Taylor L.Stevens

Partner

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As a practitioner with an M.B.A., and an active participant in the San Diego and Silicon Valley communities, Taylor Stevens has a strong understanding of the legal issues facing high-growth companies and their acquirors. Taylor has advised clients for more than 20 years in the areas of venture capital transactions, M&A, and capital markets transactions. His practice is focused on the representation of emerging growth and established technology and life sciences companies. He has extensive experience in the full life cycle of the company, from formation through financing and exit transactions.

Taylor has represented clients in a significant number of public and private company mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes auction sales, divestitures, carve-outs, roll-ups, and cross-border transactions. Taylor also regularly counsels emerging growth companies on a broad range of venture capital and debt financing transactions and has been recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 US for his corporate and venture capital practice. He additionally represents venture capital firms and strategic corporate investors in connection with their investments in early stage and emerging growth companies.

Taylor is a member of the Springboard Committee and has previously served on the Executive Committee and the board of directors of CONNECT, a globally recognized trade organization fostering the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in the San Diego region.

Experience

  • Koch Disruptive Technologies leads investment in Ibotta at $1 billion valuationJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies ("KDT"), an investment firm dedicated to investing in emerging high-growth technologies across a range of industries, on its investment in Ibotta, Inc., the leading mobile rewards platform in the United States.
  • KKR completes investment in OneStream SoftwareJones Day advised Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with its investment in OneStream Software LLC, a leading provider of cloud or on-premise Corporate Performance Management solutions for mid-sized to large enterprises, in a transaction that values the privately held company at more than $1 billion.
  • Western Digital invests in CodasipJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its investment in Codasip GmbH, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP.
  • Sempra Energy unit PXiSE Energy completes equity financing with Mitsui & Co.Jones Day advised Sempra Energy in connection with the issuance by its subsidiary, PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC, of up to a 20 percent equity investment to Mitsui & Co., Ltd., as well as the negotiation and entering in of a strategic collaboration agreement for the development and sale of PXiSE's technology.
  • Investor participates in $100 million Series C financing round of RefleXion MedicalJones Day represented a health care investor in connection with the $100 million Series C Preferred Stock financing of RefleXion Medical, a medical technology company developing the first and only biology-guided radiotherapy system (BgRT) for targeted cancer treatment.
  • Mercato Partners invests in Salt StackJones Day represented Mercato Partners, as lead investor, in connection with a $15.5 million Series A Preferred Stock financing in Salt Stack, Inc., an intelligent orchestration software provider.
  • Koch Disruptive Technologies leads $150 million investment in INSIGHTECJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries focused on finding and funding innovative and emerging companies, as the lead investor in a $150 million Series E funding round for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company.
  • Western Digital acquires Tegile SystemsJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its acquisition of Tegile Systems, Inc., a developer of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications.
  • Western Digital acquires Upthere, Inc.Jones Day advised Western Digital in its acquisition of Upthere, Inc., a leading developer and producer of cloud storage technology.
  • Hookit raises capital in Series C roundJones Day represented Hookit, a leading sponsorship analytics and valuation platform, in connection with the sale and issuance of $16 million of Series C Preferred Stock and concurrent tender offer to the holders of its junior preferred securities.
  • Celularity acquires certain assets from TNK TherapeuticsJones Day advised Celularity Inc. in connection with its acquisition from TNK Therapeutics of certain intellectual property rights related to TNK's proprietary chimeric antigen receptor ("CAR") constructs and related CARs.
  • Celularity raises capital in Series A roundJones Day represented Celularity Inc., a biotechnology company that sources and develops transformative therapies derived from the placenta, in connection with its issuance of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to strategic and entrepreneurial investors.
  • Western Digital invests in UPMEMJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its purchase of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by UPMEM, a fabless semiconductor company developing next generation hardware solutions for data intensive applications in the datacenter.
  • Stance raises capital in $30 million Series D roundJones Day represented Stance, Inc., a premium apparel company, in connection with its issuance of $30 million of Series D Preferred Stock in a private placement.
  • Stance raises capital in $50 million Series C roundJones Day represented Stance, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of unique socks dedicated and branded to individuality and expression, in connection with its issuance of $50 million of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement led by August Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
  • Experience Prior to Jones Day

    REPRESENTATIVE VENTURE CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS



    Arcot Systems, Inc.




