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Alidad Vakili

Associate
+1.415.882.8039
Fax +1.415.882.8220
Mr. Vakili is a lawyer in the San Francisco office of K&L Gates LLP, a global law firm, where he represents emerging companies, investors, and individual entrepreneurs. Mr. Vakili’s practice includes business transactional and counseling matters, for companies in a wide range of industries, including companies in the cleantech and high-tech sectors. He regularly advises clients in the areas of business formation, corporate governance obligations, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other commercial transactions. Mr. Vakili has also represented clients in connection with solar power project financings, equipment leases, and regularly provides advice on strategic business issues. His work for cleantech companies has also included negotiating supply agreements, power purchase agreements and advising on strategic business issues. As the day-to-day legal counsel for emerging companies, Mr. Vakili assists his clients in finding solutions to a wide range of issues from formation to liquidity.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vakili was an associate in a California-based law firm that focused on corporate finance, securities, real estate and other corporate and commercial transactional matters. Mr. Vakili is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine (Associate Editor)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Committee on Civility, Integrity and Professionalism; Lawyer Referral and Information Services Committee; Past Co-chair, Business and Corporate Law Section; Website Committee)
  • Doctors Offering Charitable Services (General Corporate Counsel)
  • California Western School of Law (Adjunct Professor of STEPPS Course)

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Vakili has lectured regarding business and corporate law, corporate governance, and professional responsibility.
  • Represented institutional lenders in connection with construction project financing of solar facilities
  • Represented investors in connection with acquisition of solar projects in CA, AZ, CO, MA, FL
  • Prepared formation documents, including private placement memoranda, limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, investment management agreements and subscription agreements. .
  • Reviewed service provider agreements.
  • Represented a number of privately held businesses in sales to private acquirers.
  • Represented a privately held real estate developer in connection with real estate financings.
  • Advised early-stage companies in connection with private offerings, venture financing, and other financing transactions.
  • Served as counsel to buyers and sellers in negotiated merger, asset and stock transactions.
  • Counseling business entities on governance and stockholder transactions, and general corporate matters.
  • Structuring and forming business entities.

Representative Transactions
  • Represented purchaser in $1,525,000 asset acquisition of automobile dealership.
  • Represented company in connection with $500,000 private common stock offering.
  • Represented purchaser in $12,200,000 land acquisition.
  • Represented purchaser in $2,300,000 acquisition of secondary market distressed loan.
  • Represented purchaser in $4,200,000 acquisition of secondary market distressed loan.
  • Represented purchaser in $375,000 acquisition of medical spa.
  • Represented purchaser in $200,000 acquisition of technology company.
  • Represented issuer in $750,000 convertible debt financing.
  • Represented issuer in $2,000,000 credit facility financing.
  • Represented seller in $23,000,000 sale of two business divisions involving assets in the United States, Europe and Central Asia.
  • Represented bank in connection with $4,500,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $1,800,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $9,500,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $6,400,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented issuer in connection with $14,000,000 Series C financing of a technology company.
  • Represented company in connection with $12,000,000 private placement.
  • Represented purchaser in connection with $350,000 asset acquisition of a company.
  • Represented purchaser in connection with $125,000 stock purchase.
  • Represented investor in connection with a $40,000,000 Series 4 financing.
  • Represented issuer in connection with a $500,000 private offering.
  • Represented company in connection with a $4,000,000 credit facility loan.
  • Represented bank in connection with $1,500,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $3,900,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $19,200,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented company in connection with $5,000,000 acquisition of solar facility.
  • Represented company in connection with $2,000,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented start-up company in connection with $2,000,000 in seed financing.
  • Represented company in connection with $30,000,000 financing transaction involving solar project assets.
  • Represented company in connection with $10,000,000 acquisition of solar facility.