Fenwick & West LLP represented its longstanding client Handspring, Inc. in its merger with with Palm, Inc., announced today and valued at announcement at approximately $170 million. Handspring will merge into Palm immediately following the spin-off to Palm stockholders of PalmSource, a subsidiary that develops and licenses the Palm OS operating system software. The merger marks the return of Handspring founders Jeff Hawkins, Donna Dubinsky and Ed Colligan to Palm, which they also founded in 1992.

The Fenwick & West team involved attorneys from every practice group, including Dennis DeBroeck, Doug Cogen, Lynda Twomey, Rob Freedman, Blake Stafford, Darryl Woo, Scott Spector, Ron Schrotenboer, Laura Majerus, Connie Ellerbach, Andrew Schultheis, T.J. Hall, Greg Roussel, Michael Farn, Henry Su, Liza Morgan, Monifa Clayton and Elizabeth Gartland.

To learn more about this transaction, please visit: http://www.palm.com/us/company/pr/palm-handspring_060403.html.

Inquiries related to this transaction may be directed to Corporate partner Doug Cogen at 415.875.2409 (dcogen@fenwick.com).


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