    Represented Arcot Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $12.5 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Represented Arcot Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $23.7 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Represented Arcot Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $18.9 million of Series E Preferred Stock.



    Amplidata, NV



    Represented investors in connection with the $10 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Amplidata, NV.



    Asteres, Inc.



    Represented Forward Ventures in connection with the $15 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of Asteres, Inc.



    Avantis Medical Systems, Inc.



    Represented Avantis Medical in connection with its $8 million convertible note and warrant transaction.



    Avere Systems



    Represented investors in connection with the $30 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Avere Systems.



    BitJacket, Inc.



    Represented BitJacket in connection with its sale and issuance of Series AA Preferred Stock.



    Brit+Co.



    Represented Oak Investment Partners in connection with the $10 million investment in Series A Preferred Stock of Brit+Co.



    Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Represented Cadence Pharmaceuticals in connection with its sale and issuance of $21 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    CancerVax Corporation



    Represented Forward Ventures in connection with the $41.6 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of CancerVax Corporation.



    Cell Biosciences, Inc.



    Represented Cell Biosciences in connection with its sale and issuance of $27 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Celgene Corporation



    Represented Celgene Corporation in connection with its investment in certain biotechnology companies.



    CenterBeam, Inc.



    Represented CenterBeam in connection with its sale and issuance of $10.8 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    City of Hope National Medical Center



    Represented City of Hope in connection with its investment in certain life sciences companies.



    CleanFish, Inc.



    Represented CleanFish in connection with its sale and issuance of $5.5 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented CleanFish in connection with its sale and issuance of $4 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    ClickServices.com, Inc.



    Represented ClickServices.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $1.8 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented ClickServices.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $12 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Digital Chef, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the $35 million investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Digital Chef.



    eBoodle.com, Inc.



    Represented eBoodle.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $3.4 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Enviance, Inc.



    Represented Enterprise Partners Venture Capital in connection with the $7 million investment in Series A-1 Preferred Stock of Enviance, Inc.



    eRestrictedStock, Inc.



    Represented eRestrictedStock.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $2.5 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Eve.com, Inc.



    Represented Eve.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $25.5 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Everspin Technologies



    Represented investors in connection with the $30 million investment in Series B Preferred Stock of Everspin Technologies.



    Histogen, Inc.



    Represented Secure Medical in connection with the $5.4 million investment in Series A Preferred Stock of Histogen, Inc.



    Hightail, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the $34 million investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Hightail, Inc.



    Hookit, Inc.



    Represented Hookit in connection with its convertible note and equity financings.



    InnoLogic Systems, Inc.



    Represented InnoLogic Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $3 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Kana Software, Inc.



    Represented Kana Software in connection with its sale and issuance of $10.2 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Represented Kana Software in connection with its sale and issuance of $125 million of common stock in PIPE transaction.



    Kanisa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Represented Kanisa Pharmaceuticals in connection with its sale and issuance of $25 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented Kanisa Pharmaceuticals in connection with its sale and issuance of $6 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Kestrel Solutions, Inc.



    Represented Kestrel Solutions in connection with its sale and issuance of $55.5 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    LianLian Pay



    Represented Oak Investment Partners and NEA in connection with the $125 million resale of preferred stock of LianLian Pay to American Express.



    LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals



    Represented Forward Ventures in connection with the $14 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals.



    MobiTV



    Represented Oak Investment Partners in connection with the $25 million investment in Series C-1 and C-2 of Preferred Stock of MobitTV.



    Nexenta Systems



    Represented investors in connection with the $18 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Nexenta Systems.



    Represented investors in connection with the $30 million investment in Series F Preferred Stock of Nexenta Systems.



    NovaRx Corporation



    Represented NovaRx Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $4.2 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Represented NovaRx Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $8.7 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Represented NovaRx Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $33 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Precedent Investments



    Represent Precedent Investments, an evergreen venture capital fund, in connection with formation and investment matters.



    Roark Revival



    Represented Roark Revival in connection with its convertible note financing and pending equity financing.



