Debbie Weiner is a founding member of the firm, and she practices out of our Silicon Valley Office where she is principally engaged in the practice of corporate finance and securities law. Her practice predominantly concentrates on micro-cap and small cap public and private companies, a constituency that often does not have in-house counsel and requires high quality attention and advice, provided in a personal and cost-effective manner.
Debbie has nearly 30 years of experience representing investment banks, companies and investors in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. Because she has spent her career in a small, boutique securities law practice, Debbie has had extensive personal hands-on experience in all aspects of the capital raising process. Throughout her career, she has served as counsel to both issuers and underwriters in numerous primary and secondary public offerings, including IPOs and secondary offerings, both takedowns from the shelf and single-offering registration for securities sales by issuers and selling stockholders. Her private financing work has included extensive experience in documenting and overseeing the process of conducting bridge financings and PIPE transactions, as well as standalone private placements, including sales of convertible debt and equity, on behalf of issuers and investment bankers. Having represented both sides of these capital raising transactions has provided Debbie with the expertise and perspective that often proves beneficial to her clients, especially those that have not had prior experience working with placement agents and underwriters.
Debbie devotes a substantial amount of her time to counseling and assisting public companies and their insiders with ongoing SEC reporting and disclosure, regulatory compliance, governance and best practices, including the preparation of periodic reports, proxy statements for annual and special meetings, insider trading reports and Williams Act filings. She also assists her publicly-held companies with Nasdaq and other exchange listing and maintenance requirements and compliance.
Debbie also frequently provides general corporate representation to issuers, boards of directors, board committees and senior management. She routinely assists clients regarding formation, corporate stock issuances, recapitalization and reorganization, stock plan creation and administration, as well as negotiation and drafting of employment and consulting agreements, stockholder agreements and confidentiality, non-disclosure and proprietary rights agreements. She routinely advises clients on issues relating to the conduct of their board and stockholder meetings and provides corporate secretary services to both private and public clients.
J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1984; Member, UCLA Law Review
B.A., Stanford University, 1976; With Distinction and Departmental Honors
State Bar of California