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Dennis R. DeBroeck (履历)

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合伙人, 公司业务  

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Overview

Dennis R. DeBroeck先生在硅谷工作超过30年,为创业公司和公开上市公司提供咨询,也为风险资本公司和投资银行提供建议。他的执业范围包括对创业、风险资本融资、并购、公开上市、证券法、公司治理以及商务交易相关的议题提供法律和商业咨询。

Dennis先生被认可为美国最佳的公司法律师之一,被《欧洲货币》杂志评为美国西海岸企业法领先的律师之一,被《旧金山》杂志评为北加州证券和企业融资以及并购的超级律师,被《圣何塞》杂志评为硅谷顶级律师。

代表性客户和交易包括:

  • 风险资本投资的创业公司,如Avalanche Technology(半导体),Brocade(网络), Canesta(动作感知技术), Cohere Networks(电缆), Devicescape(无线), Excess Bandwidth(DSL芯片组),GenOA(光发大器),Gyration (基于陀螺仪的鼠标), Handspring (智能电话), Intacct (SAAS 财务软件), Kintana (企业软件), Lexar Media (数字电影), Pogo (网络游戏), R2 Semi (半导体), Radia Communications (RF芯片), ShoreTel (IP电话), Unity Semiconductor (半导体), Ventiva (热管理) and Zuvo (水过滤).
  • 收购,代表性交易包括:Silicon Image, Lexar Media, Adaptec 和Niku公司收购的多家非上市公司, Data Domain以24亿美元的被EMC竞价收购,RAE Systems公司的私有化, Canesta被微软收购, Lexar Media以9亿美元被Micron收购, Handspring被Palm收购, Kintana以2.25亿美元被Mercury Interactive收购, Unity Semiconductor被Rambus收购, Radia被德州仪器收购,Global Locate被Broadcom收购, Spectrum Astro被General Dynamics收购, GenOA被Finisar收购, Excess Bandwidth以3.15亿美元被Virata收购, Pure Atria以9亿美元被Rational Software收购, Micron Electronics 要约收购Netframe, 销售其个人电脑业务给Gores以及与Interland合并,Integrated Device Technology收购Quality Semiconductor, Tekelec 收购 IEX Corporation, Pemstar收购Pacific Consultants LLC, Wayfarer被Vantive收购, 以及 Cloudscape被Informix收购.
  • 公开股票发行,可转化债券发行以及暂搁注册,客户包括:Data Domain, ShoreTel, Lexar Media, Handspring, Silicon Image, Adaptec, Integrated Device Technology, Niku, Hybrid Technology, ESS 等.
  • 在投资银行的各类型软件、半导体、半导体资本设备行业的公开股票发行中提供法律咨询,包括Alteon Websystems, OnTrak Systems, Rackable Systems, Catalyst Semiconductor, Integrated Device Technology, Sigma Designs等公司。
  • 对于公司拆分、公司私有化、跟踪股票以及收购交易提供咨询建议。
  • 为超过25家公开上市公司以及董事会提供有关企业治理、萨班斯 - 奥克斯利法案、联邦证券发行、并购、维权股东、代理权争夺和调查方面的咨询。

Dennis先生曾多年担任泛伟律师事务所执行委员会和薪酬委员会的委员。他还担任过泛伟公司事业部的主席。

在加入泛伟律师事务所之前,Dennis先生的职业生涯专注于科技型的公司,担任过一家国际律师事务所的合伙人,一家创业律所的创办人,以及一家成长型公司的总法务长。Dennis先生曾在加州律师协会公司法委员会任职,并就公司治理、股票公开发行、风险资本、研发合作伙伴关系以及证券法相关的议题进行过多场演讲。

Dennis先生在加州大学洛杉矶分校以优异的成绩获得法律博士学位,期间他在《加州大学洛杉矶分校法律评论》任职。他于卡罗拉多大学获得科学学士学位,专业为财会学。

Dennis先生的非盈利活动包括担任Peninsula开放空间信托基金(“POST”)的董事会成员,以及担任硅谷社会创投基金(“SV2”)的成员。

 

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