Chris Shoff is a partner in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins. He is a leading advisor to emerging companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms and strategic acquirers in the technology, life sciences, cleantech and energy industries.
Chris Shoff focuses his practice on the representation of technology companies from start-ups to global corporations in a broad range of industries, including software, digital media and entertainment, mobile, consumer Internet, medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare services. He regularly represents clients throughout their entire life cycle from formation to exit. In this role he advises entrepreneurs and companies on corporate formation, equity incentives, convertible note and preferred stock financings, securities law compliance, corporate governance, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Shoff has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience having worked on over 100 M&A transactions. He regularly represents some of the world’s top private equity firms and strategic acquirers in their acquisitions. This experience representing acquirers helps him more effectively advise emerging companies through their growth cycle in preparation for an exit.
Mr. Shoff has significant experience advising clients with respect to venture capital financings and has represented companies and venture capital firms in hundreds of financings. Mr. Shoff is currently an adjunct professor of law at the University of Southern California Law School, teaching a course on venture capital and emerging companies.