    SANcastle Technologies, Inc.



    Represented SANcastle Technologies in connection with its sale and issuance of $20 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Represented SANcastle Technologies in connection with its sale and issuance of $9.1 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Santarus, Inc.



    Represented Santarus in connection with its sale and issuance of $55.1 million of Series D Preferred Stock.

    Stance, Inc.



    Represented Stance in connection with numerous convertible note financings.



    Represented Stance in connection with its sale and issuance of $12 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented Stance in connection with its sale and issuance of $25 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Represented Stance in connection with its sale and issuance of $60 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Skinit, Inc.



    Represented Skinit in connection with its sale and issuance of $12 million Series E Preferred Stock.



    Skyera, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the strategic and equity investment in Skyera.



    SolarFlare Communications, Inc.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $5.5 million of Series A-1 and A-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $43 million of Series A-1 Preferred Stock and recapitalization.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $23.7 million of Series A-1 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $15 million of Series A-1 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its $15 million venture debt transaction.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $25.5 million of Series B-1 and Series B-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $32 million of Series AA-1 and Series AA-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $30 million of Series BB-1 and Series BB-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $25 million of Series CC-1 and Series CC-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented Solarflare Communications in connection with its pending sale and issuance of $25 million of Series DD-1 and DD-2 Preferred Stock.



    SumZero, Inc.



    Represented Winklevoss Capital in connection with its investment in Series A Preferred Stock of SumZero.

    Tegile Systems, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the $35 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of Tegile.



    Represented investors in connection with the $55 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Tegile.

    Touchdown Technologies, Inc.



    Represented Touchdown Technologies in connection with its sale and issuance of $5.2 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    TV Page, Inc.



    Represented TV Page in connection with its sale and issuance of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Wavestream Corporation



    Represented Wavestream Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $7 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Western Digital Corporation



    Represented Western Digital in connection with numerous strategic alliance and investment transactions.



    Yoyi Media



    Represented Oak Investment Partners in connection with the $20 million investment in Series B Preferred Stock of Yoyi Media.



    Zetera Corporation



    Represented founder in connection with the sale and issuance of $13.5 million of Series A Preferred Stock and warrants by Zetera Corporation.



    REPRESENTATIVE CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS



    Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




    Represented SG Cowen, Piper Jaffray, Legg Mason Wood Walker and Needham & Company as underwriters in the $44 million initial public offering of Anadys Pharmaceuticals.



    Represented Credit Suisse First Boston, SG Cowen, Piper Jaffray and Needham & Company as underwriters in the $71.3 million follow-on public offering of Anadys Pharmaceuticals.



    Crdentia Corp.



    Represented Crdentia in its $2.75 million preferred stock PIPE transaction.



    CRL Network Services, Inc.



    Represented CIBC World Markets and Lehman Brothers as underwriters in proposed $80 million initial public offering of CRL Network Services.



    Digirad Corporation



    Represented Digirad Corporation in its $66 million initial public offering with Merrill Lynch & Co., JP Morgan, Banc of America Securities and William Blair & Company as underwriters.



    Endocare, Inc.



    Represented Endocare in its $78.2 million follow-on public offering with UBS Warburg, Bear Sterns & Co., Banc of America Securities, Harkness & Hill, Inc. and Gerard Klauer Mattison as underwriters.



    Genitope Corporation



    Represented Punk, Ziegel & Company as underwriter in the $28.7 million follow-on public offering of Genitope Corporation.



    Genius Products, Inc.



    Represented Genius Products in connection with multiple common stock PIPE transactions.



    Kana Software, Inc.



    Represented Kana Software in its $56.9 million initial public offering with Goldman Sachs & Co., Hambrecht & Quist and Wit Capital Corporation as underwriters.



    Represented Kana Software in connection with its $125 million common stock PIPE transaction.



    Kintera, Inc.



    Represented Kintera in connection with its $13.5 million common stock PIPE transaction, with Roth Capital Partners as placement agent.



    Represented Kintera in connection with its $5 million common stock PIPE transaction, with Roth Capital Partners as placement agent.



    NuVasive, Inc.



