Katharine Barreto

Corporate & Securities


Oakland, CA
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Katy is a strategic legal advisor and corporate counsel to emerging growth companies and their investors, founders, and management teams. In her transactional practice, Katy advises clients in connection with debt and equity venture financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other material transactions such as joint venture arrangements and bespoke commercial agreements. In her corporate counseling practice, Katy advises companies on formation, corporate structuring, compliance with federal and state securities laws, corporate governance best practices, and various day-to-day general corporate matters. Katy has experience working with clients in the technology, life sciences, telecommunications & media, fintech, food & beverage, and cannabis industries. 

Areas of Expertise

Venture Capital
Debt & Equity Financings
Corporate Governance & Strategy
Cross-border Transactions
Federal & State Securities Laws Compliance
Social Enterprise & Impact Investing

Prior Associations

Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP


UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Grinnell College

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