C.J. has a corporate transactions practice that spans the business lifecycle, from start-up through exit. At the start-up and growth stages, C.J. advises entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies on business formation and founders’ issues, angel and VC financings, equity incentive plans, and technology development matters.
For established companies considering expansion or exit, C.J.’s practice focuses on advising business owners, senior management, and boards of directors on strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, securities offerings, and joint ventures. C.J. has served as both issuer and underwriters’ counsel in IPOs and follow-on offerings, and has advised on both buy- and sell-side M&A transactions.
C.J. has represented clients in many sectors, including the aerospace, forest products, energy, manufacturing, life sciences and medical device, software and information technology, consumer products, retail, and financial services industries.
C.J. also has significant experience advising public companies on securities disclosure and compliance matters, corporate governance issues, and NYSE and NASDAQ listing requirements.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, C.J. spent over 20 years as a corporate lawyer with the Seattle office of a mid-sized regional law firm. Previously, he was an attorney/advisor with the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., and an associate with Linklaters in Brussels, Belgium.
M&A and Other Strategic Transactions
Growth and Other Financings