    Represented Banc of America Securities, Lehman Brothers, Thomas Weisel Partners and William Blair & Company as underwriters in the $82 million initial public offering of

    NuVasive.



    Santarus, Inc.



    Represented Santarus in its $54 million initial public offering with SG Cowen, UBS, Thomas Weisel Partners and RBC Capital Markets as underwriters.



    Volcano Corporation



    Represented JP Morgan, Piper Jaffray, Bear Stearns & Co. and Cowen & Company as underwriters in the $62.6 million initial public offering of Volcano Corporation.



    Represented JP Morgan, Piper Jaffray, Bear Stearns & Co. and Cowen & Company as underwriters in the $139 million follow-on public offering of Volcano Corporation.



    Represented JP Morgan, Banc of America Securities, Piper Jaffray and Bear Stearns & Co. as underwriters in the $131 million follow-on public offering of Volcano Corporation.



    Xoom.com, Inc.



    Represented Bear Sterns & Co., Hambrecht & Quist, BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Wit Capital Corporation as underwriters in the $303.6 million follow-on public offering of Xoom.com.



    ZapMe! Corporation



    Represented Merrill Lynch & Co., Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Thomas Weisel Partners and Wit Capital Corporation as underwriters in the $104.4 million initial public offering of ZapMe! Corporation.



    REPRESENTATIVE MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS TRANSACTIONS



    Kana Software, Inc.




    Representation of the company in connection with its $4.1 billion acquisition of Silknet, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $140 million acquisition of Business Evolution, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition of netDialog, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition of Broadbase Software, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $75 million acquisition of Connectify, Inc.



    Live Nation, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $350 million acquisition of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc.



    Solarflare Communications, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $100 million acquisition of Level 5 Networks, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its divestiture of its PHY business unit.



    Wavestream Corporation



    Representation of the company in connection with its $145 million acquisition by Gilat Satellite Networks, Inc.



    Genius Products, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $100 million asset sale and joint venture with The Weinstein Company.



    RealAge, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition by Hearst Communications, Inc.



    Eclipse Therapeutics, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition by Bionomics Limited.



    Superior Mobile Medics



    Representation of the company in connection with its sale of assets to Quest Diagnostics.



    LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Representation of venture capital syndicate in connection with the company’s acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.



    Deere & Company



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition of T-Systems International, Inc.



    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition of Haverstick Consulting, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $70 million acquisition of Madison Research Corporation, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $56 million acquisition of Digital Fusion, Inc.



    Wireless Facilities, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $46 million asset sale of engineering division to LCC International, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $24 million asset sale of deployment division to Platinum Equity.



    Kintera, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $46 million acquisition by Blackbaud, Inc.



    Kurion Incorporated



    Representation of the Company in connection with its acquisition of geosafe business unit of Impact Services, Inc.



    Calando Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $60 million acquisition by Insert Therapeutics.



    Crdentia Corp.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $15 million acquisition of New Age Nurses, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $10 million acquisition of Baker Anderson Christie, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $7.5 million acquisition of Nurses Network, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $7.5 million acquisition of Nurses PRN, Inc.



    Endocare, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $11.8 million acquisition of the prostate division of U.S. Medical Development, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $2 million acquisition of the intellectual property assets from Gary M. Onik, M.D.



    Representation of the company in connection with the sale of its Cryocath Technologies subsidiaries.



    CenterBeam, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $2.1 million asset acquisition of Network Insight, Inc.



    eBoodle.com, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition by BizRate.com, Inc.



    eRestrictedStock, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its purchase of outstanding securities of Kuberon Advisors, Inc.



    PointSource Technologies, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its sale and license of intellectual property assets to JMAR Technologies, Inc.



    Kwaish, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition of Aeroprise, Inc.



    University Games Corporation



    Representation of the company in connection with its asset purchase of Lombard Marketing, Inc. business line. The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.



    REPRESENTATIVE VENTURE CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS



    Arcot Systems, Inc.




    Represented Arcot Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $12.5 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Represented Arcot Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $23.7 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Represented Arcot Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $18.9 million of Series E Preferred Stock.



    Amplidata, NV



    Represented investors in connection with the $10 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Amplidata, NV.



    Asteres, Inc.



