Chris Shoff is a partner in the Los Angeles and Century City offices of Latham & Watkins and Co-Chair of the firm’s Los Angeles Corporate Department. He is a member of the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice and is a leading advisor to emerging companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms, and strategic acquirers in the technology, life sciences, and other growth industries.
Mr. Shoff represents technology, life sciences, and other high growth companies and the venture capital, private equity, and strategic investors that finance them.
He regularly represents growth companies throughout their entire life cycle from formation to exit. In this role he advises companies, entrepreneurs, and investors on a full range of matters and transactions including:
- Venture capital financings
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Company formation
- Equity incentives
- Employment matters
- Securities law compliance
- Corporate governance
- Public offerings
Mr. Shoff has extensive experience representing both sellers and acquirers in M&A transactions. This experience helps him more effectively advise emerging companies through their growth cycle in preparation for an exit.
Mr. Shoff is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Southern California Law School where he has taught courses on venture capital and emerging companies.