From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.
Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.
Michael Dorf is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
He has extensive experience in U.S. domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, carve-outs, venture capital financings, strategic investments, joint ventures and corporate partnering transactions.
He has represented public and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital investors and sovereign wealth funds in the technology, media, telecommunications, biotechnology, health care, renewable energy, consumer products and other industries. In addition, Michael represents portfolio companies of private equity clients, handling day-to-day legal activities, add-on acquisitions, and other general corporate work.
Transactional business attorney Arman Pahlavan advises venture capital and private equity funds and their portfolio companies across their legal needs. He counsels them on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property transactions and fund formation matters. Arman has extensive experience advising clients with emphasis on cross border transactions for corporate clients and in his investment company practice. His knowledge runs across industry lines including software/mobile, AR/VR, cryptocurrencies/blockchain, digital health/life sciences, and energy technologies.
With an aggregate transaction value measured in billions, Arman represents clients based in Silicon Valley and throughout the country and abroad in a multitude of transactions. He has served as fund counsel to various funds and represented public companies and foreign private issuers in their securities matters.
Arman has been an active participant in industry symposiums and roundtables, including events sponsored by VentureOne Summit, BayBio, Healthtech Women and Idea to IPO. Topics he has spoken on include term sheet best practices and funding strategies for emerging companies, smart grid investments, robotics and artificial intelligence. Arman is active in the investment community and has been able to garner first institutional round investments and CEO placements for his clients over the years to advance their growth and funding prospects.