    Represented Forward Ventures in connection with the $15 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of Asteres, Inc.



    Avantis Medical Systems, Inc.



    Represented Avantis Medical in connection with its $8 million convertible note and warrant transaction.



    Avere Systems



    Represented investors in connection with the $30 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Avere Systems.



    BitJacket, Inc.



    Represented BitJacket in connection with its sale and issuance of Series AA Preferred Stock.



    Brit+Co.



    Represented Oak Investment Partners in connection with the $10 million investment in Series A Preferred Stock of Brit+Co.



    Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Represented Cadence Pharmaceuticals in connection with its sale and issuance of $21 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    CancerVax Corporation



    Represented Forward Ventures in connection with the $41.6 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of CancerVax Corporation.



    Cell Biosciences, Inc.



    Represented Cell Biosciences in connection with its sale and issuance of $27 million of Series B Preferred Stock.

    Celgene Corporation



    Represented Celgene Corporation in connection with its investment in certain biotechnology companies.



    CenterBeam, Inc.



    Represented CenterBeam in connection with its sale and issuance of $10.8 million of Series D Preferred Stock.

    City of Hope National Medical Center



    Represented City of Hope in connection with its investment in certain life sciences companies.

    CleanFish, Inc.



    Represented CleanFish in connection with its sale and issuance of $5.5 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented CleanFish in connection with its sale and issuance of $4 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    ClickServices.com, Inc.



    Represented ClickServices.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $1.8 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented ClickServices.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $12 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Digital Chef, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the $35 million investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Digital Chef.



    eBoodle.com, Inc.



    Represented eBoodle.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $3.4 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Enviance, Inc.



    Represented Enterprise Partners Venture Capital in connection with the $7 million investment in Series A-1 Preferred Stock of Enviance, Inc.



    eRestrictedStock, Inc.



    Represented eRestrictedStock.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $2.5 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Eve.com, Inc.



    Represented Eve.com in connection with its sale and issuance of $25.5 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Everspin Technologies



    Represented investors in connection with the $30 million investment in Series B Preferred Stock of Everspin Technologies.



    Histogen, Inc.



    Represented Secure Medical in connection with the $5.4 million investment in Series A Preferred Stock of Histogen, Inc.



    Hightail, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the $34 million investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Hightail, Inc.



    Hookit, Inc.



    Represented Hookit in connection with its convertible note and equity financings.



    InnoLogic Systems, Inc.



    Represented InnoLogic Systems in connection with its sale and issuance of $3 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Kana Software, Inc.



    Represented Kana Software in connection with its sale and issuance of $10.2 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Represented Kana Software in connection with its sale and issuance of $125 million of common stock in PIPE transaction.



    Kanisa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Represented Kanisa Pharmaceuticals in connection with its sale and issuance of $25 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented Kanisa Pharmaceuticals in connection with its sale and issuance of $6 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Kestrel Solutions, Inc.



    Represented Kestrel Solutions in connection with its sale and issuance of $55.5 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    LianLian Pay



    Represented Oak Investment Partners and NEA in connection with the $125 million resale of preferred stock of LianLian Pay to American Express.



    LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals



    Represented Forward Ventures in connection with the $14 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals.



    MobiTV



    Represented Oak Investment Partners in connection with the $25 million investment in Series C-1 and C-2 of Preferred Stock of MobitTV.



    Nexenta Systems



    Represented investors in connection with the $18 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Nexenta Systems.



    Represented investors in connection with the $30 million investment in Series F Preferred Stock of Nexenta Systems.



    NovaRx Corporation



    Represented NovaRx Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $4.2 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Represented NovaRx Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $8.7 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Represented NovaRx Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $33 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Precedent Investments



    Represent Precedent Investments, an evergreen venture capital fund, in connection with formation and investment matters.



    Roark Revival



    Represented Roark Revival in connection with its convertible note financing and pending equity financing.



    SANcastle Technologies, Inc.



    Represented SANcastle Technologies in connection with its sale and issuance of $20 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Represented SANcastle Technologies in connection with its sale and issuance of $9.1 million of Series D Preferred Stock.



    Santarus, Inc.



