Scott D. Karchmer counsels emerging and established companies in business transactions. Representing clients in the biotechnology, medical device, software, data analytics, and networking and storage industries, he advises companies at critical junctures in their lifecycles. Scott handles formation, raising funds from venture capitalists, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and other issues organizations confront. He also advises venture capital firms and other investors in connection with investments in private companies.
Counseling public companies on securities law, governance, and general corporate matters, Scott represents clients in capital markets transactions. He advises on private investments in public equity (PIPEs), registered direct offerings, convertible debt offerings, 144A offerings, and underwritten offerings.
Scott is the pro bono chair of Morgan Lewis’s San Francisco office. He serves on the board of directors for Legal Services for Children, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that provides legal counsel to individuals under 18. He also volunteers for the Alameda County Food Bank.
Boston College Law School, 1994, J.D.
Princeton University, 1990, A.B.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of California, Business Law Section
Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco Bay Area
Listed, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Listed, Top 10 in Northern California Emerging Business and Venture Capital, The Legal 500 (2009)