVID-19 on Shareholder Meetings and the Ability to Give Opinions, American Bar Association
- December 10, 2019
Negotiating the M&A Deal, FinancialPoise Private M&A Bootcamp
- October 15, 2019
The M&A Process, FinancialPoise Private M&A Bootcamp
- August 6, 2019
Structuring and Planning the M&A Transaction, FinancialPoise Private M&A Bootcamp
- April 5, 2017
Common Deal Points: FinancialPoise/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