Michael Torosian is a partner in the Corporate Practice in the San Francisco office. Michael is outside general counsel to emerging companies and their investors and advisors at all stages, from formation and seed financing through development of the business and venture capital financings, through the liquidity event, whether a sale of the company or an IPO, and life as a public company.
Michael represents private companies, public companies, venture capital firms, investment banks and financial advisors in the technology, renewable energy, and life sciences industries.
He advises clients on corporate securities, finance, commercial transactions, intellectual property, patent, trademark, executive compensation and benefits, regulatory, tax, employment, data security and privacy, real estate, litigation and international matters. In addition, he counsels public company management and boards on corporate governance, disclosure and reporting obligations and SEC, FINRA and exchange matters.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Torosian worked with management and boards of directors of companies in audit and consulting as a CPA at a Big Four firm.