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Amidst a global pandemic, why are so many companies rushing to go public via the SPAC, despite producing lower returns for investors? By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. and the video blog series #askasiliconvalleylawyer In recent years, the world has seen a gold rush of private companies rushing to go-public via a reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition corporation, or “SPAC.” This article will attempt to answer why. We will…
Dealing during the Crisis: What to expect for M&A and How to get deals done in the Second Half of 2020 By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. M&A deals during Q2 2020 mirrored the trajectory of Acapulco cliff divers plummeting to the sea. Global M&A by value fell to $318.6B in Q2 2020, a low not seen in 17 years. Mergers and acquisitions can be difficult in any economic environment, but they are…
By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. and the video blog series #askasiliconvalleylawyer, and Ethan Floyd, consulting attorney at L2 Counsel Have you ever wanted to invest in a startup, a business, a fund or a real estate project, and been turned down because you were told that you did not qualify as an “accredited investor”? Have you ever tried to raise funds for an entity and been advised by counsel…
Louis Lehot||Dealing during the Crisis: What to expect for M&A and How to get deals done in the Second Half of 2020 By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. M&A deals during Q2 2020 mirrored the trajectory of Acapulco cliff divers plummeting to the sea. Global M&A by value fell to $318.6B in Q2 2020, a low not seen in 17 years. Mergers and acquisitions can be difficult in any economic environment, but they…
Louis Lehot | Leader of New Boutique Blends BigLaw & Silicon Valley Experience to Serve Clients of All Sizes Louis Lehot Many major companies absolutely must have large, big-name law firms offering them legal and business advice — or at least many businesses think they do. But increasingly corporate clients are finding that they can get equally sound legal counsel from smaller firms, particularly if lawyers at these partnerships have BigLaw experience and a keen understanding of high-tech…
By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. and the video blog series #askasiliconvalleylawyer As you embark on your first fundraise or a full venture capital round, it’s important to know who are the key players in venture capital, what types of deals they fund and what are the VC firms that fund what kind of deal. This post attempts to set the stage for any entrepreneur or management team on who is…
Louis Lehot Founder of L2 Counsel Friends, Hope you are enjoying your summer to the fullest! It is already August and the end of summer is near, as well as return to the offices in September that was planned by many companies. And while many of us are so sick and tired of sitting at home, that rushing to the office is going to be the first thing we plan to do on September 1st. We’d…
By Louis Lehot Louis Lehot has formed L2Counsel, P.C., an elite boutique law firm in Palo Alto, California, to serve the innovators, disruptors, entrepreneurs and their investors. Louis Lehot, a Silicon Valley-based lawyer who works with emerging growth companies and their investors, shares 5 points to anticipate in raising a round of venture capital financing. Protective Provisions: Companies should consider the protective provisions to be given to new investors, and understand those held by…