David A. Lipkin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and related securities law matters for companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. He represents both public and private acquirers and target companies, as well as special committees, in large, complex and sophisticated M&A transactions, including tender offers, negotiated mergers and other acquisition structures involving both strategic investors and private equity firms.
In addition to his work as M&A counsel to a wide range of companies, David also has extensive experience in the representation of bulge bracket and middle market investment banking firms in their financial advisory and fairness opinion activities.
David served for three years as co-chair of the Western M&A Forum sponsored by Thomson Reuters. In addition to his extensive law firm experience, he served for five years as corporate counsel and chief information officer for a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.
Acquisitions and Dispositions of Publicly-Traded Companies
Represented Nicholas Enterprises, a company owned and controlled by Henry Nicholas III, Ph.D., co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, in connection with Broadcom’s acquisition by Avago ($37 billion)
Represented Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank in its acquisition of a 78% stake in wireless operator Sprint Nextel ($21.6 billion) and in connection with Sprint’s acquisition of the remainder of Clearwire Corporation not already owned by it ($3 billion)
Represented Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition by VTech ($100 million)
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