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Alidad Vakili

Associate
+1.415.882.8039
Fax +1.415.882.8220

Alidad Vakili regularly counsels both domestic and international companies on structuring, financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors.

His work involves:

  • Financing, M&A and Strategic Growth. He represents start-up and emerging growth companies at every stage of the company lifecycle—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues including venture capital and private equity financing, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A transactions.
  • Project Finance for Renewable Energy Development. He has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with commercial and industrial distributed and utility-scale solar projects.
  • Cross-Border Transactions. Mr. Vakili has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures.
  • Contracts and Operations. His work includes not only advising on the major corporate milestones but also significant involvement in day-to-day operations and strategic business issues such formation, governance, data privacy, and numerous of commercial agreements

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vakili was an associate in a California-based law firm that focused on corporate finance, securities, real estate and other corporate and commercial transactional matters.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine (Past Associate Editor)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Committee on Civility, Integrity and Professionalism; Lawyer Referral and Information Services Committee; Past Co-chair, Business and Corporate Law Section; Website Committee)
  • Doctors Offering Charitable Services (Past General Corporate Counsel)
  • California Western School of Law (Past Adjunct Professor of STEPPS Course)

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Learning From Leaders Series,” K&L Gates and Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Presentation by Former United States Ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji, San Francisco, CA October 18, 2018.
  • Moderator, “Japanese Pitch Night: Summer 2018”, Silicon Valley Forum, San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2018.
  • Speaker, Doing Business in the United States. BelCham: Summer Catalyst 2018, San Francisco, CA 2018.
  • Speaker, “Workshop on GDPR Compliance”, Workshop with Julia Jacobson for Berkeley SkyDeck, Berkeley, CA April 17, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Venture Financing, Hult International Business School, San Francisco, CA April 17, 2018.
  • Speaker, “EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Goes Into Effect May 2018: Are you Prepared?” Panel Presentation, San Francisco, CA, March 20, 2018.
  • Moderator, “Managing Board Expectations,” K&L Gates and Triad Group Panel Presentation, San Francisco, CA November 9, 2017.
  • Speaker, War Stories: Tales from the Trenches. SF Startup: Idea to IPO, San Francisco, CA, September 7, 2017.
  • Judge, Silicon Valley Forum's Startup Pitch Night: Focus on HealthTech 2017, San Francisco, July 19, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Le Marriage: Eight Issues When Aligning Corporates and Startups (with an International Twist),” Mind the Bridge - Insurtech / Automotive Global Matching: Pitch DemoDay, San Francisco, CA July 6, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Privacy and Data Protection,” EIT Digital Event – Europe’s Vision on Digital Transformation, San Francisco, CA, January 10, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Annual Securities Law Update - 1 Year After the Dodd-Frank Act: Where We’ve Gone and What’s in Store for the Future”, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA September 27, 2011.
  • Represented institutional lenders in connection with construction project financing of solar facilities
  • Represented investors in connection with acquisition of solar projects in CA, AZ, CO, MA, FL
  • Prepared formation documents, including private placement memoranda, limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, investment management agreements and subscription agreements. .
  • Reviewed service provider agreements.
  • Represented a number of privately held businesses in sales to private acquirers.
  • Represented a privately held real estate developer in connection with real estate financings.
  • Advised early-stage companies in connection with private offerings, venture financing, and other financing transactions.
  • Served as counsel to buyers and sellers in negotiated merger, asset and stock transactions.
  • Counseling business entities on governance and stockholder transactions, and general corporate matters.
  • Structuring and forming business entities.

Representative Transactions
  • Represented purchaser in $1,525,000 asset acquisition of automobile dealership.
  • Represented company in connection with $500,000 private common stock offering.
  • Represented purchaser in $12,200,000 land acquisition.
  • Represented purchaser in $2,300,000 acquisition of secondary market distressed loan.
  • Represented purchaser in $4,200,000 acquisition of secondary market distressed loan.
  • Represented purchaser in $375,000 acquisition of medical spa.
  • Represented purchaser in $200,000 acquisition of technology company.
  • Represented issuer in $750,000 convertible debt financing.
  • Represented issuer in $2,000,000 credit facility financing.
  • Represented seller in $23,000,000 sale of two business divisions involving assets in the United States, Europe and Central Asia.
  • Represented bank in connection with $4,500,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $1,800,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $9,500,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $6,400,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented issuer in connection with $14,000,000 Series C financing of a technology company.
  • Represented company in connection with $12,000,000 private placement.
  • Represented purchaser in connection with $350,000 asset acquisition of a company.
  • Represented purchaser in connection with $125,000 stock purchase.
  • Represented investor in connection with a $40,000,000 Series 4 financing.
  • Represented issuer in connection with a $500,000 private offering.
  • Represented company in connection with a $4,000,000 credit facility loan.
  • Represented bank in connection with $1,500,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $3,900,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented bank in connection with $19,200,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented company in connection with $5,000,000 acquisition of solar facility.
  • Represented company in connection with $2,000,000 solar project financing transaction.
  • Represented start-up company in connection with $2,000,000 in seed financing.
  • Represented company in connection with $30,000,000 financing transaction involving solar project assets.
  • Represented company in connection with $10,000,000 acquisition of solar facility.