CORPORATE FINANCE

With many of our attorneys recognized as leading experts in the fields of corporate and securities law, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has extensive experience representing technology and life sciences companies in a broad range of public and private financing transactions.

Venture Capital

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has laid the groundwork for some of the world's most innovative technology, life sciences, and growth companies. As the nation's leading law firm representing venture-backed companies, we counsel thousands of entrepreneurs starting new ventures, advising on the formation of companies, equity structures, and negotiations with venture capital investors. We consistently advise more companies in venture capital deals than any other law firm, providing representation in nearly one in four deals nationwide.

Public Equity and Debt Finance

Working with more than 300 public and 3,000 private enterprises, we regularly address our clients' need to access worldwide capital markets. Since 1998 we have represented more companies in their initial public offerings than any other law firm. We have extensive experience structuring a variety of public equity and debt transactions, advising and representing issuers, underwriters, and selling shareholders in equity, equity-linked, and related transactions, including SEC-registered and Rule 144A offerings. In addition to our strong domestic practice, we have advised on some of the largest and most innovative global equity offerings by non-U.S. issuers.

Our debt finance practice serves the legal needs of client companies and the investment banks, equipment lessors, commercial banks, and other lending institutions that provide important sources of capital to companies as they grow. Our experience includes syndicated and single-bank credit lines, acquisition financings, public-note issuances, structured finance, off-balance-sheet financings, capital leases, and a number of other debt and quasi-debt vehicles. We are a leader in representing business enterprises and investment banks in transactions involving investment-grade and high-yield notes, convertible notes, convertible exchangeable-preferred stock, and trust-preferred securities.

Project Finance

Our project finance team has the specialized knowledge and skills needed to help sponsors secure the financing they require to start and grow their complex and sophisticated ventures, both in the U.S. and abroad. Our attorneys have experience in a wide variety of project finance transactions, including bank and insurance company financing, limited partnerships, syndications, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, credit arrangements, taxation, and sales of companies and subsidiaries.