Chambers USA recognized the firm as a “powerhouse in the capital markets space.”
Sarah Axtell counsels public and private companies at every stage of their corporate life cycles, with a focus on advising technology companies and leading initial public offerings and other capital-raising transactions.
Drawing on her broad background in corporate and securities law, Ms. Axtell helps clients grow their businesses from startup to IPO, and beyond. She brings particular experience handling transactional and corporate governance matters on behalf of growth-stage companies, including leading tech innovators. She focuses on capital markets transactions. Ms. Axtell also represents venture capitalists and investment banks involved in private and public stock offerings.
Her company-side work encompasses:
- Corporate governance
- Public offerings
- General corporate representation and counseling
- Public company representation
- Venture capital financings
- Mergers and acquisitions
Ms. Axtell is a local leader of Latham's Bay Area Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee, a firm-wide initiative developed to promote the long-term success of women lawyers and executives. She is frequently recognized for her practice work by legal and industry publications, including Law360 (which named her a 2020 Capital Markets Rising Star) and the Daily Journal (which selected her as California Attorney of the Year in 2020).