Katharine Barreto

Corporate & Securities


Oakland, CA

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<br/>Debt & Equity Financings<br/>M&A<br/>Corporate Governance & Strategy<br/>Cross-border Transactions<br/>Federal & State Securities Laws Compliance<br/>Social Enterprise & Impact Investing
Prior Associations
Farella Braun + Martel LLP<br/>Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP<br/>Morrison & Foerster LLP
UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)<br/>Grinnell College
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