Haim Zaltzman

  • Partner
  • Ehaim.zaltzman@lw.com
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA
  • T +1.415.395.8870
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  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA
  • T +1.650.463.2695
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Profile

Haim Zaltzman, chair of Latham & Watkins' San Francisco Bay Area Finance Practice, focuses primarily on healthcare and technology-related private equity, growth equity, and emerging growth financing transactions.

Mr. Zaltzman frequently represents borrowers/issuers, sponsors, and financial institutions in debt financing transactions, including billions of dollars in:

  • Growth debt (venture, structured, royalty, and lower middle market)
  • Private equity and growth equity financings (acquisitions, add-ons, refinancings, etc.)
  • Leasing and other similar asset-based transactions 
  • Structured equity and pre-IPO financings 

Mr. Zaltzman holds leadership positions with the Chinese American International School, Seven Tepees Youth Program for urban youth, the American Jewish Committee, and the Idaho Anne Frank Memorial.    

Mr. Zaltzman has also been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, CFO Magazine, The Recorder, Law360.com, The Daily Journal, the International Financial Law Review, and VCExperts.com for his debt expertise.

Experience

Mr. Zaltzman's representative transactions include:

  • Hundreds of growth companies in every kind of financing, including recently Brilliant Earth, Impossible Foods, Phononic, Aimmune, Ouster, Postmates, Atec Spine, Menlo Therapeutics, Zogenix, Codexis, Akebia, Seres, Syndax, Axovant, Urovant, Dermavant, BridgeBio, Esperion, Indigo, Achaogen, Relypsa, Phathom, Mesoblast, Radius, Centrexion, Aimmune, Imprimis, CardioFocus, Axcella, Apollo Endo, Kindred Bio, Vapotherm, Eidos, Codiak, Replimune, TG Thera, Opendoor, Zymergen, Upstart, Root Insurance, CradlePoint, RigUp, and many others 
  • OpenDoor, Inc. in the largest tech deSPAC transaction ever
  • The lending arm of top private equity firm in structured debt financings of late stage growth companies
  • A leading hedge fund in tens of structured debt transactions 
  • A publicly traded business development company in tens of structured debt and venture debt transactions     
  • Various private equity sponsored portfolio companies in growth stage and lower middle market debt transactions provided by hedge funds and institutional investors 
  • Multiple late stage sponsors such as Dragoneer Investment Group, Khosla Ventures, Foundation Capital, Mayfield Fund, NewView Capital, Brookfield Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR, TCV, and others in various growth facilities at their funds and for numerous of their portfolio companies
  • Multiple lenders in tens of debt and equity financings of technology and life sciences companies
Prior Professional Experience
  • Former Editor of the Stanford Journal of International Relations
  • Fulbright Scholar in Russia
  • Prior to Latham & Watkins, attorney in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Thought Leadership
  • Emerging Growth Debt, Venture Capital General Counsel Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, March 29-30, 2017
  • Financing Emerging Growth Companies with Debt, Webcast, May 4, 2017
  • The Healthcare & Technology Industries’ Burgeoning Emerging Growth Debt Market, March 13, 2015
  • When Venture Funding is Debt, Not Equity, June 22, 2011
  • After the Credit Crunch: Venture Credit Facilities at the Term Sheet Stage, June 20, 2011

Thought Leadership

  • The Healthcare & Technology Industries’ Burgeoning Emerging Growth Debt Market  -  March 13, 2015
  • Term Sheet Tips For Emerging Companies Seeking Venture Money -  March 18, 2013
  • When Venture Funding is Debt, Not Equity -  June 22, 2011
  • After the Credit Crunch: Venture Credit Facilities at the Term Sheet Stage -  June 20, 2011
  • Clean Energy Law Report: Financing Renewable Energy Projects -  June 02, 2011
  • Beware California's One-Action Rule -  May 27, 2011
  • Revisiting the One Action Rule for Secured Lenders: Forget About California Real Property at Your Peril! -  May 23, 2011
  • Secured Bridge Loans to Emerging Companies — Overview of Certain Issues in Subordination and Security Agreements -  March 9, 2010
  • Secured Bridge Loans to Emerging Companies — Overview of Certain Issues in Subordination and Security Agreements -  January 25, 2010
  • An Overview of Venture Credit Facilities at the Term Sheet Stage -  January 26, 2009
According to sources: “He is exceptionally sharp and has a deep understanding of corporate law.”Chambers USA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • New York
Education
  • BA, Stanford University, 0
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 0
  • MA, Russian Academy of Sciences, 0
Industries
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
Practices
  • Technology Transactions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services
  • Capital Markets
  • Emerging Companies
  • Banking
  • Private Equity Finance