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Michael Lateef

Michael Y. Lateef

(415) 995-5095


Michael is a corporate transactional attorney whose practice focuses on corporate financings, venture capital, tax, and mergers and acquisitions. He works closely with start-up and private and public companies on issues related to equity and financings, tax matters, the structuring of executive compensation (including stock arrangements), strategic ventures, acquisitions and management buy-outs. Michael counsels clients in all phases of business development, including capital formation, operation, acquisition, and restructuring.

His practice includes material transactions representing a variety of companies in the technology industry (both software and service based companies), health and senior care and civil construction.

Michael has represented a variety of foreign corporations based in China, India and Europe in establishing US based operations through formation, joint ventures, and acquisitions.

Client representations include private and non-profit companies such as BYD Company, Ltd, Larsen & Toubro, L&T Technologies, Kuhner AG, and related affiliates and subsidiaries.


LL.M., Tax Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara

Admissions and Courts

U.S. Tax Court


Management Committee, Member

Transportation Lawyers Association, Member