Teresa’s legal expertise includes matters involving general corporate law, securities law and real property law. Her corporate and securities practice includes a range of public and private equity and debt financings. She represents both publicly-traded and private companies in a wide variety of industries and markets such as high technology, consumer products, professional services, and banking. Transactions have included private and public offerings of equity and debt securities, venture capital funding and design of complex capital structures.
Teresa represents clients in all aspects of their businesses. She handles mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, credit finance, formation of corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures. Teresa represents clients in connection with the preparation and filing of periodic SEC reports and proxy statements. She also assists clients, including directors and stockholders, with sale of securities, disclosure issues, corporate governance, fiduciary duties and stock exchange rule compliance.
Teresa’s real property practice includes negotiation and preparation of real property leases, acquisition and sale transactions and complex real property finance matters.
Represented largest reprographics company in the United States, which provides business-to-business document management services to the architectural, engineering and construction industry in connection with a $174 million initial public offering, a $210 million secondary public stock offering, a $200 million public stock offering, and a $350 million secured debt financing, as well as ongoing public securities filings, providing counsel on all corporate and securities matters ranging from Regulation FD compliance to board governance matters.
Odyssey Telecorp Inc. - representation has included representing a private equity fund in acquisition and sales of portfolio companies from and to public companies, including a $180 million sale of membership units of Progress Telecom LLC (a privately held telecommunications company) to Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT).
"Money from the Masses," Corporate Law Alert (July 2012)
"SEC Approves Heightened Stock Exchange Listing Standards For Reverse Merger Companies," (co-author) Hanson Bridgett Business Alert (November 2011)
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"Negotiating the Investment with Social Entrepreneurs Choice of Entity & Deal Structure," UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (September 2012)
“Legal Implications for International Companies in the US: Financing and IP Issues,” co-speaker, Plug and Play Tech Center (April 2012)
"Starting a U.S. Business: Raising Capital and IP Considerations," Plug and Play Tech Center (July 2011)
"Term Sheets and Convertible Notes - Structuring the Deal," Plug and Play Tech Center (March 2011)
"Careers in Business Law," University of California Hastings College of the Law (February 2011)
"Term Sheet Considerations: Economic, Legal & Practical," Keiretsu Forum Academy (February 2011)
"CEO Talks: Lessons Learned," Plug and Play Tech Center (November 2010)
"Legal Considerations of Raising Capital in Silicon Valley," Plug and Play Tech Center (October 2010)
"Going Public," Alliance of CEOs (May 2010)
"Basics of Business Law for Entrepreneurs," University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (November 2009)
"What's the Deal? Understanding Terms of Debt and Equity Financings," Silicon Ventures Seminar (August 2009)
"Corporate Social Responsibility," moderator, Sustainable Business Leadership Forum (April 2009)
"Investor Academy on Equity Financings," Keiretsu Forum (January 2009)
"Entrepreneur Funding Boot Camp," Keiretsu Forum (January–June 2009)
"Exploring Careers in Business/Transactional Law," University of California Hastings College of the Law (October 2008)
"Entrepreneur Funding Boot Camp," Keiretsu Forum (September 2008)
"Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Corporate Governance: Is There Room for Both?" Association of Corporate Counsel San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (April 2008)
"Careers in Business Law," Golden Gate University (February 2008)
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San Francisco’s Top-Rated Lawyers (2012)
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers Magazine (2008)
Northern California Super Lawyers (2006-2009)