Bill Choe is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. He is a leading corporate and securities lawyer with deep expertise in domestic and cross-border technology M&A (including stock and asset sales and purchases, mergers, tender offers, spin-ins, and divisional sales), having led dozens of significant buy-side and sell-side representations of public and private tech companies in deals ranging in value from a few million dollars to billions of dollars.
Mr. Choe also specializes in advising high-technology companies at early-through-exit stages of their growth cycle, as well as venture capital and private equity funds that focus on investing in such companies. He advises issuers and investment funds with respect to equity and debt financings, and provides day-to-day counsel to the senior management and boards of directors of issuers concerning fiduciary obligations, corporate governance, options and restricted stock, employment-related matters, intellectual property protection, commercial agreements and disputes, pre-exit strategies and planning, and other business issues.
Mr. Choe previously served as co-head of the global technology industry group and global head of tech M&A at another international law firm. He also has served as vice president of legal at a publicly-traded information and analytics company, where he led the department’s M&A, securities, and corporate governance matters.
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