    Represented Santarus in connection with its sale and issuance of $55.1 million of Series D Preferred Stock.

    Stance, Inc.



    Represented Stance in connection with numerous convertible note financings.



    Represented Stance in connection with its sale and issuance of $12 million of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Represented Stance in connection with its sale and issuance of $25 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Represented Stance in connection with its sale and issuance of $60 million of Series C Preferred Stock.



    Skinit, Inc.



    Represented Skinit in connection with its sale and issuance of $12 million Series E Preferred Stock.



    Skyera, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the strategic and equity investment in Skyera.



    SolarFlare Communications, Inc.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $5.5 million of Series A-1 and A-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $43 million of Series A-1 Preferred Stock and recapitalization.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $23.7 million of Series A-1 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $15 million of Series A-1 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its $15 million venture debt transaction.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $25.5 million of Series B-1 and Series B-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $32 million of Series AA-1 and Series AA-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $30 million of Series BB-1 and Series BB-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented SolarFlare Communications in connection with its sale and issuance of $25 million of Series CC-1 and Series CC-2 Preferred Stock.



    Represented Solarflare Communications in connection with its pending sale and issuance of $25 million of Series DD-1 and DD-2 Preferred Stock.



    SumZero, Inc.



    Represented Winklevoss Capital in connection with its investment in Series A Preferred Stock of SumZero.

    Tegile Systems, Inc.



    Represented investors in connection with the $35 million investment in Series C Preferred Stock of Tegile.



    Represented investors in connection with the $55 million investment in Series D Preferred Stock of Tegile.

    Touchdown Technologies, Inc.



    Represented Touchdown Technologies in connection with its sale and issuance of $5.2 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    TV Page, Inc.



    Represented TV Page in connection with its sale and issuance of Series A Preferred Stock.



    Wavestream Corporation



    Represented Wavestream Corporation in connection with its sale and issuance of $7 million of Series B Preferred Stock.



    Western Digital Corporation



    Represented Western Digital in connection with numerous strategic alliance and investment transactions.



    Yoyi Media



    Represented Oak Investment Partners in connection with the $20 million investment in Series B Preferred Stock of Yoyi Media.



    Zetera Corporation



    Represented founder in connection with the sale and issuance of $13.5 million of Series A Preferred Stock and warrants by Zetera Corporation.



    REPRESENTATIVE CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS



    Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




    Represented SG Cowen, Piper Jaffray, Legg Mason Wood Walker and Needham & Company as underwriters in the $44 million initial public offering of Anadys Pharmaceuticals.



    Represented Credit Suisse First Boston, SG Cowen, Piper Jaffray and Needham & Company as underwriters in the $71.3 million follow-on public offering of Anadys Pharmaceuticals.



    Crdentia Corp.



    Represented Crdentia in its $2.75 million preferred stock PIPE transaction.

    CRL Network Services, Inc.



    Represented CIBC World Markets and Lehman Brothers as underwriters in proposed $80 million initial public offering of CRL Network Services.



    Digirad Corporation



    Represented Digirad Corporation in its $66 million initial public offering with Merrill Lynch & Co., JP Morgan, Banc of America Securities and William Blair & Company as underwriters.



    Endocare, Inc.



    Represented Endocare in its $78.2 million follow-on public offering with UBS Warburg, Bear Sterns & Co., Banc of America Securities, Harkness & Hill, Inc. and Gerard Klauer Mattison as underwriters.



    Genitope Corporation



    Represented Punk, Ziegel & Company as underwriter in the $28.7 million follow-on public offering of Genitope Corporation.



    Genius Products, Inc.



    Represented Genius Products in connection with multiple common stock PIPE transactions.



    Kana Software, Inc.



    Represented Kana Software in its $56.9 million initial public offering with Goldman Sachs & Co., Hambrecht & Quist and Wit Capital Corporation as underwriters.



    Represented Kana Software in connection with its $125 million common stock PIPE transaction.



    Kintera, Inc.



    Represented Kintera in connection with its $13.5 million common stock PIPE transaction, with Roth Capital Partners as placement agent.



    Represented Kintera in connection with its $5 million common stock PIPE transaction, with Roth Capital Partners as placement agent.



