In September, my firm, Klinedinst PC, added Christian P. Fonss and Mariel I. Estigarribia, principals of the transactional and securities firm, Fonss & Estigarribia LLP, as shareholders.
I have known Chris and Mariel for some time and was very pleased to have them join Klinedinst. Chris and Mariel, attorneys with a wide range of experience in M&A, corporate, securities, and transactional matters, immediately undertook to Co-Chair the firm’s Corporate and Securities and Transactional and M&A practice groups. Chris and Mariel have really hit the ground running, dramatically expanding the firm’s ability to service our diverse clientele. Fonss and Estigarribia also provide a transactional and dealmaker’s perspective for the litigators of the firm’s Complex Litigation Practice group, a practice group that I chair.
To help you understand KPC’s broad, and rapidly expanding, capabilities within the corporate, transactional and securities legal space, I am including below a representative list of transactions handled recently by shareholders Chris Fonss and Mariel Estigarribia:
Served as counsel to multiple public company clients across various industries
in connection with the preparation, review and filing of ‘34 Act reports,
including Forms 20-F, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, 6-K, 3, 4 and 5 and proxy statements.
Represented various public company clients in the SEC review and comment
Advised multiple technology startups regarding capital raising transactions.
Served as counsel to a large accelerated filer in connection with a 1-for-10
reverse stock split on domestic and foreign exchanges.
Served as counsel to Indian investor in connection with the Series A
Preferred Stock financing of a technology start-up.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Served as counsel to a leading provider of orthotics and prosthetics in connection
with numerous business acquisitions.
Represented public cyber-security company in acquisition of national communications
lifecycle management services provider.
Served as counsel to a large automotive supplier in connection with its
$250M share purchase of a European and Asian laser-welded blank subsidiary
of the largest steel manufacturer in the world.
Served as counsel to San Diego-based furniture rental company in connection
with a sale of substantially all of its assets.
Advised automotive original equipment manufacturer in connection with
Spanish language promissory note and security agreement.
Drafted and negotiated private label supply agreement for Southern California
Drafted and negotiated services and sponsorship agreement with major
California entertainment company.
Drafted and negotiated strategic supplier agreement for local specialty goods
Served as counsel to a global retail company in connection with a proposed
joint venture with a leading mortgage broker.
Served as counsel to multiple entrepreneurs forming a company focused on
the promotion and operation of participatory sporting events.
Served as counsel to an SBA 8(a) company in connection with negotiations of a joint venture.
Served as counsel to a leading San Diego accounting firm in connection
with the drafting and negotiation of an office space lease.
Served as counsel to public cybersecurity company in connection with the
review and negotiation of multiple leases.
Again, I am very happy to have Chris and Mariel working just a few doors down the hall of our San Diego office. As a friend, its good to have them here. As a business litigator, it is good to have their perspective and insight into the deal side of disputes. As a shareholder, it is good to have them expertly undertaking significant transactional work for our clients.
Upward and onward!