Michael Dorf is a partner in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Group and is based in the San Francisco office. Mr. Dorf has extensive experience in public and private mergers & acquisitions and related corporate governance matters. He has represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers in a wide range of public and private business combination transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, tender and exchange offers, minority investments, joint ventures and corporate partnering transactions. He also has significant experience in cross-border transactions, including acquisitions involving Canadian, Israeli and Indian companies. He has also represented issuers in leveraged transactions and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Mr. Dorf joined the firm as a partner in 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Dorf was a partner in the San Francisco office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and from 2000 to 2005, Mr. Dorf was a partner in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Mr. Dorf has been cited in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers and has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the Bay Area by Bay Area Lawyer magazine.
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1992
- Columbia Law Review, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Political Science and Economics, 1989
- U.C. Regents/Chancellors Scholar, Highest Honors