Javad Mostofizadeh advises venture capital, growth equity, and private equity funds on a full range of investment management matters, from fund formation and structuring to day-to-day operations and investor relations.

An experienced and versatile practitioner, Mr. Mostofizadeh delivers trusted counsel to US and international funds in connection with their key business, legal, and strategic issues. He brings experience across a variety of investment areas and fund types, including venture capital funds (ranging from seed to late stage), growth equity funds, private equity funds, opportunity funds, funds-of-funds, and SPVs.

Mr. Mostofizadeh advises clients regarding:

  • Preparation of offering materials
  • Negotiations with investors on fund formation matters
  • Drafting partnership, LLC, and other governing documents
  • Counseling fund managers on all aspects of day-to-day operational and governance matters

Mr. Mostofizadeh also has significant experience with income taxation matters relevant to investment funds. 

Mr. Mostofizadeh frequently writes on topics in the investment funds space. He served as a contributing author to the Thomson Reuters treatise “The Acquisition and Sale of the Emerging Growth Company: The M&A Exit.”

Representative matters include fund formation for the following firms:

  • 1984 Ventures*
  • Climactic
  • Commerce Ventures*
  • Cowboy Ventures*
  • Data Collective*
  • DFJ Growth*
  • Era Ventures
  • Homebrew*
  • Khosla Ventures*
  • Maveron*
  • NFX*
  • ParaFi Capital
  • SaaStr*
  • Supermoon Capital
  • Threshold Ventures*
  • Touch Capital
  • Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech)*
  • Vector Capital*
  • WTI*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • LL.M., New York University, 1997
  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1996
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992