DLA Piper LLP (US)

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Prominent team with expertise in venture capital and M&A deals, fund formation, IPOs and SEC compliance. Strong presence in the technology and biotechnology sectors. Noted for its experience in cross-border acquisitions and securities transactions, as well as its growing expertise in blockchain, crowdfunding and other emerging areas in financing.

Strengths Clients comment: "They are responsive, knowledgeable and very easy to work with; their strengths are based on their wealth of knowledge."

"They are efficient, strategic, creative and nimble," reports one interviewee.

Another notes that "the firm has true experts around every corner."

Work highlights Represented Carewave Medical, a developer of wearable medical devices, in its Series A-3 preferred stock financing.

Notable practitioners

John Steel
is described as "one of the leading senior corporate lawyers in the market" and a "knowledgeable and super smart" practitioner. He is adept at handling a variety of corporate matters, including acquisitions and financing transactions.

Michael Hutchings
advises public and private technology companies on the full range of corporate transactions. "He understands the stage of business your company is in at the moment and advises according to the appropriate risk appetite," comments an interviewee, adding: "We wouldn't do a deal without him."

Steven Yentzer
remains a popular choice for private equity firms and investment funds seeking advice on investment matters and fund formation. He also has significant expertise in taxation issues. Clients note that he is "strong in high-level fund formation work."

Trenton Dykes
is highly regarded for his broad practice covering securities matters, M&A and venture capital financings. "He is consistently professional, thoughtful, measured and attentive to the right details," reports one interviewee. Another comments: "My experience working with Trent has been spectacular. His knowledge base and ability to think creatively have been very helpful to our organization."

Tyler Hollenbeck
routinely represents emerging companies and venture capital firms in corporate transactions, including M&A, public offerings and financings. "He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to clearly articulate the risks for each decision," notes one interviewee, while another praises his "exceptional service" and comments that "he provides guidance that is strategic, tactical, prompt and well thought out."