    NuVasive, Inc.



    Represented Banc of America Securities, Lehman Brothers, Thomas Weisel Partners and William Blair & Company as underwriters in the $82 million initial public offering of

    NuVasive.



    Santarus, Inc.



    Represented Santarus in its $54 million initial public offering with SG Cowen, UBS, Thomas Weisel Partners and RBC Capital Markets as underwriters.



    Volcano Corporation



    Represented JP Morgan, Piper Jaffray, Bear Stearns & Co. and Cowen & Company as underwriters in the $62.6 million initial public offering of Volcano Corporation.



    Represented JP Morgan, Piper Jaffray, Bear Stearns & Co. and Cowen & Company as underwriters in the $139 million follow-on public offering of Volcano Corporation.



    Represented JP Morgan, Banc of America Securities, Piper Jaffray and Bear Stearns & Co. as underwriters in the $131 million follow-on public offering of Volcano Corporation.



    Xoom.com, Inc.



    Represented Bear Sterns & Co., Hambrecht & Quist, BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Wit Capital Corporation as underwriters in the $303.6 million follow-on public offering of Xoom.com.



    ZapMe! Corporation



    Represented Merrill Lynch & Co., Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Thomas Weisel Partners and Wit Capital Corporation as underwriters in the $104.4 million initial public offering of ZapMe! Corporation.



    REPRESENTATIVE MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS TRANSACTIONS



    Kana Software, Inc.




    Representation of the company in connection with its $4.1 billion acquisition of Silknet, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $140 million acquisition of Business Evolution, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition of netDialog, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition of Broadbase Software, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $75 million acquisition of Connectify, Inc.



    Live Nation, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $350 million acquisition of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc.



    Solarflare Communications, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $100 million acquisition of Level 5 Networks, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its divestiture of its PHY business unit.



    Wavestream Corporation



    Representation of the company in connection with its $145 million acquisition by Gilat Satellite Networks, Inc.

    Genius Products, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $100 million asset sale and joint venture with The Weinstein Company.



    RealAge, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition by Hearst Communications, Inc.



    Eclipse Therapeutics, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition by Bionomics Limited.

    Superior Mobile Medics



    Representation of the company in connection with its sale of assets to Quest Diagnostics.



    LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Representation of venture capital syndicate in connection with the company’s acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.



    Deere & Company



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition of T-Systems International, Inc.



    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $90 million acquisition of Haverstick Consulting, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $70 million acquisition of Madison Research Corporation, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $56 million acquisition of Digital Fusion, Inc.



    Wireless Facilities, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $46 million asset sale of engineering division to LCC International, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $24 million asset sale of deployment division to Platinum Equity.



    Kintera, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $46 million acquisition by Blackbaud, Inc.



    Kurion Incorporated



    Representation of the Company in connection with its acquisition of geosafe business unit of Impact Services, Inc.



    Calando Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $60 million acquisition by Insert Therapeutics.



    Crdentia Corp.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $15 million acquisition of New Age Nurses, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $10 million acquisition of Baker Anderson Christie, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $7.5 million acquisition of Nurses Network, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $7.5 million acquisition of Nurses PRN, Inc.



    Endocare, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $11.8 million acquisition of the prostate division of U.S. Medical Development, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $2 million acquisition of the intellectual property assets from Gary M. Onik, M.D.



    Representation of the company in connection with the sale of its Cryocath Technologies subsidiaries.



    CenterBeam, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its $2.1 million asset acquisition of Network Insight, Inc.



    eBoodle.com, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition by BizRate.com, Inc.



    eRestrictedStock, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its purchase of outstanding securities of Kuberon Advisors, Inc.



    PointSource Technologies, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its sale and license of intellectual property assets to JMAR Technologies, Inc.



    Kwaish, Inc.



    Representation of the company in connection with its acquisition of Aeroprise, Inc.



    University Games Corporation



    Representation of the company in connection with its asset purchase of Lombard Marketing, Inc. business line.

    Speaking Engagements

    • November 2, 2016
      Goldman Sachs 10KSB Legal Conference
    • March 2015
      Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Emerging Brands Conference
    • March 2014
      Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Emerging Brands Conference
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