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William Kushner

William Kushner

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
Colorado Law
School
About
My career has spanned over 20 years and has included both corporate finance and litigation practice in an AmLaw 100 firm and also as corporate general counsel.

I perform both "outside GC" and deals work for technology and life sciences clients.

"Outside GC" -- As a proven problem-solver, my clients expect timely, risk-mindful advice to the daily flow of challenges, ranging from commercial to IP licensing, HR, litigation and of course complex deal-making.

Corporate Finance/M&A. I have represented strategic buyers and sellers on complex financing and M&A transactions throughout my career -- including Upsight!
21
Years
experience
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WM Kushner

Advisor & attorney

Jan 2012 - Present

I provide legal, business, finance and strategic support to clients in life sciences, health care, IT and financial services industries. My clients use me as a "closer" for credit facilities, equity raises, regulatory matters, IP development and commercial/sales.

Jan 2012 - Present

mBlox

General Counsel

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

Head of legal department for a wireless solutions provider that specializes in global operator connectivity, mobile payments and apps empowerment, with connections to more than 600 mobile operators in 180+ countries through a carrier-grade network. Oversight of EMEA, AIPAC and Americas legal teams.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

Torreya Partners

Principal

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Torreya Partners LLC is a boutique investment banking firm that provides strategic advice and assistance with Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnering and Financings to life science companies worldwide. Torreya Partners provides the long-term thinking and objective advice required for life science companies to create lasting value. Torreya has handled complex financial and strategic matters for some of the most sophisticated private and public life science companies in the world.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Bristol-Myers Squibb

General Counsel

Jan 2004 - Jan 2007

Handled corporate development/strategy, general corporate, finance, commercial, M&A and regulatory for healthcare IT & pharmaceutical distribution company with annual sales in excess of $3.5 Billion. Delivered significant ROI for private equity stakeholder.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2007

Perkins Coie

Attorney

Jan 1996 - Jan 2004

Senior associate at Silicon Valley office of national firm. Led teams of attorneys handling diverse matters including significant M&A and securities offerings. Clients served included internet/media, software, device, biotechnology, health care IT, staffing and equipment leasing companies, investment banks and VC investors.

Jan 1996 - Jan 2004

Richmond & Quinn

Attorney

Jan 1994 - Jan 1996

Litigation associate in commercial and insurance defense firm. Representative clients included DeHavilland Aircraft Co., ERA Aviation, seafood processors and insurers involved in Exxon Valdez litigation. Responsible for all aspects of discovery, pre-trial motion practice and pre-trial hearings. Also responsible for trial preparation and evidence presentation. Handled pre-settlement matters, handled numerous depositions of medical expert witnesses, expert economists concerning income stream valuation and non-expert witnesses

Jan 1994 - Jan 1996

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