Payam Roshandel is an associate in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Chicago office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded and privately held companies, venture capital financings, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Mr. Roshandel has extensive experience in representing publicly traded and privately held companies and private equity funds in connection with a variety of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, restructurings, recapitalizations, securities compliance matters, and general corporate matters. In addition, his public company experience includes representation of companies in connection various acquisitions and divestitures, and representation of the underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and other securities offerings. Prior to joining the practice of law, Mr. Roshandel was a systems engineer at a biotechnology company involved in the research and development of alternative artificial renal replacement treatments for end-stage renal failure.